Examine the Fourth Industrial Revolution and how it has affected international business techniques and learn how companies use technology to solve a variety of problems. This study abroad program will help students experience the Asian Fourth Industrial Revolution. It will provide them with the necessary insight to promote technology growth within their own future organizations. This program will help students grow as leaders and further develop personal qualities (e.g., integrity, spirituality, and so forth) expected of any BYU graduate. Although this program has an information systems focus, it is open to all majors. Students will compare and contrast the culture and history of countries, experiencing the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the impact on businesses.
Business visits (tentative): Samsung, Hyundai, U.S. Commerce Department, Melaleuca, CyberLink, Synology, Shuttle Inc., Adobe, Microsoft, Baidu, KPMG, Sony, among others.
Cultural visits (tentative): Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Yu Garden, Shanghai Observation Deck, Shanghai Science and Technology Museum (China); Taipei 101, Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, Chiang Kai Shek Memorial, Shifen (Taiwan); DMZ, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Hwaseong Fortress (Korea); Samurai Museum, Shinjuku Observation Deck, Ueno Park, Akihabara (Japan) among others.