25 Global Accelerated MBA delegates from Manchester, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong attended their second residential workshops - OCV and S&C from 7-10 Sept in Shanghai.
During their workshop, China Centre and AMBS alumni office jointly organised executive talk by Mr. Phil Roebuck, executive director of the British Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai. Phil gave students a brilliant talk about the challenges and opportunities in China, introduced nowadays China society background and expanded on company business strategies and plans in China. About 20 delegates joined this talk and showed strong interest in doing business in China and had enthusiastic interaction with the speaker.
On 13th September, some delegates visited VOITH in Shanghai Xinzhuang Industry Park. The company visit was organised by the students and facilitated by the Centre. Ms. Sherry Fu, China Centre director joined the group for the visit. Mr. Hongguo Chen, Vice President of VOITH Turbo Asia Pacific introduced the company and engaged students in heated discussion on market trend of localization and how to maintain the standard of quality when lowering the price to compete.
Throughout the office tour followed by a peek into the plant site, students constantly related newly learnt concepts from the very recent workshop of Strategy and Competition to VOITH’s global roadmap and were delighted to bring textbooks to life.
During the course of study, an informal alumni networking mixer was held on Saturday night at The House of Rosevelt Sky Bar where these GAMBA delegates got the opportunity to be connected with Shanghai based AMBS Global MBA students and alumni.