Course taught by Fulbright scholar explores risks, opportunities in China

Course taught by Fulbright scholar explores risks, opportunities in China
September 3, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
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Jingmei Zhao, professor at the School of Finance at Southwest University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China, will share her unique insights into the business climate in the world’s most populous nation as part of a unique educational offering this fall at Benedictine University. Zhao, a Benedictine University College of Business Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, will teach a limited-seating, 4-credit hour course, MBA 591A: “Opportunities and Risks of Global Development in China,” on Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. from October 2 through December 7. The course will present a comprehensive view of the challenges and opportunities of doing business in China. Topics will include understanding the Chinese consumer, exploring China’s political economy, developing management strategies specific to Chinese negotiations, and cultural differences and their impact when doing business in China. An overall understanding of the historical, social and economic forces that affect decision-making in the Chinese business environment will also be explored. To enroll in this course, submit the Graduate Registration Form located on the Benedictine University Web site at www.ben.edu/programs/grad_forms.asp no later than September 22.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.