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Prospective business students invited to global business program

10/14/2011 —


9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, Conference Center

Prospective students interested in global business can learn about the complexities of international markets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Conference Center at Penn State New Kensington.

"A Voyage to Global Business Islands" is an interactive program that explores the global business environment. Participants can learn about effective work habits, the currency trading market and adapting and communicating in an international cultural setting.

The free program includes four workshops, a tour of the campus and lunch with current students, faculty, staff and alumni.

The workshop will be led by campus faculty: Yang Zu, assistant professor of business administration; Frank Santimauro, instructor in business administration; Michael McGinnis, associate professor of business administration; and R. Mandhachitara, associate professor of business administration. Penn State New Kensington offers a bachelor's degree in business and an associate degree in business administration.

To register for the program, call 724-334-LION. Space is limited and the RSVP deadline is Oct. 21.

For more on admissions events at the campus, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/Admissions/admevents.htm online.

For more on the campus business program, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/Academics/Degrees/business_welcome.htm

"A Voyage to Global Business Islands"

9:00–9:15 a.m.
Registration and Welcome

9:15–9:45 a.m.
“Willpower - the HABIT Strategy”
This session will introduce the H.A.B.I.T. strategy to help you cultivate effective work habits that transcend national boundaries.
Dr. Yang Xu, Assistant Professor of Business Administration

9:45-10:15 a.m.
“Everybody's Money: A Voyage of Discovery”
A peek into the murky world of the (four TRILLION dollars a day!) currency trading market.
Frank Santimauro, Instructor in Business Administration

10:15-10:45 a.m.
Campus Tour by Lion Ambassadors

10:45-11:15 a.m.
“Adapting to International Culture”
Learn how to better relate to others at school, at home, and while traveling.
Dr. Michael McGinnis, Associate Professor of Business Administration

11:15–12:15 p.m.
“Mocktail Party Simulation: The Global Communication Challenges”
A fun simulation that demonstrates the complexity and problems of cross-cultural communication in an international business context.
Dr. R. Mandhachitara, Associate Professor of Business Administration

12:15–1:00 p.m.
Lunch with Panels of Alumni, Current Students and Faculty

1:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks

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