On 14th January, the first 2016 intake of students received a warm welcome from Sherry Fu, Regional director of MBA. Associate MBA directors Mr. Xavier Duran and Dr. Jiyao Xun introduced to the group expectations of the Global MBA Programme and detailed course structure. After an introduction from Student Support Manager Ms. Livian Lang, the group took up the traditional Tower Challenge, which symbolized the up-coming challenges guaranteed from a Manchester MBA.
With an average work experience of 9 years, this cohort consist of 55% female and 45% male students from various industries such as pharmaceutical, engineering, media, finances and etc. Just over half of the students are Shanghai based, residents of Beijing, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and expatriates from Germany, Thailand and Canada formed the rest.
Held at the Portman Ritz-Carlton hotel, the induction was hosted by Ms. Sherry Fu, Regional Director of MBS China, who addressed the new cohort with a big congratulation. A warm welcome by Regional Directors from Alliance Centres in Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Brazil was brought to the audience. Professor Xavier Duran, represented the Manchester home centre and all academic staff on welcoming the cohort, meanwhile clarifying the expectations of Programme and challenges students are to face. Dr Jiyao Xun delivered a detailed introduction of the Programme and key reminders to plan ahead, network and to use sufficient support from the Student Support team. Current student Mr. Haka Jiang, passionately shared his MBA journey and his words of advice on how to be successful. Chris Garnett Head of Postgraduate Careers & Employability, along with Lisa Samberg, Head of Alumni Relations introduced to the new joiners career development and networking facilities and services the School has to offer.
As a tradition, the new intake was given a tower challenge, during which each group used limited material to build a paper tower, to be accessed on heights, stability and presentation. The 6 pieces represents ambitious heights pursuit, artistic flair, ingenious structure and most importantly team work.
The entry requirements for the Programme are either to have a first degree and a minimum of four years total work experience, or eight years minimum management experience if they do not hold a degree. The majority of the new intake represented MNE along with independent entrepreneurs.
Our July 2016 intake is starting from today, to book a consultation with the admission team, please register your details online at www.mbs-worldwide.ac.cn.