Niagara University MBA Students Take on China: Global Trade Mission 2017
The Global Trade Mission is a summer study abroad experience offered to Niagara University’s MBA students (and sometimes undergraduate business students) to meet with business professionals overseas. Not only does the experience expose students to the global economy, but it also serves as a valuable cultural immersion opportunity.
In 2017, students ventured to Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong, China, to tour companies and meet with local business executives in key industries.
The graduate study abroad program is a great mix of professional visits, sightseeing and leisure. Group tours and excursions are planned during the day, while ample time is left for students to explore on their own in the evening.
Advisor Dr. Peggy Choong, professor of marketing, has been organizing the Global Trade Mission for nearly 10 years in order to expose students “to emerging trends and opportunities in countries undergoing dynamic changes in their economies, culture and industries.” Dr. Choong is an excellent professor who cares deeply about her students’ knowledge and understanding of the business world, and serves as the ideal advisor for this international experience.