As an old saying goes, “the whole year’s work depends on a good start in spring”, and March is the best time to start a wonderful new life.
With the successful launch ceremony of SORSA UoM 2019 Grant for projects on people-to-people diplomacy activities and the inauguration ceremony of “My Future” at UoM China Centre and Mcloud, I’m very delighted with the ongoing success of our China centre to keep extending our distinctive world leading education to a wider platform and providing the transformative experience to a wider participation.
Through the influence of our China centre’s reputation, distinguished professors, dedicated centre staff and professional alumni, we welcomed the peak season of our prospective professionals who will embark on their Manchester journey on this July with us. I would like to extend my warm welcome to our new students who are looking for new ideas and transferrable skills that Manchester Global MBA might equip them with, and I believe no matter how beautiful the spring is, you would be the most beautiful scenery than any fine view in spring at China centre!
China Centre Director
New Dynamic of Economy 2019 | SORSA Voice
On the evening of 18th February, the Shanghai Overseas Returned Scholars Association hosted ‘New Dynamic of Economy’ event at the University of Manchester China Center. More than 60 senior graduates from the University of Manchester, London School of Economics and Political Science, University College London, and Lancaster University of the United Kingdom actively came to the venue to celebrate the Lantern Festival in advance, share the financial sentiments and talk about their unforgettable experience in the UK.
SORSA UoM Won People-to-people Diplomacy Project Grant
On 5th March 2019, Shanghai Overseas Returned Scholars Association (SORSA) hosted the signing ceremony and information session of “2019 SORSA Grant for projects on people-to-people diplomacy activities". “Magnificent Culture– Chinese traditional culture sharing salon” proposed by SORSA University of Manchester Alumni Association officially signed with SORSA.
The Inauguration Ceremony of “My Future” Held in Shanghai
On March 6, 2019, the inauguration ceremony of “My Future” was held at University of Manchester China Centre (“UoM China Centre”) and Mcloud. “My Future” is a sub-brand created by Mcloud and Future Business School (FBS) to develop a sharing platform for UK returned scholars’ life-long learning, career development, and innovative entrepreneurship. Ms. Sherry Fu, director of UoM China Centre and founder of Mcloud and Dr. Xi Feng, dean of the FBS officially launched “My Future”.
Goddess Festival | Women's "Energy Management" Sharing Salon
On 8th March, the University of Manchester China Center invited renowned “Energy Management” expert Rick Xu and professional style and personal branding consultant Shirley Lei to celebrate with our Manchester Goddess who are active in all walks of life their own festivals, and discuss how contemporary professionalism can achieve balance and transcendence between work and life.
Career Consulting | Personal Brand and Elevator Pitch
On 18th March, 2019, students are invited for a Manchester- style career workshop to boost their employability and set them up for success through their life. During the speech, Ms. Naomi Balckwell, the Senior Careers Consultant from Alliance Manchester Business School, defined the concept of personal brand, demonstrating how important it is for internal progression as well as moving into the external job market.
Global MBA Workshop Taster | Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
On 13th March, Dr. Leigh Wharton, professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management presented a workshop taster for our 30 July 19 semester prospective students at the University of Manchester China Centre. During the simulation workshop, Dr. Wharton interpreted in-depth of the current wave of innovation management and industry change, to help future business leaders to better understand and see the commercial nature of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Contemporary Chinese Business Study Tour
In the last week of March, China Center welcomed nearly 20 global MBA students from the University of Manchester Overseas Centers. Dr.Jiyao Xun, MBA Associate Director of AMBS, led this 5 day study tour with focusing on the Chinese market and its future trends. Contemporary Chinese Business is a tailor-made elective course for overseas Global MBA students, based on the management focusing on the Chinese market and a plenty of company visits, which objectively and completely demonstrated the panoramic view of Chinese business.
Senior MBA Alumni Talk
As Special Advisor to the Chairman and the President of Japan Petroleum Exploration Company based in Tokyo since March 2014, Ajay Singh took the opportunity to visit The University of Manchester China Center on 2nd April to interact with our students while in Shanghai on business. He made a presentation on how the MBA enabled him make a transition to a career in management, and helps in his day-to-day work. He also shared his insights with regard to the energy industry.
Global MBA Workshop Taster | Negotiation Skills
On Wednesday, 3rd April, our prospective students are invited to join a workshop taster session of Negotiation Skills, which offers a great snapshot to the keys of successful negotiations. The workshop taster was delivered by Malcolm Smith, who comes from Alliance Manchester Business School and we believe that brought to the audience a condense version of the popular negotiation skills and selling strategy module.
Global MBA Information Session in Beijing
On 11th April, the University of Manchester China Centre will be hosting an Information Session for Manchester Global MBA in Beijing, as we are now recruiting for July 2019 intake. With aims to facilitate our candidates having a better understanding of our Global MBA programmes, the University of Manchester China Centre will bring our distinctive world leading education to Beijing.
Beijing Alumni Mixer and Company Visit
On 12th April, 2019, University of China Centre Beijing alumni mixer will take place at Ankon, Beijing, followed by healthcare industry talk. Dr. Jian Li will host the talk on Opportunities and challenges of innovation in China's local medical industry. Adam Wang will share his views on Product regulations and access for medical device industry and join the panel to discuss about Opportunities and challenges of innovation in China's local medical industry.
Manchester GMBA Alumni Talk & Application Guidance
Welcome to 2019, how to make your New Year career plan different? How can we go further on the career path? Is MBA helpful for career development? How to choose the MBA program that is suitable for you? We are now kicking-off the recruitment for July 2019 intake of Manchester Global MBA. Join us on 19th April, the University of Manchester China Centre is delighted to have Global MBA professional alumni to share the topic on how the MBA enabled him make a transition to the career.
International Business Strategy Workshop Taster
On Monday, 29th April, you are invited to join a workshop taster session of International Business Strategy, which offers a great snapshot to the cord concept of company's strategy to inspire strategic pattern of thinking and strategic leadership to drive the company forward. The workshop taster will be delivered by Prof Dr. Stefan Zagelmeyer, who is the reader in Comparative and International Business at Alliance Manchester Business School, and we believe that will bring you better understanding on the major issues facing the organisation in the global business world, considering the financial, organisational, political, and strategic issues for international business operations.