Office of International Programs


Study business, finance and economics in China's economic capital.

maoEast China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), originally named East China Institute of Chemical Technology, was founded in 1952. The University has developed into a key national university with major educational initiatives in technology, science, economics, administration, humanities and law.

The School of Business cooperates with colleges and universities in China and elsewhere, and welcomes students from all over the world. Further, the school has close links with the Shanghai Municipal Government and various enterprises and institutions, public and private. ECUST and the School of Business is a leader in shaping Shanghai—“the New York City of China” — into an international center of economics, finance, trade and shipping.


ArrowThis program will appeal mostly to Hendrix business and economics majors. Students will be able to choose from a variety of courses (including some in the humanities and social sciences): organizational behavior, management economics, financial accounting, enterprise risk management, China's business environment, international financial management, marketing, innovation and creativity, entrepreneurship, human resources management, Chinese commercial law, Chinese history and culture, cross-cultural communication, and others.

Language of Instruction

ECUST campusAll courses will be taught in English. It may also be possible to study Mandarin Chinese.


Grades will appear on each student's Hendrix transcript, but do NOT figure into the cumulative GPA. Students must earn the equivalent of a "C" or better to be awarded transfer credit.


Students will pay normal Hendrix tuition, room, and board. Each individual student is responsible for travel and visa costs, and "pocket money."

Financial Aid

Normally, all financial aid applies, including Hendrix scholarships. Students are encouraged to verify their situation through the Hendrix Financial Aid Office.


Students are required to secure a Chinese student visa to study in China. This can be done by visiting a Chinese consulate in person or through a visa services courier. The Office of International Programs may assist with the paperwork and process.


shanghai at nightStudents will live on campus in single or double rooms with internet and telephone access. Meals are provided in cafeterias on campus.

Academic Calendar

The program at ECUST is offered for the spring semester only. The spring semester runs from February to June. 

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