MBA Students Travel to China
A group of MBA students enjoyed a global experience of a lifetime as they visited China as a component of the "Business in China" course. This MBA elective combines on-campus classes with a two-week trip to China. While in China, students and faculty traveled to Shanghai, Suzhou, and Beijing for both corporate visits and cultural experiences.
In Shanghai, the group went to the Pudong New Area, the financial district, toured Hewlett Packard, and enjoyed cultural visits to Zhujiajiao, an ancient water town, and The Bund. Suzhou excursions included exploring the Electric Vehicle International Demonstration Zone as well as visits toTiger Hill and the Pan Gate. And in Beijing, group visits included travel to the Forbidden City, Tian'anmen Square, and the Great Wall, as well as corporate visits to Lenovo and China Citic bank. Students also had several free days for students to explore on their own. Gracious corporate hosts, tour guides, and Chinese students also helped to make the trip both an informative and exciting experience.
MBA student Kacie Fore from Progress Energy summed it up as "the perfect combination of education, Chinese culture, building new relationships, and most of all fun! Taking a brief look into the cultural practices and business practices of the Chinese is an experience I would not trade for the world. I feel that I walked away from this experience with strong interest in learning more about China as well as other countries and a broader perspective of global companies."