GROUND’s Globalization of Business in Vietnam program provides opportunities for students to learn about the historical context and impact of the war between the US and Vietnam that ended in 1975, and the subsequent trade embargo that was lifted some years ago through lectures, briefings, field trips, networking events, and from the students’ own experiences, research, observations and reflections.
Vietnam is a developing economy of 94.6 million people as of 2016, located in Southeast Asia. Since 1990, Vietnam’s GDP per capita growth has been among the fastest in the world, averaging 6.4 percent over the last 15 years. Despite uncertainties in the global environment, Vietnam’s economy has remained resilient. According to the World Bank, the country’s medium-term outlook remains favorable, with GDP expanding by 6 percent in 2016, while the country’s fundamental drivers of growth – resilient domestic demand and export oriented manufacturing – remain in force.