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FHSU College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers M.B.A. GTAs opportunity in China

01/20/16 sds
HAYS, Kan. -- The chance to spend a year in China is being offered to M.B.A. students through the College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Fort Hays State University.

"The China Graduate Teaching Assistant Program equips students with the graduate business education that they need to succeed in today's competitive environment," said Dr. Mark Bannister, dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship. "Participants will learn firsthand about one of the world's most dynamic and important markets." 

China GTAs spend the first year of the two-year M.B.A. program in Hays, taking courses on campus and assisting faculty. The second year is spent in China, assisting the COBE's American faculty members teaching in undergraduate business programs and taking second-year M.B.A. courses through FHSU's Virtual College.  

Bannister said that graduates of the China GTA program have found excellent jobs, including being accepted to international positions and doctoral programs. Some have remained in China to work for American or other international companies.  

MBAPrograms.org
has ranked this program as one of the top 10 M.B.A. programs for study abroad in China.

While in China, GTAs can pursue a variety of other interests such as learning Mandarin, visiting China's ancient historical sites and new cities, and experiencing China's dynamic food scene. FHSU provides participants with a tuition scholarship, complimentary housing, cafeteria services and a stipend to accepted students. China GTAs join a sizeable community of American teachers on FHSU's partner campuses in China. 

No prior international experience is required, nor is familiarity with the Chinese language. All FHSU courses in China are conducted in English. Students must complete a bachelor's degree by summer 2016 and must be admitted to FHSU's M.B.A. program in order to apply.   

The college will select its China GTAs throughout the spring 2016 semester, beginning immediately. To apply or find out more information, contact the COBE graduate coordinator Rachel Dolechek at 785-628-5696 or by email at gradcoordinator@fhsu.edu.

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