Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Certificate students head to Beijing and Shanghai in May

May 4, 2009

Today, entrepreneurs working in high-growth, technology-based industries must be fluent in a number of global business issues. For 20 of our students, a firsthand introduction to these concepts will begin with a Maymester trip to Beijing, China.


During the two-week educational tour, the group will explore the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and Tian’anmen Square; visit companies operating in China; and learn about Chinese business and cultural practices through lectures at Tsinghua University. Throughout their visits, participants will interact with college students, academic faculty, company executives, and administrators of business-related government organizations.


The experience, which was preceded by several pre-departure seminars, fulfills one three-credit option or capstone course requirement for the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.


“I have a passion for international sales and business, and this trip will be a launch pad for my international experience,” says Tyler Jones, who is majoring in sales and sales management. “It will be interesting to see how similarly or differently companies function in China as opposed to companies here.”


Jones will be blogging daily during his trip; read about his experiences at http://entrchina.blogspot.com/.


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