Institute for China Studies

China Entrepreneurship Program

E-Learning | Executive Program

Via our Entrepreneurship Program we prepare executives and working professionals with an in-depth understanding of the requirements for starting, scaling, and managing a business venture in China. Our programs start with detailing China’s foreign investment landscape, followed by the introduction of a Representation Office, an investment vehicle which foreign investors might use as an entry point when orienting whether to starting up a company in China.

Personnel are an organizations’ most important asset. You will learn the ins and outs of contracting permanent, temporary, part-time and freelance personnel, and essentials related to salary, social security, and income tax. Supporting business transactions, you will develop a profound understanding of how sales contracts are structured under PRC Contract Law, and gain insight in how to perform basic due diligence to identify long-term business partners.

Next, focus of our Entrepreneurship Program goes out towards ensuring the protection of Intellectual Property Rights, either via trademarks or patents. Profits can be repatriated in different ways. In our program repatriation via dividends or management fees is discussed.

How we deliver value

Experienced Professionals

Actionable Knowledge

Official Data Sources

Tailormade Literature

Our programs and courses are designed and taught in close partnership with experienced foreign and China-based industry professionals.

New gained knowledge and insights from our programs, courses and business-oriented publications ate directly applicable in business.

Data from official sources is utilized to provide a detailed and accurate view of the latest developments in China’s business environment.

To reflect the latest business developments in China, our programs and courses include tailormade literature and reading materials.  

100% Online Delivery

Personalized Assistance

Practical Assessment

Certificate of Completion

Our certificate courses and programs are designed to be completed fully online enabling you to continue working throughout the course (unless you choose for a blended or in-company delivery).

Throughout the course you can contact your professor for professional questions or discussion via the online learning environment directly.

Assessments are carried out through a number of written assignments at the end of each unit, where you apply new learned knowledge directly to your organizational or business context.

Upon successful completion of the program or course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion issued by the Institute for China Studies.

"Our program provides aspiring entrepreneurs with the knowledge and insights how to establish, structure, manage, and build out an organization in China"
Dr. Van Ostende
Founder, Institute for China Studies


Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn a digital certificate of completion from the Institute of China Studies.

Note: After successful completion of the online program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of the Institute of China Studies.

Tailormade literature

To provide detailed information and insights in the topics related to setting up or expanding, as well as structuring an organization in China, this program utilizes tailormade literature and reading materials.

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Next: Progress to the Fellowship Program

Would you like more information about the program and the admission requirements? Then request a free study consultation. Of course, free of charge and without obligation. This way you will learn more about the content of the course, the teaching materials, and the online learning environment.

Upon completion, you have the possibility to progress towards our Fellowship Program where we support aspiring entrepreneurs to start up their new venture or expand their current business into China.