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Fostering close relationships among academia, business, and government in the United States and China.


To provide international management education to Chinese business and government organizations and serve as a gateway for Chinese undergraduate and graduate students to enter West Virginia University.


  • Recruit Undergraduate and Graduate Students from China
  • Short-term Executive Training Programs at WVU
  • Seminars and Workshops in China
  • Facilitate Academic Partnerships between China and WVU

Fostering international trade

The Center pursues its mission through a wide range of activities, including:

  • Assisting West Virginia companies develop business opportunities in overseas markets through market research, prospect identification, strategic planning for market entry, and due diligence for potential joint venture and trade partners
  • Helping our corporate partners make the social connections they need through our extensive network of influential academic, business, and government organizations in China and elsewhere
  • Developing and teaching management seminars on export strategies to company executives
  • Leading study trips abroad for groups of West Virginia business leaders and students
  • Developing customized trade missions and consulting services
  • Teaching executive education programs for senior Chinese officials (for example, our Shanghai and Tianjin Municipal Government Executive Education Programs)
  • Conducting short-term executive training programs for Chinese companies
  • Offering an MBA degree program with an international focus