A group of 16 MBA students and 2 chaperones from seven universities in China visited the newly established College of Staten Island (CSI) Technology Incubator last week, and received a warm welcome from Dr. William J. Fritz, President of CSI; Ken Iwama, Esq., JD, Vice President for Economic Development, Continuing Studies, and Government Relations; Prof. Susan Holak, Dean of the School of Business; and Dean Balsamini, Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
The guests met with Christopher Cruz Cullari, Executive Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development, and Jasmine Cardona, Director of Workforce Development and Administration, to learn about the newly launched CSI Tech Incubator and received an overview of the program.
For all of the participants of the MBA Study Tour this is their first visit to the US. During their visit, the MBA students live with host families on Staten Island. Students learn about US culture and business. The rich experience and knowledge gained is intended to provide them with advantages that will benefit them as they return to their professions in China.
This is the second year that the College has hosted the MBA Business Study Tour. It is hoped that this tradition will carry on in an effort to support young future entrepreneurs.