The Doing Business in China (DBIC) Online offers a platform for you to learn China-specific business ecology and practices in a globally engaging way. You will expand your knowledge about China, gain China business capabilities and build a foundation for future academic or career pursuits.

DBIC online is developed by Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). Founded in 1896, SJTU is one of the three oldest Chinese universities and consistently ranked top five in the nation. ACEM has long been a leader in SJTU’s overall development, and in Chinese business education overall.

Set yourself apart with DBIC Online

Our flexible, online content is designed to bring real China perspectives to you, and is built around three key features

Learning Tracks


What courses are offered?

Please check our home page for an up-to-date list of all courses offered.

Who are the courses designed for?

Our courses are designed for our international partners, students and friends, and anyone who is interested in participating future of China economy. A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) is suggested, but not required.

How are courses delivered?

We offer self-paced content on the DBIC Online platform. Our platform features cutting edge courses and executive dialogues. We also collaborate with enterprises for educational programs.

How do I register for a course?

All courses require enrollment before you learn. visit https://online.acem.sjtu.edu.cn/DBIC to decide which course you would like to enroll in. When you are ready to register, click Enroll to select the course(s). Our online application is free and no special ducument is required. Upon registration, you should receive an email confirmation from DBIC online. If you do not receive this email, please check your junk email folders and double-check your registration to make sure the enrollment was successfully submitted.

How long does each course last?

Each DBIC Online course is designed with 3-4 sessions, to be completed in 70-100 minutes;

Each executive dialogue is designed with about 2-3 sessions, to be completed in 40-60 minutes.

Can I use my online coursework for credit at ACEM?

No. DBIC Online courses do not include course credit towards an academic degree, nor do they make you a student at ACEM, nor an ACEM alumni or alumnus. Instead, successful completion of courses proves you met the passing criteria of your rigorous online courses offered by Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.


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