In this issue
Season's Greetings from MBS China Centre
British Ambassador Lunch
University of Manchester Delegation Visited Tongji University
MBS Opened New China Centre
MBS China Wins 2013 Outstanding Contribution Award
MBS wins the most influential MBA brand in China
GEMBA Launched and HR Forum Held in Shanghai
Project Management Workshop Taster by Prof. Philip Baylis
Accounting Workshop Taster by Dr. Martin Bennett
Strategic Management Workshop Taster by Prof. Bob Vass
MBS China Healthcare Club Launched
China Economic Review Interview
China Daily Report: UK business school expands horizons for nation's students
WhichMBA Interviewed Prof. Elaine Ferneley and Prof. Bob Vass
MBS upcoming events
GEMBA Launched and HR Forum Held in Shanghai
On the November 12th, 2013, Manchester Business School (abbreviated as "MBS") HR Forum and the launch of Global EMBA was successfully held in Shanghai.

Ms. Sherry Fu, director of MBS China centre delivered a welcome speech. She introduced that 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. The centre not only cooperates with prestigious business schools but also work closely with world leading companies to help them attract, develop and retain best talent available. AstraZeneca China is the first company signed up the Talent Management Partnership with MBS. Quite many senior managers of AstraZeneca have now chosen MBS GMBA as their career ladder to empower themselves.

Vice President of AstraZeneca China, Meade Zhang was invited to deliver a speech on “Career Advice from HR perspective?” He also shared his own career developing experience and stories and provided professional insights and recommendations to the audiences.

Followed by the keynote speech is the panel discussion. Yiming, Wang, CEO of Sense Consulting; Judy Shen, Human Resource Director, Legrand (Shanghai) Management and Jerel Bonner, Executive Leadership Coach also shared their experiences in professional training.

Mr. Nigel Banister, Chief Global Officer of MBS announced the launch of GEMBA after the short coffee break. He briefly introduced the programme that the MBS GEMBA is distinctive, challenging and inspirational; it is designed to take delegates out of their time zone and comfort zones, and equip them with the higher level skills (i.e.strategy and leadership), knowledge and networks to transform their career, organisation and the communities around them. The programme also balances academic rigor with getting out in the real world to try ideas and critique current practices. Delegates will take ideas and perspectives and relate them to real global business problems.

Mr. Banister emphasized that Shanghai is the business capital of one of the fastest growing and largest economies in the world. During the workshop in Shanghai, delegates will not only access world-class education, they also will meet senior leaders (i.e. from The Economist) and enjoy a range of customisable extra-curricular experiences – GEMBA+, which is one of the most attractive points of the programme. In fact, MBS China Centre has already received enquires about the prgramme of GEMBA. It shows the programme actually reflects the needs of the market.

“It will be another milestone” said Banister. “MBS GEMBA will be a great platform for all the senior executives and it would be the most valuable investment not for your personal career development but also for the organsation.”

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