Loyola University Maryland
Emerging Leaders MBA
11 students + 2 faculty
Trip Theme: Business
Dates and duration of visit: April 17, 2015 – May 9, 2015 – 13 days
As business students they recognize the opportunities that can be found in China. With the work experience that they already have, they have been able to recognize the importance of gaining experience in China. The accompanying professor has returned with this program for 4 years.
Site visits were arranged to give students the opportunity to meet both Chinese and expats in the business, law and journalism sectors and built upon the selected lectures.
The students felt that they were able to gain an understanding for the different aspects of China that are hard to gain an understanding of from a book, newspaper or in the classroom. They saw first-hand the economic development in China and how the old is juxtaposed with the new, and how this is important to understand when doing business in China in the future. Additionally, they feel that they will now look deeper and ask more questions when reading about China in the news.