China

Niladri Gupta, Lancaster University Management School

Niladri Gupta was part of a small team from Lancaster University Management School which took part in a UK-China entrepreneurship competition. Over a period of a few months the team learnt a great deal, especially how to tackle cultural issues between the markets of the UK and China Read more

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

Andrew Radin has one word of advice for students considering studying a language while doing their MBA: Don’t. Read more

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

After nine months of planning and recruiting, this past weekend my colleagues at MIT Chief and I finally hosted the 3rd Annual MIT-China Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (MIT-Chief)Read more

Nicole Hawkins, Fuqua School of Business

Part of an MBA programmes focuses on doing business in leading economies. Nicole took advantage of an exchange trip to travel to Beijing to see at first hand how business operates in China Read more

James Doherty, Esade Business School

Cultural differences come from many different directions and the more subtle ones can be the hardest to overcome Read more

Diana Mak, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

Studying for an MBA in China gives students the opportunity to learn about the business environment and culture first hand. Read more

Diana Mak, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

The end of the MBA programme is drawing closer, but there remains the written thesis to complete  Read more

Wesley Cole, Cass Business School

With a long summer break it is easy to become distracted and postpone coursework and reading assignments, but there is always a day of reckoning Read more

Karenina Loayza, MBA Cass Business School

An MBA trip to China has been a highlight of the programme and fuelled one student’s curiousity to learn more about the country  Read more

Noel Hanssens, University of Hong Kong

Although formal classes have yet to begin life is already busy for one MBA blogger as Mandarin classes and cultural visits take up much of his time  Read more

Wesley Cole, Cass Business School

International visits give MBA students the opportunity to experiences different cultures and different ways of doing business Read more

Thomas Gatley, Tsinghua University School of Economics & Management

There are many perils inherent in generalising from the particular, nowhere more so than in China. Read more

Alanna Petroff, Saïd Oxford

The end of term break provides a much-needed rest for students and the opportunity to visit far-flung places Read more

Barbara O'Beirne, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business

I’ve been trying to think of words that would adequately describe our study trip to China and most fall short – fascinating, amazing, mind-bending – these words together start to paint a picture of our week long trip to businesses in Shanghai and Beijing. But above all else it was great fun. Read more

Barbara O'Beirne, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business

An international study trip gives students the opportunity to experience a different culture  Read more

Vladimir Vano, WU and Carlson

“Day without a change is day when one is dead” sums up the attitude of never ending striving for improvement and progress in China.

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Vladimir Vano, WU and Carlson

An international residency offers the opportunity for a more global perspective  Read more

Thomas Gatley, Tsinghua University School of Economics & Management

Regardless of the class, be it leadership, managerial thinking or microeconomics, the same question is posed again and again in a variety of guises: “But is it true/does it work/will it be that way in China?” Read more

Gleana Albritton, Vlerick Leuven Gent

My trip to China and the impact it had on me personally is tough to put into words, but I’ll try to for the sake of this blog. Read more

Nathaniel Lang, Kellogg School of Management

GIM China class of 2009

GIM China class of 2009

Picture this, an American from Cleveland, an Asian Indian American, a student from Poland and myself trying to agree on a research topic on China. That is our challenge over the next few weeks as we start our Global Initiatives in Management (GIM): China class.

GIM is a very popular course at Kellogg with more than 400 students participating last year and involves in-depth study of a country. Students can choose from one of 8 countries or regions that have a GIM class.

Students collaborate with faculty advisors to design a ten-week curriculum on the chosen country. The curriculum is taught in class and includes guest speakers. For GIM China we will study topics such as economics, health care reform, consumerism, culture and many more. Read more