An Overseas Study Opportunity

This course provides MBA students an opportunity to gain international and/or consulting experience through either a study tour or a consulting assignment in the People's Republic of China. We may partner with a Chinese university for the program. 

The China trip entails about 14 days in mainland China and includes site visits to companies, factories, and cities. In the past, we have met with Chinese, American, and European companies, including such firms as:

  • Motorola
  • Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Baker & Daniels
  • Sony
  • Maxon
  • Cummins
  • Pfizer

If we do a consulting trip, it will entail intensive data collection and analysis of a state owned  or Chinese owned enterprise. Each student team is given a problem area that is defined by the firm.  Interviews with managers or government officials, customer surveys, and visits to the competitors may be done. At the end of the week, the student teams give presentations to the host firm presenting their recommendations.

The trip will definitely include a visit to Beijing where we will visit American businesses, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and more.

For students who wish to have an exciting overseas experience in a country of growing importance to America, this is a great opportunity. MBA students do hands-on, practical projects that address the real problems in a rapidly changing transitional economy.

For more information contact:


Marjorie A. Lyles, Ph.D.

Professor of International Strategic Management
OneAmerica Chaired Professor in Business Administration