Some of the students who are in China for the Shanghai Business Study Tour. From left: Martha Moyo, Mubeen Seedat, Solomon Mandla Zembe, Lloyd Leoko (back), Payal Desai (front), Itumeleng Masemola (middle), Waza Longwe (back), Dipalesa Lekhanya (front), Bheki Maphisa and Precious Khumalo.
Durban - Students and alumni of Management College of Southern Africa (Mancosa) and Regent Business School have jetted of to China for the Shanghai Business Study Tour 2018.

The group of professionals and executives will spend a week as the guests of Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.

In its sixth year, the study tour is organised by Mancosa in conjunction with Regent Business School, both of which are members of Honoris United Universities.

They have afforded more than 150 students the opportunity to gain an experiential, action-oriented learning experience to the international business module on the programme, giving them a broader perspective on how to do business.

The institutions said the student delegates and accompanying staff members would catch a glimpse of student life in Shanghai and gain invaluable insights into best business practices in China, the culture and lifestyle. They would also learn how to circumnavigate the complexity of China’s successful business culture. The study tour will be a combination of lectures, networking opportunities and visits to some of Shanghai’s productive manufacturing plants and businesses. The students will visit various companies and plants such as the BASF production site in Pudong, the iron and steel conglomerate, Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation, Shanghai Usky Information Technology and SAIC Volkswagen.

They would also be taken sightseeing so that they could have an all-encompassing, immersive experience that includes the culture, cuisine, business practices and history.

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