China Immersion Programme
Full-time MBA China Immersion Programme
As many of our students are preparing for careers in China, we designed the China Immersion programme to help them to develop Chinese-language capabilities, better understand the mainland business system and expand their networks across the region. The programme comprises company visits, executive talks, alumni sharing sessions and cultural activities. Most importantly, the entire cohort studies together in Beijing, which encourages team spirit, communication and networking from the outset.
Chinese Language Training
The MBA programme collaborates with a renowned language- and culture-oriented university in Beijing to offer a four-week intensive conversational Mandarin course, along with small tutorial groups and classes in Chinese culture. The course is offered at three levels, beginner, ,intermediate and advanced, depending on students’ language ability at the commencement of the programme.
Business Communication Course
Those proficient in Mandarin are expected to participate in a business communication course that is also conducted in Beijing. This intensive course makes use of a variety of methods and materials, including business case studies, business journal articles, and individual and group presentations, in simulated business settings to develop students’ English-language and communication skills.
During their month in Beijing, students pay visits to the city’s major historical and cultural sites, including the Great Wall, Beihai Park, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City and the 798 Art Zone, and tour the famous Beijing Hutongs.
Executive Seminars and Company Visits
Executive talks and company visits are arranged regularly throughout the programme, giving students opportunities to gain a better understanding of China business practices and the norms that prevail in the country.
The executive talks and company visits includes the following:
- Beijing Coca-Cola Beverage Co, Ltd
- Beijing YanJing Beer Group
- Bo Le Associates
- Colliers International
- CITIC Securities International
- CISCO Beijing
- Cornerstone Global Partners China
- Ernst & Young
- Hua Tai Insurance Group
- McKinsey & Company
- Reckitt Benckiser
- Shell China
- Tencent Investment
China Buddy Programme
MBA Office has arranged a China Buddy Programme during the China Immersion programme. Students are divided into with a Chinese buddy and 3 to 4 group members from other countries. The Chinese buddy is responsible for sharing with the group members about China’s culture, languages, economy, and working environment and so on. On the other hand, group members can also share topics about their countries.