Why Join The Programme?
Think of the programme as a condensed version of an MBA. Everything that you learn prepares you for the real business world. Throughout your training from industry experts, you’ll meet people and organizations who value the skills you are building. By the end of the two weeks, you will have formed your own new venture or else arranged to start an internship. You will then spend the rest of your summer engaged in professional business innovation.
Our graduates can boast eye-catching work experience on their resumes, a proven ability to do business, an understanding of how to innovation is achieved, a valuable professional network, and strong knowledge of China. Read more about how this programme in Shanghai will benefit you.
A Typical Day in the Programme
A typical academic day during the two-week bootcamp starts with a case study workshop. You will role play actual situations from true stories of leadership and business dilemmas. What do you decide? How do you support your points? These sessions are full of energy, excitement, and unexpected insights generated by your diverse international peers. Starting from a real business scenario, the case study workshops invite you to join the fray, experimenting to develop your business thinking and personal leadership style. Learn more about case studies here.
After refreshments and a bit of time for consideration, you will enter the academic master class of the day. The purpose of the class is to generalize what you learned in the case study. The master classes break business into its different parts and explore the methods that work. There is plenty of room for discussions and examples, and you should expect to leave knowing how to use effective business strategy and management tools. Learn more about master classes here.
Following lunch, the personal innovation component kicks in. You will work on developing our own business models and testing them out in exciting experiments. This is the time to get creative as you put together what you have learned in new and compelling ways. What new ventures will you dream up, and how will you execute them? Even if you plan to work for an established company, your ability to create new business value will make you a star. Learn more about innovation workshops here.
Aside from innovation workshops, you will spend the typical afternoon preparing for networking sessions and exploring companies around Shanghai. What are your career goals? What kind of work do you enjoy most? Imagine helpful discussions with your peers as you plan your interactions with the companies you meet. The evening networking sessions are opportunities for you to find new venture collaborators or a great fit with one of many diverse companies. Remember, these are all people interested in your new ideas and talent.
Why Study In China?
This programme is about you and your future. Our goal is to empower you for business success in an increasingly international and dynamic world. It is hard to imagine a future in which China is not crucially important worldwide. Already, businesses around the world are seeking people who know what is going on in China and what to expect from it. Our business programme in China will help you stand out in your capabilities and experience.
Your knowledge of China will undoubtedly help you later in life, but China is also likely to offer you a more diverse and interesting range of summer opportunities than you will find elsewhere. China’s economy is developing rapidly and creating numerous openings in companies. Companies in China seek talented individuals with new ideas. Consumers seek new products and services. Opportunities to create social impact are broad and accessible. The potential for innovation is palpable.
The lessons from the programme are all designed to be generalizable. However, by focusing on China’s unique and changing environment, the programme delivers these general lessons within a unifying context. This will deepen your understanding of the lessons you learn. The business world in China is dynamic and challenging, creating exciting material for us to explore. When you exit the programme, you will be able to enter a new country or business context and quickly ascertain how to make progress.
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