East Asian Studies

Globalization is today's and tomorrow's reality; money and ideas move around the world at the speed of light. The world has changed. Massive increases in the amount of international trade (imports and exports), foreign direct investment, the growth of multinational companies, and international financial transactions have raised the stakes even higher.

The Alberta School of Business, through its Centre for International Business Studies (CIBS), and in cooperation with the Faculty of Arts, Department of East Asian Studies, offers this innovative and unique program to produce business graduates with an expertise in the language, culture, history, and economics of East Asian countries with particular emphasis on China and Japan. Formal international study exchanges are available in China and Japan to enhance the experience in the program.

Students acquire the functional business skills required of today's managers, and the language capability and cultural sensitivity enabling them to interact comfortably with Alberta and Canada's East Asian trading partners. A graduate would also qualify to assume an overseas posting or to pursue further studies in East Asian countries. Opportunities in all areas of business would exist both in the government and the private sector, wherever specialized expertise in Asia is required.