Asia

International Business in China and Hong Kong

Travel to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong and learn about the history, culture and business environment of China firsthand. As part of this program, you will have the opportunity to work on a hands-on project as a consultant to an assigned company in China.

Past site visits and project sites include the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, HSBC Bank, Unicom, Rich Products, Unifrax, Technomic Asia, Volkswagen, Huawei Technologies and Keen’s.

“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 well into the future.”

— Taylor Speer, MBA ’18

Who Can Apply

  • Second-year MBAs only

Application Deadline

April 15. All applications must be submitted by this date in order to be considered for the following year's program

Second-year MBA students who are interested in participating in the program will register for MGG 602 for their third semester, which meets during the second half of the fall semester preceding the trip.

Next Program

The China program is a 3-credit course that caps off with an experiential learning trip. Travel dates are as follows:

  • Jan. 4-17, 2021

China Program 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 trip, first as an MBA student and now leading the trip. The experience has expanded my horizons and built my career over the years, and it is always heartwarming to see students on the trip develop a new view of the world. International perspective is more important than ever in today's competitive global 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 and winter 2021 will be virtual learning experiences. Programs for spring 2021 are being developed with an option to easily shift to virtual learning experiences should that prove necessary.

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

Travel to Bangalore and Mysore, learn about the history and culture of India and complete a hands-on consulting project in a rural village. Before departing the U.S., you will be assigned a project theme and village in southern India, and will engage with local residents to understand current challenges and develop sustainable solutions.

Upon arriving in India, you will spend the first week living and working in this village to implement your solutions. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to explore India, including site visits to Zero Hunger, Samarthanan Trust for the Disabled and ATREE, as well as cultural sites like the Mysore Palace.

Who Can Apply

  • Second-year MBAs only

Application Deadline

April 15. All applications must be submitted by this date in order to be considered for the following year's program.

Next Program

The India program is an elective credit course that caps off with an experiential learning trip. Upon acceptance, MBA students will be force-registered into a 3-credit course that meets during the fall semester preceding the trip. Travel dates are as follows:

  • Jan. 6-21, 2021

India Program Faculty Leader

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