Carlson School of Management's Guanghzhou "China 100" Celebration
On Thursday, January 9, more than 80 guests attended a gathering of current Carlson School MBA students and alumni at the China Marriott Hotel in Guangzhou to celebrate 100 years of engagement between the University of Minnesota and China. The participants included students in the China Executive MBA program, in partnership with Lingnan (University) College of Sun Yat-sen University; the Carlson School’s domestic Part-Time MBA program; and the Vienna Executive MBA (VEMBA) program, in partnership with the Vienna University of Economics and Business (‘WU’) in Austria. ‘Masters of Ceremony’ Wanling Qu, Coordinator of the University of Minnesota’s Beijing Office, and Matthew Goode, Director of Global Executive MBA Programs at the Carlson School, welcomed the guests and officiated at the celebration. Wanling shared information with the attendees regarding ‘China 100’ and encouraged the guests to learn more about the history of the University of Minnesota’s engagement with China.
Professor Lin Jiang from Lingnan (University) College, Senior Lecturer Jay Lipe from the Carlson School, and Dean Bodo Schlegelmilch from the ‘WU’ represented the breadth of the University of Minnesota’s footprint in China. The Part-Time MBA students were in Guangzhou for their ‘Global Business Practicum’ study abroad program, in cooperation with Medtronic; and the VEMBA students had traveled to Guangzhou for their own residency module at Lingnan (University) College. Each student group had prepared a special performance for the evening, including an electric Chinese drum performance by current CHEMBA students. Another highlight was the Part-Time MBA students singing along to popular Chinese songs with their fellow MBA students from Lingnan (University) College. The feedback from the participants was that they enjoyed the evening and learned a great deal about the Carlson School and University of Minnesota’s extensive network in China!