Director's Message

In this wonderful season, The University of Manchester has moved up two places to reach its highest ever position in this year’s QS World University Rankings, which made our students and alumni feel so proud! What made us more excited is that China Centre welcomed 124 outstanding working professionals officially started their Global MBA journey with us in July. And I believe this transformational learning experience will equip them with global perspectives to become future business leaders.


To work as a great ambassador for the University in China, it is a great honor for China Centre to welcome gracious presence of distinguished guest Mr. Alan Ferns, Associate Vice-President for External Relations and Reputation at the University of Manchester, who has brought the key message from Manchester to China about the core value of the University’s reputation. We also successfully hosted a brilliant networking event with Dr. Soriano, CEO of the Manchester City Football Club, who delivered keynote speech at China Centre.


To strengthen our reputation as a member of the world’s leading group of universities, China Centre is committed to creating an unforgettable experience to those who study with us, and ensure our students to enter a relationship with England’s first and most eminent of civic universities.


Sherry Fu

China Centre Director

Manchester Reaches Highest Ever Place in Latest World Rankings

The University of Manchester has moved up two places to reach its highest ever position in this year’s QS World University Rankings. Manchester is now listed as the world’s 27th best university, ranking 6th in the UK and 8th in Europe. This follows the University being ranked the fifth best UK institution for employability in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Global University Employability Ranking.

Associate Vice-President Visited China Centre

Recently, Mr. Alan Ferns, Associate Vice-President for External Relations and Reputation at the University of Manchester paid his first visit in China. Mr. Alan Ferns, and Ms. Sherry Fu, UoM China Centre Director, were invited to attend a series of events hosted by Manchester United Football Club including reception, Open Training Session in Shanghai together with senior alumni in China. Mr. Alan Ferns also visited UoM China Centre and met with China Centre staff to understand global centre’s current responsibilities and strategies implemented to enhance the reputation of the University of Manchester as a whole.

China Centre Welcomed 124 Manchester GMBA New Students in July

From 9th July to 13th July, the induction for Manchester Global Part-time MBA July 2019 new students was successfully held at the University of Manchester China Centre. 124 outstanding working professionals officially entered the University of Manchester, including new students from Manchester Global MBA and Tongji-Manchester Global MBA programme. They are ready to embark on their career transformation in the global platform.

Man City F.C. CEO Delivered Keynote Speech at UoM China Centre

On 15th July 2019, Dr. Ferran Soriano, CEO of Manchester City Football Club visited the University of Manchester (UoM) China Centre and delivered a keynote speech focusing on the business strategy of Manchester City Club. Mr. Damian Willoughby, Manchester City F.C. Senior Vice President, and Mr. David Tang, Manchester City F.C. Regional Director joined the CEO’s visit.Ms. Sherry Fu, UoM China Centre Director, Mr. Ismail Erturk and Mr. David Roberts, Senior Lectures of Alliance Manchester Business School joined the event together with Manchester Global MBA current students.

Congratulations to Our Global MBA Graduates!

Graduation is a significant milestone in every student’s career, and it’s an opportunity for the University to formally recognise our graduates hard work and congratulate our graduates on their success. On Friday 19th July at 4pm, The graduation ceremony for Manchester Global MBA students were held in Whitworth Hall, Manchester.

Manchester Globa MBA Pre-induction Networking

On 14th and 15th June, 2019, in order to welcome the arrival of our Manchester Global MBA July 2019 new students, the University of Manchester China Center organized a networking event, which helps them to settle in the new big family before they embark on the new journey. On 21st June, the University of Manchester China Centre also held the exclusive welcoming event for our Tongji-Manchester Global MBA July 2019 intake. Admin officer from Tong Ji SEM also attend the welcome networking.

Manchester Day of Action with Purple Love in Shanghai

On 16th June, to support The University of Manchester’s sustainable development goal, China Centre and SORSA UoM Alumni Association continued the University’s legendary ‘Purple Wave’ in Shanghai. A charity running activity was held to support charity ‘Dialogue in the Dark’ (China) as part of UoM global alumni volunteering network. With the engagement of China alumni and Centre staff, the event successfully increased the public’s awareness of and tolerance for “otherness” and rose found for visually impaired people.

Manchester Global MBA Masterclass in Suzhou

On 4th July 2019, AMBS Professor David Roberts was invited by American Chamber to deliver a Masterclass in Suzhou. Over 40 managing executives from top MNCs in Suzhou joined the event. Dr. David deeply explored some of the most interesting research about the use and mis use of technology in and out of the workplace, with focusing on the ideas including ‘Shadow Work’, ‘Technological Sleepwalking’, and ‘Skunk Works and the Bubble Strategy’.

Global MBA Workshop Taster | Global Business Environment

On 11th July, Mr. Ismail Ertürk, Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management Development delivered Leading & Managing in a Global Environment workshop taster for those who have the ambition to become international leaders in the future, and learn how to manage in unstable and complex financial environment, which helps our candidates to evaluate the global business environment from a cultural political economy perspective.

Alumni Talk on Small Business Marketing

On July 14th, the University of Manchester China Centre hosted the first co-host salon by its alumni legal, marketing and start-up club at alumni activity base Mcloud. China Centre Director Sherry Fu, Alumni Legal Club founder Fiona Xu, Alumni Marketing Club co-founder Aileen Wei, and Alumni Start-up Club founder Allen Mao shared with audience their perspectives on Small business marketing from different angles.

Manchester Global MBA Panel in Beijing

What does an MBA programme do to influence your career and life and how does your study help to shape your future? On 10th August, China Centre has invited senior alumni in Beijing for a panel discussion on Why MBA Matters. Join us to find out why it is important to choose the right programme for yourself!

Dialogue with CFO| The Future of Finance
Manchester Global MBA Industrial Insights

In the afternoon of 17th August, the University of Manchester China Centre is delighted to invite our Manchester Global MBA senior alumnus Mr. Rex Gu (CFO, Maersk Line China) to deliver a speech with subject on "The Future of Finance".  Together with Ms. Sophia Song (Senior VP, Banco Santander), they will present a speaker panel with focusing on the discussion based interaction. We believe it will provide you with the strategic and operational needs crucial to your vision and business!

Meeting with Author - From Account To CFO

On 29th August, The University of Manchester China Centre invited Mr. Qian Ziyan, the CFO of MFLEX which is a global leader in flexible printed circuit board manufacturing and assembly, to deliver a speech with regards to his new book, and discuss about the six key abilities in the era of artificial intelligence mentioned in his book. The meeting will be hosted at Mcloud.

Manchester GMBA Networking Event in Wuxi with NIO Automobile

In the afternoon of 31st August, 2019, the University of Manchester China Center will bring the top business education concept from the UK to Wuxi. Together with the NIO House in Wuxi, we will present you with an innovative business model of the new energy vehicle industry. The managerial team from NIO will share in depth about the innovation and breakthrough of NIO Automotive from brand strategy, product technology, to customer experience, and discuss the future trend of new energy vehicles with you.