Hays State University's M.B.A. program abroad has landed a spot in
MBAprograms.org's article "10 MBA Programs for Studying Abroad in China"
by Joe Taylor Jr.
The article lists
10 programs within the United States that allow fellowships to China,
along with brief descriptions of the programs themselves. Schools are
introduced in the article as "10 of today's compelling global MBA
programs that can help students learn to solve problems and build
connections, reaching beyond cultural and political boundaries."
Among schools such
as Vanderbilt, the University of Southern California and Northwestern
University, FHSU's M.B.A. program, says Taylor, "offers students the
opportunity to immerse themselves in Chinese culture and build networks
of influence during their graduate school career."
consists of a select group of students who can complete one year in Hays
followed by a graduate teaching assistantship in China the next year.
Afton Krien, a graduate student who traveled to China through the
program in fall 2010, said she gained understanding of a culture "very
different from ours."
"The only way you
will ever begin to truly understand another culture is by living it, and
although we were almost always around other Westerners and had some of
the amenities that we do in the U.S., it is still a different world,"
Grant Huck served
as a GTA in China the spring and fall of 2010 and again in spring 2011.
The partnership and travel opportunity sparked his interest in FHSU's
"I knew this chance
wouldn't present itself anywhere else," said Huck. "To be a part of a
structured M.B.A. program that allowed me the chance to earn my M.B.A.
while having the professional experience of teaching our undergraduate
coursework was something I would have regretted had I passed it over."
Since the program's
initiation in 2008, approximately 30 M.B.A. students from FHSU have
traveled to China as GTAs. Concentrations for the M.B.A. that can be
fulfilled in China are finance, healthcare management, sports
management, human resources management, information assurance,
international business, leadership studies, management information
systems, marketing, tourism and hospitality management, or the general
"The FHSU China M.B.A. Fellowship is a unique opportunity for students and is drawing national attention as well as some very talented students," said Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship."It provides an excellent opportunity for a student to gain business and cultural perspective in China, which is not only one of world's fastest changing countries, it is also one of America's largest trading partners."
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