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International Field Study 

MSMC MBA group joining in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the the founding of the People's Republic of China by touring the Forbidden City.

Emerson Electric hosts the group in its boardroom for a presentation about doing business in China as a wholly owned foreign company.

Being briefed on the eco friendly features of a TESCO superstore in Shanghai.

Vice President Han Rui of the Southern China Power Grid, Inc briefs students who are studying the energy sector in China.

They saw the Bird's Nest on TV during the 2008 Olympics and now see it in person.

About to take a ride through one of the few remaining old residential areas of Beijing called Hutongs.

Observing the process of making silk thread from the cocoon.

Group presenting business books in English for the library at Gannan University as start of an on going program.

After a tour of the Southern China Power Grid transforming station.

Greeting one of the guests at the Guangzhou banquet.

Exploring one of China's most developed economic zones which is home to many joint ventures and foreign invested companies.

Plant manager for Emerson and our host.

Organizational 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 9-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. With a long tradition of American, British, and French commercial presence, the city is quickly emerging as 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. 

International Field Study Itinerary  

MBA Student Project in China
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 3 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. By the end of 2011 over 700 books have been donated.

MBA Book Project