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Chinese Executives Are Coming to Learn at Missouri State University

Missouri State University will soon be the home of 40 Chinese executives this fall, where they will learn about American business practices and earn a masters degree in executive business. KSMU's Jana Greer reports.

This will be the first year of a new program that brings Chinese executives to Missouri State to earn a masters degree and to expose them to American business procedures and management principles, as well as American culture. Dr. Gerald Udell is the director for the program at Missouri State. He says he hopes that Chinese and American students will learn from each other.

The Chinese participants are being sponsored financially by their employers. The executives will complete the full MBA curriculum over a 12-month period. The Missouri State graduate faculty will be teaching all of the courses. Udell says that he believes that the community will benefit from the program.

The program came to Missouri State because of the existing relationship between Missouri State's undergraduate program and China. There are plans to continue the graduate program and possibly expand it to other areas. The executives will arrive on campus from China in September.