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Fort Hays State University
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Earn a Full Graduate School Fellowship and Spend a Year in China

The Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Fort Hays State University offers a highly attractive and competitive fellowship for qualified MBA applicants who wish to earn a Master of Business Administration while participating as a graduate teaching assistant in the international program in China. This fellowship allows graduate students to spend a year on the Fort Hays State University Campus in preparation for China-- working part-time as a graduate student and taking a full-time MBA course-load. Then students spend a year working under the direction of a Fort Hays State University Instructor of Record assisting with American business courses on-site at a Chinese institution. has featured the FHSU MBA program as one of ten for studying abroad in China.  Among the other nine are such prominent business schools as Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. View a video created by one of our China Graduate Teaching Assistants featuring her experiences in China at:


 What We Offer:

  • Two years (maximum 34 credit hours) of tuition waiver (MBA students with non-business bachelor degrees may be required to take and pay for up to twelve (12) business foundation credit hours)
  • $10,000 (annual) stipend as a Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • A one-year assignment in China as a graduate assistant
  • Ability to complete MBA coursework within two years of start date (assuming full-time graduate student status) - no delay in completing your MBA!
  • A fantastic international cultural experience with overseas expenses paid - free housing, one round-trip airfare ticket from FHSU in August and returning in June. Some GTAs utilize the long winter break to travel on their own and experience China.
  • An impressive and valuable set of credentials: a Master of Business Administration and a year of experience studying, living, and working in China.

What We Seek:

  • Must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • A history of academic success
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Two years of teaching-related experience desirable
  • "American" English speaking ability required; must be a United States citizen
  • Eligible to hold a U.S. Passport and ability to live abroad for an academic year
  • Must be available for a one week training session at FHSU before leaving for China

Application Process:

To apply submit the following:

  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Online China GTA application through the Graduate School

The MBA application is separate from the GTA application. All China GTA positions are contingent upon admission to the FHSU MBA program. Additional application materials for the MBA application include:

  • Copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement indicating reasons for seeking a Master of Business Administration degree including professional and/or career goals and pertinent past work experience
  • GMAT or GRE
  • Must meet any additional requirements as specified by the Graduate School

Apply Now:

If you are interested or have questions regarding this incredible international opportunity, please contact:

 Rachel Dolechek, MBA Coordinator
 Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship
 Fort Hays State University
 600 Park St.
 Hays, KS 67601
 Telephone: (765) 628-5696
 Fax: (785) 628-5398

Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Advertising paid for by FHSU.

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