0rganizational leaders in the 21st century need to think globally. The Mount St. Mary's MBA immerses students in an international market as a complement to the study in the third semester. MBA students examine global competition in a nine-day guided exploration of China.
With a rapidly evolving economy and growing geopolitical influence, China holds many of the world's most dynamic regions today. The complexities of its transitioning markets make it an ideal study for organizational leaders. Participants first visit Shanghai, a leading commercial harbor, financial center and manufacturing center in China.
Next, the program travels to Guangzhou and Guangdong Province to gain an understanding of China's manufacturing powerhouse. Visits to factories and exchanges with Chinese executives and professors provide opportunities for a deeper appreciation of the Chinese business, cultural and management environment.
The international field study ends in Hong Kong, one of Asia's Tigers and one of the world major transportation and financial centers. Cultural excursions and informal sessions also introduce students to China's many perspectives on the United States and other foreign countries.
As a way of giving back and acknowledging the hospitality of our hosts in China, the MSMC MBA classes have developed a program where they donate English books to a university in China. Each MBA group member brings a minimum of three English books with them and a formal presentation is made at the end of the visit to Bella Crafts. The books are then placed in the library of Gannan University for use by students studying English. As of last year, more than 400 books had been donated.
Mount St. Mary's College is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts college that provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic college primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.
Join the MBA information session on Saturday, August 6, at 10 a.m. For more information visit msmc.la.edu or call (213) 477-2500.