Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hello and welcome to the MBS China Centre quarterly newsletter!

While the year 2014 is coming to an end, the recruitment for 2015 January MBA intake will soon close. We are proud to say that our team has done a fantastic job and has achieved so much this year. In November, MBS China Centre was awarded “Most Influential MBA Brand in China” by China Sina Education. We welcomed the first Global EMBA cohort, hosted a 9-day residential workshop and received fantastic feedbacks; We signed TMP with Unilever North Asia. We are also pleased to see the 2014 January & July MBA students are doing so well in their study.

While saying goodbye to 2014, we are truly looking forward to 2015 and feel certain that the new year will only be more exciting with challenges and great opportunities waiting for us. We appreciate your continuous support and look forward to big celebrations of MBS’ 50th anniversary in China and worldwide.

Together with all MBS China Centre staff, I would like to take this opportunity, to wish you and your family a fantastic Christmas holiday and Happy New Year!

Sherry Fu

Dean Fiona Devine visits MBS China Centre in early October
Dean Fiona Devine, Head of Manchester Business School visited MBS China Centre in early October. Despite of her busy schedule in Shanghai, Fiona took time to have lunch with China Centre staff and met students over an afternoon tea session.
MBS GEMBA Thought Leaders Talk Series: Business Risks in China
On 10th December, Neal Beatty, Regional Director for Global Client Services at Control Risks in China, who is also Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai, delivered a GEMBA Thought Leaders Talk: "Business Risks in China, How to Avoid or Deal with A Crisis?" at MBS China Centre.
Open Lecture: How to position yourself in career progression
On 22nd November, Christina Zhou, Managing Director of Elite International Ltd. , and Founder of Phoenix Club, a leading influential luxury & healthy lifestyle CEO Club, shared her view of career development, job hopping and promotion with students and guests. She was joined by Aries Li, a current MBA student in Shanghai.
Single Day Open Lecture - Branding Yourself in The Era of Business Networking
11th November is the well-known Single Day in Mainland China. Instead of staying at home and doing online shopping like most people do, almost 30 prospective students came to MBS China Centre to join this event and learn how to make themselves the most valuable investment!
Information Session Delivered By Prof. Elaine Ferneley

On 22nd October, Professor Elaine Ferneley, MBA Director of MBS delivered an Information Session at MBS China Centre.

Information Session Delivered by Mr. Nigel Banister
On 17th October, Mr. Nigel Banister,  Chief Global Officer of MBS Worldwide delivered an Information Session at MBS China Centre, joined by Mr. Yunfei Zhang, a current MBA student, BD Director of Crown Bioscience and vice president of MBS Health Club.
The Link between Organisational Performance and HRM
On 14 Oct, Dr. Anastasia Kynighou, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management demonstrated a taster on the topic Organisational Performance and HRM to current students as well as potential candidates. Mr. Charles Gao, a new MBA graduate of MBS joined the taster and shared his MBA study experiences.
Strategic Process Improvement
On 8th October, the very first day after the Golden National Holiday, around 15 potential candidates gathered together at MBS China Centre for a workshop taster given by David Bamford, Professor of Operations Management.
Sharing of E-commence
Sharing of E-commence was successfully held on 2 December. More than 70 Global MBA students and alumni attended this event given by  Zhang Gaofeng, Senior Director of YHD.COM (一号店), who generously shared his rich experience and deep analyse of the Big Data industry.
The Future of Work

Brian Tam, co-founder and CEO of innovation consultancy Let’s Make Great! (LMG), joined us on 11th November to discover the mega trends that are changing the way we work and what we all must do to prepare for this new future. 

The Leadership Pipeline: Key Transitional Challenges
On 5th November, we have invited Ida Fan and Rhonda Gutenberg to address to our students on different skills and characteristics that are required to meet various challenges at different levels of leadership (e.g., Functional Leader, Business Unit Leader).
Personal Branding & Your Job Search Strategy

Chris Garnett, Head of Postgraduate Careers & Employability with MBS, delivered an interactive careers session on 27th October, and shared practical skills of how students understand their value proposition in the job market, and tools of how to build an effective job search strategy.

Manchester Business School Awarded "2014 Most Influential MBA Brand in China"

On 27th November, Manchester Business School was awarded "2014 Most Influential MBA Brand in China" by China Sina Education. The grand ceremony was held in Beijing and more than 400 major educational organisations and institutions joined this annual event.

Huawei Technologies UK Won 2014 BBA China Investor Award Supported by MBS China Centre

On 20th November, winners of The British Business Awards (BBA) 2014 were announced in Beijing at the BBA Gala Dinner. Ms. Sherry Fu, MBS China Director attended the glittering gala dinner and presented the award to the winner of the Chinese investor of year - Huawei.

Upcoming Events for Dec & Jan 2014
Events Register:

Global MBA Information Session & Application Guidance Details 

MBS China Centre23 Oct, Wed, 2014
One to One Course CounsellingMBS China CentreMonday - Saturday

Induction for Global Part-time MBA January 2015 Intake

MBS China Centre15 Jan, Thu, 2015
Manchester Business School 50th Anniversary & 2015 Alumni Annual Dinner Details ASC, No.55 Urumuqi South Road, Shanghai17 Jan, Sat, 2015

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