CHINA - MBA International Experience

Program Dates
Friday, March 1, 2019 to Sunday, March 10, 2019

The International Seminar focuses on developing an understanding of Chinese cultural differences and some important aspects of conducting business in China. Participants will visit universities, multinational, and local companies, and cultural/historical sites during spring break. Planned destinations include Beijing, Shanghai, and Hangzhou. Open to MBA, Honors, and approved undergraduate students. All potential students must contact Dr. Charlie Chen for approval to sign up for the class. For more information, click here for the program website. You can also visit the program Facebook page or view the program presentation. For a full description and application instructions, visit OIED's on-line program brochure.


  • MBA 5020 – MBA International Seminar in China – 3 credits Pre-requisite: Graduate Status
  • Seniors may be eligible to participate in the course at the 4000-level. The 3 semester hour 4000-level course fulfills International Business major or minor electives (major, approved, required or other), a HOS elective, a COB elective or upper level elective and fulfills the Global Issues requirement. Pre-requisite: 84 earned hours and permission of the instructor. Contact the program leader if you are interested.


Billable Program Cost: $4,250.00
Includes: airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, some meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee.

Estimated Additional Student Cost: $400.00
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: personal expenses ($200), and additional meals ($200). 

Program Leader

Dr. Charlie Chen
Walker College of Business

Dr. Chen has more than 12 years of international travel and teaching experiences with student groups in China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and Spain. He is dedicated to growing students into future global business leaders in those countries via exciting, educational, and exhilarating study abroad learning experiences. Programs led by Dr. Chen offer students a rich study abroad experience that will last a lifetime. Contact Dr. Chen for the upcoming 2019 study abroad trip to China.

Students not eligible for this program who want to participate should contact the program leader to ask if accommodations can be made.
Eligible Groups: 
MBA students
Appalachian graduate students