On 22nd April, to connect new students with senior alumni, a Sunday breakfast social was held at the University of Manchester China Centre. The workshop tutor Professor Oswaldo Lorenzoand and more than 10 workshop starters and alumni from different industries such as healthcare, HR, marketing, finance etc presented the mixer. The networking session began at 8:30am, thirty minutes before the workshop to make it convenient and feasible for workshop attendants. While being so early on a weekend morning, alumni arrived on time to spend a quality half hour sharing their experience, answering questions about company, sector and personal journey. The short and yet condensed session provided golden opportunities for GMBA starters to get first-hand feedback from seniors on how the programme would progress and what kind of preparations are recommended to take.
On 22nd April, China Centre Continue Study Club invited Dr. Chen Dafei, previously a visiting scholar at the University of Manchester, to deliver a talk on the very hot topic of short-term challenges and long-term difficulties of China's economic development. More than 70 alumni and students attended the talk. Dr. Chen first analyzed financial risks and structural deleveraging in its logic and method. Then he explored the trade friction between America and China focusing on its cause, confrontation and prospect. He particularly looked at Chinese currency’s exchange rate and call it as a smokeless "currency war". To finish the 3-hour session, Dr. Chen briefed on disappearing demographic dividend and its impact on China's economy. During the Q&A session, alumni expressed their concerns regarding the ongoing Sino-US trade war and relevant impact on them as Chinese residents and businessmen.
The Manchester global part-time MBA attracts executives from world-leading companies, including:
10年中国本土经验 10 years of presence in China
30余名国际化顶尖教研团队 Connect with a team of highly regarded academics
60000名国际校友遍布全球 Global alumni network