Master’s program agreement signed with Chinese university
January 31, 2014
of Wisconsin-Stout has signed a master's program agreement with Guangdong
University of Foreign Studies in Guangzhou, China.
The agreement stipulates that Chinese students will
take one year of course work at UW-Stout in the master's operations and supply
management program and one year at their home institution to satisfy the
requirement for the UW-Stout Master of Science degree.
The program is anticipated to begin in fall of 2014.
Three UW-Stout officials traveled to China in November.
Provost Joseph Bessie, Hong Rost, director of the Office of International
Education, and Katherine Lui, associate dean of the College of Management, visited
GUFS and met with university President Zhong Weihe to sign the agreement.
The two universities have had a relationship since 2010.
In the last two years, nine Chinese students from GUFS and six from South China
University of Technology, also in Guangzhou, have studied at UW-Stout, Rost said.
Instructors in the College of Management also have led four
short study abroad programs to Guangzhou over the last few years.
In 2013, Jim Keyes, professor and program director of
operations and management, and David Ding, associate professor, also of
operations and management, took 16 students on a short-term study abroad trip
to the Guangzhou campus. UW-Stout
students interacted with Chinese students and presented on the topic of lean
manufacturing, Keyes said.
For more information about the master's program contact
715-232-5165, or visit the program website.