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Managing China Cross-Border Development

The course will be taught online.

This course is full and has no avaliable seats.

China is expanding its economic footprint across its borders by acquiring or investing in offshore companies at an intense pace. Western managers of large and small businesses abruptly engaged with China are adversely surprised when faced with a business partner that operates with a very different world-view and who has previously earned their success in an incomparable business environment. The course develops students’ management acumen, specifically when a Chinese-based business is a counterpart. 

Find full course description in the course catalogue.


The exam consists of a portfolio containing 4 assignments and a subsequent written 4-hour take-home exam. The two will be assessed together and one overall grade is given. The deadline for submission of the portfolio is to be announced at the start of the course.

Please note that students who do not submit the final portfolio will not be allowed to participate in the final take-home exam and will have used one examination attempt. Take-home assignments submitted digitally in WISEflow. The final exam is online and presence in Aarhus is not necessary.

Only students who have participated in at least 80 percent of classes will be able to participate in the exam.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

A Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Administration or a related degree.

Students should have at least a passing acquaintance of general business-related topics.   


Exchange Students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about the admission here.


Terrill L. Frantz


Academic profile


Terrill Frantz is Assistant Professor of Management at Peking University, China. His areas of research include Organizational Behavior, Mergers & Acquisitions, Post is IS-Merger Integration, Networks, and Organizational studies.