Campus: CSU Fullerton -- October 16, 2002
Asian Officials Seek MBA Degree From Cal State
A dozen Vietnamese officials are on the fast track to an M.B.A. degree
from Cal State Fullerton and soon will be joined by 15 Chinese managers.
The Vietnamese students arrived in August, attending English language
courses prior to beginning the accelerated business program that continues
until this time next year, noted Thomas Johnson, associate dean of the
College of Business and Economics. When the Chinese participants arrive,
they will be blended into the program with the Vietnamese.
Both groups are slated to complete a series of eight-week courses that
will earn them a full M.B.A., noted program coordinator Shu-Jen Chen,
professor of information systems and decision sciences. The participants
also attend business writing and computer skills sessions.
“During the last decade, Cal State Fullerton’s College of
Business and Economics has sponsored several programs ranging from one-day
seminars to six-month-long business certificate programs to help Chinese
government officials develop competency in business, leadership, strategy
and skills in modern technology,” noted Chen. “Statistics
show that China is in need of more M.B.A. graduates than they are able
to train themselves. Government leaders have sought the cooperation
of foreign universities, such as Cal State Fullerton, to help educate
their officials. With this latest effort, we are expanding the bridge
of opportunities to those in Vietnam.
“Such programs as this and earlier efforts help to fulfill our
global mission of education and service,” Chen added. “These
programs enhance the cross cultural interaction of our faculty members
and students with students from other countries.”
Like all international students, these M.B.A. candidates pay both tuition
and fees to attend Cal State Fullerton.
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