Center for Chinese Business Overview


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