In this issue
Message from the Director of China Centre
Global MBA Workshop Taster: Strategic Process Improvement
Promoting Preparation for the 3rd Asia-Pacific Business School Desert Competition
China Economic Review Interview
A First-Class UK Business Education in the Heart of Shanghai
China Centre Welcome two New staff
Two babies born to join MBS China Family
March 2014
Global MBA Workshop Taster: Strategic Process Improvement
On 26 Feb, 2014, Manchester Business School China Centre offered an open class on Strategic Process Improvement at new China Centre in Shanghai. More than 20 company executives and managers attended the class.

The class was delivered by Professor David Bamford, who is Professor of Operations Management of Manchester Business School. Professor David Bamford is an experienced industrialist and academic with multiple publications to his name, including a co-authored book (Essential Guide to Operations Management: Concepts and Case Notes, 2010).  
Professor David Bamford’s research interests are focused towards operations improvement strategies, specifically in: the application of Operations Management theories in the service sector; strategic organisational change; leadership and quality management; and most recently in sports operations management.

In this open class, Professor David Bamford gave a broad view on strategy with practical and interesting illustrations with the application of the ‘Manchester Method’.  It examines how real operational problems can be solved and will explore a variety of strategic models that pertain directly to process improvement, taking participants through a structured diagnostic and implementation approach.  

During the class, Professor David Bamford also commented that all the strategy management models are just the strategic analysis tools, to manage a company requires a whole bunch of quality, you cannot judge the failure and success of a company for only one dimension, the failure of the company cannot make the strategy management model worthless, instead, it serves the function that help the management to know their organization better.

Sherry Fu, Director of Manchester Business School China Centre attended the class, and introduced the audience to Manchester Business China Centre and the Global MBA Programme. The class content taught at this time is just one part of Manchester Business School Global MBA Strategic Management module.

Manchester Business School is one of the first business schools in the UK and becomes a global leading business education provider after nearly 50 years development. MBS China Centre which was launched in 2008 is committed to provide world-class business education opportunities to the Chinese people, continuously making contribution to the society and development of regional education.
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