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During their trip to China, Lehigh’s Martindale MBA Fellows see how economic turmoil in Europe and America can create instability for the world’s second-largest economy.

Leveraging its unique partnership with the University of Nottingham, one of Europe’s most prestigious business schools, Lehigh’s MBA program traveled to China this summer to explore the rise of global supply chains. They were joined by their British counterparts during a two-week venture that took them to Beijing, Shanghai and Ningbo. 

The trips fall under the umbrella of the Martindale International Experience and was captured in an engaging blog created specifically for the trip. 

“It’s that larger perspective that people don’t really have coming out of an undergraduate program or even their first few years of work experience,” says Andrew Ward, associate dean of the College of Business and Economics graduate programs. “So often, that’s what people are coming back into an MBA program for.” 

“What you don’t really get just in the classroom is the affective or emotional understanding of what’s going on in an organization and for that, you really need to visit other cultures and look at the way business gets done in different parts of the world,” he says. 

Lehigh’s MBA program is ranked the 15th strongest in the nation by Bloomberg BusinessWeek and third among all colleges in the Mid-Atlantic region. Follow their Twitter handle at @lehighmba for the latest program events and updates.

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