EMBA Students at RIT Have a New Destination

Students will travel to Shanghai and Suzhou, China in fall 2007

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The opportunity of going to China will enable our EMBA students
to get a better handle on the global picture and a greater understanding of the
Chinese economy and its’ enviable and growing position in the world order.

—Brian O’Neil
Associate dean, director of graduate business programs
RIT’s E. Philip Saunders College of Business

The EMBA program at the E. Philip Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology has changed its destination for its required international trip. The Saunders program is now the only local EMBA program requiring an international trip.

Beginning this fall, EMBA students will be traveling to Shanghai and Suzhou, China. The weeklong study intensive trip will combine many corporate visits with trips to significant landmarks and interesting tourist spots including museums, temples and several markets.

The students will have to opportunity to visit the Suzhou Industrial Park, home to many multinationals from around the world. Additionally, visits to the Little Swan Group (manufacturers of appliances for many American and European companies), the Bosideng Group (garment manufacturers specializing in down-filled garments for many well known American labels) are planned.

Students will also benefit from lectures from many China experts including Foong Waifong, best selling author of “Megatrends, Asia” and Harvey Chen, internationally renowned lecturer and researcher.

“Our capstone projects have proven over time to be an invaluable part of our EMBA program,” says Brian O’Neil, associate dean and director of graduate business programs in the Saunders College of Business.

“These projects enable our students to apply many of the things that they have learned in their previous classes,” O’Neil explains. “The confidence gained by our students is clearly noteworthy as they perform the needed research and analysis and then present their findings and recommendations to their clients.”