Asia

International Business in East Asia

Learn about the history, culture and business environment of East Asia, and work on a hands-on project as a consultant to an assigned company in the region. Past visit and project sites include the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, HSBC Bank, Unicom, Rich Products, Unifrax, Technomic Asia, Volkswagen, Huawei Technologies and Keen’s.

Note: Due to COVID-19, the program will be a virtual learning experience for fall 2020. Details below.

“The China program was truly transformative for me, both personally and professionally. I visited world-class companies, connected with renowned industry professionals and leveraged UB’s extensive alumni network. These experiences taught me important life lessons about developing cultural awareness, embracing diversity and building professional connections I will carry with me into the future.”

— Taylor Speer, MBA ’18

Who Can Apply

  • Second-year MBAs only

Application Deadline

  • August 15, 2020

Next Program - Virtual

The International Business in East Asia program is a 3-credit, virtual learning experience for the fall 2020 semester. The course will include virtual visits to socially minded businesses and nonprofits, as well as networking with alumni and leaders in East Asia.

Working in teams, you will work on a project to address a significant issue in the local community, while also participating in cultural activities, such as cooking, dancing and more. With this virtual experience, you can develop your global and diversity mindset—from anywhere in the world.

Faculty Leaders

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Wei Loon Leong, MBA ’05
Director of International Alumni Engagement

“It has been an honor to be involved with the annual China program, first as an MBA student and now as a program leader. The experience has expanded my horizons and built my career over the years, and it is always heartwarming to see our students develop a new view of the world. International perspective is more important than ever in today’s competitive business world.”

COVID-19 Information

To ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, alumni and business partners during COVID-19, all global and Experience the 50 programs for fall 2020, winter 2021 and spring 2021 will be virtual learning experiences. 

Contact Us

Global Programs
School of Management
University at Buffalo
251 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260

Tel: 716-645-3353
mgt-globalprograms@buffalo.edu

Meet our Team

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Kenneth Kim
Associate Professor, Operations Management and Strategy

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership in India

Learn about the history and culture of India, and complete a hands-on consulting project in a rural village. You will be assigned a project theme and village in southern India, and engage with local residents to understand current challenges and develop sustainable solutions. In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore India by visiting organizations like Zero Hunger, Samarthanan Trust for the Disabled and ATREE, as well as cultural sites like the Mysore Palace.

Note: Due to COVID-19, the program will be a virtual learning experience for fall 2020. Details below.

Who Can Apply

  • Second-year MBAs only

Application Deadline

  • August 15, 2020

Next Program - Virtual

The India program is a 3-credit, virtual learning experience for the fall 2020 semester. The course will include virtual visits to socially minded businesses and nonprofits, as well as networking with alumni and leaders in India.

Working in teams, you will work on a project to address a significant issue in the local community, while also participating in cultural activities, such as cooking, dancing and more. With this virtual experience, you can develop your global and diversity mindset—from anywhere in the world.

Faculty Leader

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Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah
Clinical Assistant Professor, Organization and Human Resources
Faculty Director of Global Programs