Cultural differences come from many different directions and the more subtle ones can be the hardest to overcome Read more
Studying for an MBA in China gives students the opportunity to learn about the business environment and culture first hand. Read more
The end of the MBA programme is drawing closer, but there remains the written thesis to complete Read more
With a long summer break it is easy to become distracted and postpone coursework and reading assignments, but there is always a day of reckoning Read more
An MBA trip to China has been a highlight of the programme and fuelled one student’s curiousity to learn more about the country Read more
Although formal classes have yet to begin life is already busy for one MBA blogger as Mandarin classes and cultural visits take up much of his time Read more
International visits give MBA students the opportunity to experiences different cultures and different ways of doing business Read more
There are many perils inherent in generalising from the particular, nowhere more so than in China. Read more
The end of term break provides a much-needed rest for students and the opportunity to visit far-flung places Read more
I’ve been trying to think of words that would adequately describe our study trip to China and most fall short – fascinating, amazing, mind-bending – these words together start to paint a picture of our week long trip to businesses in Shanghai and Beijing. But above all else it was great fun. Read more
An international study trip gives students the opportunity to experience a different culture Read more
“Day without a change is day when one is dead” sums up the attitude of never ending striving for improvement and progress in China.
An international residency offers the opportunity for a more global perspective Read more
Regardless of the class, be it leadership, managerial thinking or microeconomics, the same question is posed again and again in a variety of guises: “But is it true/does it work/will it be that way in China?” Read more
My trip to China and the impact it had on me personally is tough to put into words, but I’ll try to for the sake of this blog. Read more
GIM China class of 2009
Picture this, an American from Cleveland, an Asian Indian American, a student from Poland and myself trying to agree on a research topic on China. That is our challenge over the next few weeks as we start our Global Initiatives in Management (GIM): China class.
GIM is a very popular course at Kellogg with more than 400 students participating last year and involves in-depth study of a country. Students can choose from one of 8 countries or regions that have a GIM class.
Students collaborate with faculty advisors to design a ten-week curriculum on the chosen country. The curriculum is taught in class and includes guest speakers. For GIM China we will study topics such as economics, health care reform, consumerism, culture and many more. Read more