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Cook School Master of International Business Students Participate in Global Immersion Course in China and Vietnam

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The Cook School’s Master of International Business (EMIB) students traveled to Beijing, Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as part of a global immersion trip. Professor John Zhao, Ph.D., led the students on the 14 day immersion course which included company visits and cultural opportunities.

The company visits to multinational companies including Emerson, Boeing, ABB and Bunzl Distribution to meet with their top executives and learn about their companies and the challenges and advantages they face while conducting business in China and Vietnam.  Several current EMIB students are employed by these companies and were charged with contacting their organizational leaders to host the visits.  The group also visited the U.S. Consulate Commercial Services in each city and had question/answer sessions with their U.S. Ambassadors.

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After company visits, students had the chance to climb the Great Wall of China, visit the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Vietnam War Remnants Museum, float down the Mekong Delta River and experience the life of the local Mekong community for a day.  It was a hands-on learning experience for all as well as a cultural adventure.

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As part of the course, each student team collected information from the business meetings  to utilize it for group presentations and the incoming EMIB student orientation in August.

For more information about the Master of International Business, visit: emib.slu.edu. The program is currently enrolling for the fall cohort and classes begin August 11. 

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