U of A Launches Executive MBA Program in China

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - The University of Arkansas' latest graduate business program is going overseas.

The first class of the Fayetteville's campus Executive Master of Business Administration program visited Arkansas this week for orientation.  But most of the projects and work will be done in Shanhai, China.

The 13 students of the first class are all in upper-level management at U.S. companies in China.  Those companies, which include Wal-Mart, Dillard's, Kimberly-Clark and Proctor & Gamble, all nominated students for the executive MBA program.

UA professor Matt Waller says the executive MBA program isn't all about China, it's about multi-national companies doing retail and consumer goods business on a global scale.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)