Executive MBA students from China visit WWU as part of study tour

Executive MBA students from Lanzhou University’s School of Management in Lanzhou, China are visiting Western Washington University’s Master of Business Administration program Feb. 16-17 as part of a United States study tour.

The visiting MBA students are participating in a study tour of the United States Feb. 12-26 which is designed to broaden the students’ international horizons and “unscramble” the western managerial experience and thought through a combination of company tours and training sessions with U.S. faculty.  In addition to visiting the Western MBA Program the students will be visiting with MBA programs and participating companies in Portland, Ore., Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Washington D.C., and New York City.

“We are delighted to host senior executives from the Lanzhou University School of Management,” said Craig Dunn, associate dean and MBA program director, “The visit will allow us to highlight Western MBA’s distinctive competencies in the twin areas of responsible business practices and supply chain management.”

Western’s College of Business and Economics (CBE) and the Western MBA Program will host three training sessions and two company tours for the visiting students.

On Feb. 17, 2012 the visiting MBA students will travel to Everett where they will tour Boeing’s Everett plant and the Fluke Corporation.

The Western MBA Program has been offering graduate business education in the Pacific Northwest for 30 years.  The program offers a part-time evening track, part-time weekend track, traditional two-year track, and accelerated one-year track to serve the needs of the increasingly diverse student population of Washington state.

The Western MBA Program is ranked among the Top 100 MBA Programs in the world by the Aspen Institute and is number one in the state of Washington. Fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) as one of the top five percent of business schools globally, the Western MBA Program seeks to provide a high quality, personal, and flexible experience for its students.

Information, about the Western MBA program can be found at: www.cbe.wwu.edu/mba. To learn more about the Western MBA program, please contact Dan Purdy by e-mail at daniel.purdy@wwu.edu.

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