Campus: CSU Los Angeles -- August 5, 2002
Business Executives From China, Study at Cal State
University seeks to connect individuals with local businesses, public agencies
or non-profit organizations for final five-week segment of program beginning in
A group of 22 business executives and civic leaders from the city of
Wuhan, China, are completing a course of study in American business
practices at California State University, Los Angeles. The program,
which began in May, will end in October 2002. The officials are currently
taking academic courses in business administration, international finance,
law, management, investment, quality control, e-commerce and an introduction
to World Trade Organization (WTO) regulations.
The last phase of the program, beginning in September, will focus on
the practical side of conducting business in the United States. During
this phase, the participants will spend up to five weeks observing U.S.
organizational culture and practice in local businesses, public agencies
or non-profit organizations. Their goal will be to observe how U.S.
organizations are structured and operate and to participate as volunteers
in the day-to-day functions of local businesses.
Members of this delegation come from a variety of business backgrounds
and industries, including: media and publishing, tax and accounting,
city government, tourism and recreation, biology, chemicals, law, human
resources, foreign trade, agriculture, urban and economic development,
youth organizations, and more. “These highly skilled Chinese business
executives are eager to meet their American counterparts in their places
of business. They are also very interested to establish connections
with American businesses that, in the future, might consider expanding
their markets in the large Chinese economy,” said Michael D. Fels,
director of Cal State L.A.’s International Programs and Services.
The office of International Programs and Services is currently conducting
a search for the unpaid “observational” phase of the program.
Organizations, large and small, are needed to host these executives.
For information about each Chinese official, check the Web site at:
Michael D. Fels can be contacted at (323) 343-3170 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Carol Selkin
Director, Media Relations/Public Information – (323) 343-3044
Michael D. Fels, Ph.D. Director, International Programs and Services
– (323) 343-3170
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at (916) 278-6156.