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  • Study Abroad and Exchange Programs
  • School of Business

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  • Study Abroad and Exchange Programs

    MSU Moorhead offers exciting exchange opportunities for students who would like to study abroad.  

    Chongqing Technology and Business University

    Chongqing Technology and Business University (CTBU) and MSU Moorhead have participated in an educational exchange program since 2007.  This program, sponsored by the School of Business, allows students from CTBU to attend classes at MSU Moorhead, while MSUM students can attend classes at CTBU. Many courses at CTBU are taught in English, which is particularly helpful for students who are not fluent in Chinese.

    As part of the China Business Trip, which is a three-credit class that gives students the opportunity to observe differing business practices, students from MSU Moorhead spend two weeks on campus at CTBU, where they are enrolled in a cultural program with CTBU students and students from other countries. Visit Chongqing Technology and Business University for more information.

    For additional information, please contact:

    Janet Haak                                            
    Study Abroad Office
    BR 249                 
    Phone: 218.477.2996                   
    http://www.mnstate.edu/studyabroad

    Dr. Ruth Lumb
    Professor of Marketing
    School of Business
    (218) 477-4652
    lumb@mnstate.edu

    University of Portsmouth, England

    Students in business, international business, and the social sciences with at least junior standing are eligible to spend one semester or one year studying at the University of Portsmouth, on England's southern coast. A one-for-one exchange means that students pay MSU Moorhead tuition and fees while earning up to 32 credits studying abroad.

    As part of this exchange, students take part in extensive travel in a European country or countries of their choice. This program is ideal for students who are interested in experiencing new cultures, able to study independently and who possess strong writing and English language skills. University of Portsmouth Exchange is a relatively inexpensive and accessible way to visit some fascinating cities on the European continent.

    Qualified students can apply for financial aid and scholarships. The increased cost of the program, which includes airfare, local transportation, room and board and personal allowances, will be taken into consideration when determining needs.

    For more information, visit the University of Portsmouth or MSU Moorhead’s Study Abroad Office.

    China Business Trip  

    The China Business Trip is a three-credit class that gives students the opportunity to observe the business practices of Chinese domestic firms and international firms conducting business in China. Students do not need to speak Chinese or be a business major to join this trip. In 2011, the trip also included travel to Mongolia.

    The one-month travel itinerary typically includes visits to Hong Kong, Chongqing, Guilin, Yangshou, Xi'an, Beijing and Shanghai, as well as excursions into small villages. Trip highlights include visits to the harbors and financial markets of Hong Kong and Shanghai, the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Terra Cotta Soldiers, among others. Students travel by plane, train, automobile, bus, boat and bicycle.

    Throughout the journey, students compare and contrast business in China with business in the United States. By experiencing the rural-urban dichotomy, the co-existence of communism and capitalism and the effects of the current economic boom, students gain an awareness of the effect that China’s culture, history and political ideology have played in shaping China's role in the global economy. While visiting educational institutions and companies involved in global business, students interact with fellow students, businesspeople and politicians to discuss issues related to global interdependence and public policy. Attending cultural events and visiting historical sites will raise consciousness of China’s long history and its place in the global arena.

    View pictures from the China-Mongolia Business Trip 2011 on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62781304@N08/show/.

    For information on future trips, please contact:
    Dr. Ruth Lumb
    Professor of Marketing
    School of Business
    (218) 477-4652
    lumb@mnstate.edu