Global MBA

July 10, 2014

Today the group visited cultural sites to gain understanding of China’s rich history and culture.  Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City was the first stop.  Tiananmen Square is very large and can hold one million people.  The square is the location where Chairman Mao declared the People’s Republic of China in 1949.  The square also [...]

July 8 by Tatsuya Hidano

After a comfortable 30-minute bullet train ride from Beijing to Tianjin, Mr. Kevin Chen, Section Chief of Aviation Industry Development Center (AIDC), and Bombardier Facilities Development director Mr. Joel Davis greeted us there. Quickly headed to lunch from there, our exchange of casual greetings turned into another conversation about businesses and its operations in Tianjin. [...]

Tuesday! On behalf of Bruce Hysom

Tuesday showed great promise as the smog over Beijing cleared for the first time during our residency, and just as our visibility of the skyline grew clearer so did our understanding of the Chinese business environment. Our first stop was a visit to ChinaSense, the company hosting our residency. Jennifer Pan, Managing director and founder, [...]

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Arrived at Beijing

Monday!

On behalf of Michelle Lytle Our second day in China, and our first official business day. We started early…getting a quick breakfast in at the hotel and then onto the bus for our first meeting at United Family Healthcare.  We were greeted by Alan Kahn, VP of marketing and communication.  Alan was kind enough to [...]

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Think about starting to celebrate your birthday in Wichita, continue in Minneapolis, then having lunch and a quick walk in beautiful Seattle, then 11 hours in the air, and finally, at about 10 p.m., receive warm birthday wishes in Beijing. Loretta had a unique birthday this year. How about celebrating your birthday the Global MBA [...]

Saturday!

Today the group visited cultural sites to gain understanding of China’s rich history and culture.  Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City was the first stop.  Tiananmen Square is very large and can hold one million people.  The square is the location where Chairman Mao declared the People’s Republic of China in 1949.  The square also [...]

July 2014 China Business Residency

The graduating class of the Master of Global Leadership and Management is departing for its business residency in Beijing, China on July 4 and coming back on July 13. The major goals of business residency are: Benchmark academic concepts of global business learned in the program with real-life business practices of companies abroad Actively participate in [...]

Posted on behalf of Caleb McNary on 7/25

Today we took a high speed train to the coastal town of Tianjin. The most trouble we’ve had in China is coming to grips with the sheer scope of the country, and today was a perfect illustration. We start in Beijing, a city with a population of over 20 million, which is larger than the [...]

The Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace Park

Today the MGLM group visited the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace Park, both instrumental in Chinese imperial history. The Temple of Heaven was visited by emperors twice a year: once at the new year to pray for a favorable harvest, and at the winter solstice to give thanks for the year’s bounty. Locals [...]