Students in Hanoi, Vietnam are learning the same curriculum as Mihaylo College of Business and Economics students at CSUF. In 2010, The Advanced Program in Business Administration started with its first class at the Foreign Trade University (FTU) in Hanoi.
FTU is one of Vietnam’s premier universities and accepts only the top ten percent of students nationally. FTU business administration students enrolled in the Advanced Program take the same courses as students do at Cal State Fullerton. As part of the program, some Mihaylo College professors travel to Hanoi to teach for short periods of time.
Recently, economics professor James Dietz travelled to Hanoi to meet with prospective and current students at FTU.
“An overview of the program and the relationship with CSUF was presented via a PowerPoint and in a presentation by the Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration at FTU. There also was an explanation and discussion of the transfer opportunity to CSUF for students wishing to complete their degree here,” said Dietz.
In spring 2013, the first FTU students in the program will be eligible to transfer to CSUF to complete or further their completion of the program.
While in Hanoi, Dr. Dietz also met with CSUF alumni.
“There are a lot of successful CSUF graduates in Hanoi and in South Vietnam,” said Dietz, “They own hotels, work as upper level management at Dell, own and operate apartment complexes, fitness facilities, furniture factories, and furniture distribution and retail outlets.”
CSUF began visiting Vietnam in 1994 through University Extended Education to build relationships and to create opportunities for studying abroad. By visiting Vietnam, a network was created that continues to grow.
For a related story on an alumnus’ perspective, visit here.