Three Appalachian State University students have received full-ride scholarships to pursue their master’s degrees at Hong Kong Baptist University. Senior economics major Kali Smith, first-year MBA student Reed Morris, and senior management major Charles Herst each received approximately $50,000 to continue their academic studies abroad.
"Hong Kong Baptist University is one of the best schools in Asia," said Dr. Michael Young, Associate Professor of Management at Appalachian's Walker College of Business." [These students] are about to embark on an amazing adventure!"
Morris and Herst will pursue their Masters of Science in Business Management. Smith, on the other hand, will be working towards her Masters in Applied Economics. Hong Kong Baptist is one of the seven publicly-funded Universities in Hong Kong and continues to rank as one of the top 15 Universities in Asia.
“When I began looking for grad schools, I knew that I wanted to go abroad. I've always been fascinated by different cultures, and as someone who is interested in economics I love learning the ways people different from myself think and make decisions,” said Smith. “I'm so thankful for the connections I've made at Appalachian State and how they are working to shape my future."
Students will begin their graduate curriculum in the Fall of 2019.
Dr. Young said he hopes for similar opportunities for Appalachian students in the future. He said that Hong Kong Baptist University also offers scholarships in other areas including master's programs in accountancy, applied accounting and finance, corporate governance and compliance, and data analytics.
April 17, 2019
Study Abroad Programs
All business students are encouraged, but not required, to study abroad. Each year, business students studied or completed internships in more than 20 countries on five continents, through both short-term or semester-long exchange opportunities. Nearly 25% of Walker College graduates participated in international study abroad educational opportunities while at Appalachian. Learn more at international.business.appstate.edu.