Chinese University to Sponsor Master’s Program for Three School of Business Grads

Three College of Charleston students have been granted full scholarships and stipends to Hong Kong-based Lingnan University’s Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior program upon graduation.

The recipients of the scholarships are:

  • Eva Ho, double major in international business and accounting, minor in Japanese studies;
  • Anna Nooney, double major in hospitality and tourism management and business administration; and
  • Vu Tran, double major in international business and supply chain and information management, minor in global logistics and transportation.

The students, all currently seniors, will head to AACSB-accredited Lingnan University in August to begin the year-long program, which provides students with the necessary management competencies to pursue careers in human resource management and leadership.

This is the second consecutive year that College of Charleston School of Business students have received full scholarships to Lingnan University, which includes HK$152,000 for tuition and a stipend of HK$20,000. In August 2015, three College of Charleston graduates joined Lingnan University’s 2015-2016 graduate program.

Henry Xie, associate professor of marketing and international business

Henry Xie, associate professor of marketing and international business

“I am thrilled that Lingnan University has recognized the quality of our students for two years in a row,” said Y. Henry Xie, associate professor of marketing and international business. “The opportunity to study in the culturally and economically vibrant city of Hong Kong will be a life-changing experience for these students.”

Students completed a challenging application process with a round of preliminary interviews in December 2015 when Nancy Chen, program director of Lingnan University’s MSc in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior program, visited the School of Business. A second round of interviews by Skype followed in January.

Lingnan University representatives were impressed with the academic caliber and interview performance of all nine College of Charleston applicants. The University offered a total of four scholarships to schools in the U.S., three of which were granted to College of Charleston business students.

Xie has been a champion of the Lingnan University scholarship program at the College’s School of Business since he guest lectured at the Chinese university during his sabbatical in Spring 2013.

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