Description of the video:
GLOBASE CHINA: Global Business
Joe Fitter, MBA Finance Lecturer, Faculty Advisor:
GLOBASE as a total experience is important because it teaches students about the construct of business beyond the borders of the United States. Specifically, GLOBASE China is unique because we're entering and working in the second largest economy in the world, a very important economy, and one that is rising very quickly.
Jamar Harrison, Full-Time MBA student:
We live in a day and age where you have to be globally focused in everything you do. It's so important to learn how you connect with people everywhere. You have to be able to reach a wider audience, and I think Kelley gives us a great opportunity to do that.
Adeola Kamson, Full-Time MBA student:
It's a great way for students to really get a foot into the door of these global companies and to actually see it from the beginnings of their professional development. And it's just really important that Kelley does this because, being such a great program, we're going to have world leaders who are going to step into leadership roles and eventually lead these global companies. And when you don't have the context, the actual experience, it's not going to be something that you can pass along very well.
Aaron Welker, Full-Time MBA student:
When you go into the classroom, you can study global business, you can take classes on anything, you can major in it. But there's a very, very big difference between learning it in a classroom context and then actually experiencing it. People all over the world are so similar in many things as far as their needs and their wants and desires and so forth, but they're different in how that's expressed. And it's hard to really capture that in an all-inclusive kind of way in the classroom. But to really just spend some time over there and to actually experience it is really how you learn it.