The 11-day study program in China during spring break in March 2008 is a vital component of a 3-credit course in Special Studies in International Business offered by the Doermer School. The program will enable students to develop a global outlook by increasing their awareness and appreciation of Chinese political, cultural, economic and business environments, and their relationship to the conduct of business. In addition to regular classes in Fort Wayne, students will participate in seminars at Fudan University in Shanghai and Peking University in Beijing, visit four companies and enjoy cultural activities. The students will also undertake a detailed market study for two companies in northeast Indiana that are interested in seeking or expanding market opportunities in China.
This exceptional program is fully funded by a generous grant from William H. Lawson, retired CEO of Franklin Electric. Ten students with a track record of high academic achievement are selected for this opportunity. The selected students will be designated as Lawson Scholars.