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Supply Chain Management in Hong Kong

The award-winning Supply Chain Management program in Hong Kong offers students the opportunity to follow a series of products through the supply chain - from store to source - in partnership with Target.

The journey begins in Los Angeles, California where participants, led by UT faculty, will visit a Target store, distribution centers and the Ports of LA & Long Beach. Once abroad in Hong Kong, the group will take a trip to Mainland China to visit factory facilities. Students will go beyond the textbook and see supply chain management in action while earning six UT credits, including OM 335-Operations Management, taught by UT faculty. Students will also take a second course taught by faculty from the prestigious Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong is a comprehensive research-led university delivering high-quality education on both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and serving the community with its cutting-edge research capability. Boasting prominent faculty—including Nobel Prize winners—CUHK consistently ranks among the top universities in Asia. 


Please note that this program is suspended until 2022.

Quick Info

  • Academic Term: Summer Session I
  • Program Dates: Suspended until 2022
  • Credits: 6 UT credits
  • Eligibility: BBA students w/minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Prerequisites: STA 309
  • Program Code: 350087

Program Information

About the Program



Must be a BBA student in good academic standing and have an overall minimum UT Austin GPA of 2.50.

Prerequisites: STA 309

Please note, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.


Classes take place Monday-Thursday (usually 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Some afternoon or Friday classes are possible. Students are strongly urged to refrain from making weekend travel plans until receipt of finalized schedule. Absence from class will not be permitted. 

This program includes required company visits in Los Angeles, CA prior to departure to Hong Kong.


Operations Management – OM 335 (may be substituted for OM 335H) - Taught by McCombs faculty 

Doing Business with Chinese Suppliers – IB 372 or OM 340S or IB 320F - Taught by CUHK faculty 




Questions about this program? Contact Aleksandra Wingate.

Fees and Tuition


2020 Program Fee*: $5,700

Affiliated Studies Fee for CUHK Course (3 credits): $600

Total Fees: $8,434

For estimated total program costs, including flights, meals, etc., see the Hong Kong study abroad budget  


For more information on total costs, view the Hong Kong study abroad budget


  • Partner school tuition (for 3-credit CUHK course)
  • Pre-Hong Kong visit to Los Angeles
  • Accommodations
  • Weekly cultural excursions
  • Welcome and farewell receptions
  • Visits to local companies 
  • 24/7 assistance from on-site UT staff liaison familiar with language/culture
  • Pre-departure sessions
  • Re-entry guidance for recruiting



  • UT tuition (for 3-credit UT course) 
  • UT Affiliated Studies Fee 
  • Texas Global Fee ($75)
  • Overseas insurance
  • Textbooks
  • Meals
  • Local transportation
  • Personal expenses (toiletries, shopping, traveling, etc.)
  • Flights (home to LA and round-trip to Hong Kong)




Company visits are an important component of the program. They are designed to provide students with a firsthand look at important local industries, business practices, or politics. 

This program is hosted in partnership with Target - students will visit Target stores and distribution centers. Students will take a five-day trip to the Southern Chinese province of Guangdong where they will visit various companies, institutions and production facilities.


Cultural excursions provide students with an opportunity to experience the local environment. Weekly outings, including admission fees, are coordinated on behalf of the group. These events are built into the program and participation at each event is mandatory. 

Excursions will vary on a yearly basis. Past excursions include: 

  • Macau
  • Victoria Peak
  • Pink dolphin watching
  • Big Buddha
  • Traditional tea and dim sum tastings

Housing and Transportation



Participants reside in CUHK student residences. The dormitories are double or triple occupancy rooms, and students will be able to request a roommate. The residences are centrally located within the CUHK campus, a five-minute walk to the local train, and a 10-minute walk to class.

In Los Angeles, students will reside at the University of Southern California dormitories. All rooms are double occupancy, and students will be able to request a roommate.

In mainland China, students will reside in a local hotel. All rooms are double occupancy and students will be able to request a roommate. 


Students will book their flights on their own and will arrange their own transportation from the airport to their accommodations (both in LA and Hong Kong). Detailed travel instructions will be provided to program participants prior to departure.

Visa and Passport Information



Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after the end of the study abroad trip. Texas Global Passport Services can process passport applications.

Due to COVID-19, U.S. passports are taking an exceptionally long time to be processed. In some cases, even expedited passports may take 12-18 WEEKS to arrive. If you are even considering a study abroad program and you do not have a passport (or your passport will expire within 6 months of the end of your program), you should apply for one now.  


Program participants will require two visas - a Hong Kong Study Visa and China Tourist Visa.

Hong Kong Study Visas will be managed centrally via the BBA International Programs Office and CUHK, who will remit your visa applications to the Hong Kong Immigration Department. Cost is $120 per student and will be automatically billed to your "What I Owe" account.

Unlike the Hong Kong Study Visa, which may be processed centrally via UT, the China Tourist Visa will be processed by each student individually through the nearest Chinese Consulate or Embassy or a visa issuing service. It is the student’s sole responsibility to ensure that the visa is processed in a timely manner. Detailed instructions will be provided. 



UT Austin does not require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to participate in study abroad programs.

However, our international partners and/or the country (ies) you are entering may have their own policies and laws surrounding vaccination to which you could be required to adhere. BBA International Programs strongly recommends that students who wish to participate in a study abroad program get vaccinated.