A delegation from Appalachian State University's Walker College of Business visited three Chinese universities October 7-14 with the goal of increasing collaboration between Appalachian and the institutions.
The group visited Beijing International Studies University in Beijing, Wenzhou University in Wenzhou, and Northeastern University in Shenyang.
Led by Sandra Vannoy, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs & Research in the Walker College, the delegation also included Graduate Programs Advisor Wendy Deng, Associate Dean of Global and Civic Engagement Martin Meznar and Director of Education Abroad Christopher Lytle.
The group met with representatives at each university to identify ways to streamline the process for Chinese graduate students to participate in Appalachian's Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics programs.
"International enrollment growth is key to strengthening the reputation and visibility of our programs," said Dr. Vannoy. "International students add diversity of thought and perspectives to class discussions and help our students build global networks to further their careers."
Students from all three Chinese universities plan to visit Appalachian within the next 18 months.
Global Emphasis in Appalachian's Walker College of Business
The college incorporates a global orientation as an integral component of students' academic experience. The college has partnerships with universities across the globe and continues to expand ground-breaking opportunities in emerging markets, adding new program destinations and encouraging more students to spend a semester or year abroad. All business students fulfill an international requirement, and an increasing number choose to study abroad through a wide variety of exchange programs. To learn more about the college's international educational offerings, visit international.business.appstate.edu.