Friday, July 09, 2010
The departure date is right around the corner. From September 4th to September 18th, I am going to my home country with two professors and a group of students. I am getting more and more excited. I know it will be an amazing trip on the perspectives of academic learning and cultures collaborating. As we know, today China is one of the most populous nations for doing business and living. This tour includes two classes as followed:
1: ECIS594 - Global IT Management: Focus Chinais taught by Dr. Madhu T. Rao.
2: MGMT594: Global Strategy: Focus China is taught by Dr. Rubina Mahsud
Before we leave, we have some pre-departure classes so that we have a better understanding about the whole tour. During the tour, we need to keep a log in our daily journal. This should be the fun and meaningful part. When we come back to the U.S, each of us needs to make a presentation and submit a paper.
I am looking forward to meeting some big companies (like Boeing, Lenovo), government officials, local businesses and MBA peers from Chinese universities. We will share experiences and exchange ideas in many topics including IT management, business strategy and China-US relationship. These aspects are very important, not only to us as MBA students, but also to the two different societies.
I am sure that revisiting my home country will allow me see different perspectives of such a changing nation. I am expecting to see the good sides and bad sides of globalization. I hope to build a deep relationship with the people I will meet on the tour because it will help me a lot when I move back to China to start my career next year. In this 21st century, going abroad is essential to succeed in the global market. The more we see and experience, the better we are equipped to compete.
Written by Derek Zhao, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org