Cultural sensitivity and effective networking skills are commonly considered necessities for the executive wishing to operate effectively in Asia. True though this may be, as enterprises grow and business becomes globalized, Asian executives require increasingly modern management skills. Our BBA, MBA, MBA in Shanghai (with Fudan University) and EMBA programmes continuously integrate the different aspects of Pacific Asia's rapidly evolving business landscape and are designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the key aspects of the field of management. We teach them to apply this knowledge in different functional areas of management, and to integrate it with practice. To do so we make use of several key elements:
Use of indigenous Asian teaching materials.
Asian Case Research Centre has assumed a leading role in developing Asian business cases that are distributed worldwide.
Exchange programmes and international links.
Students are exposed to a global perspective when they participate in our exchange programmes with major international universities or attend summer workshops taught by visiting faculty members from leading institutions abroad. Students from our partner institutions in, for example, Mainland China, Europe, North America, and Japan also come to Hong Kong to take courses at the School of Business, further contributing to a rich and stimulating environment.
Most of our classes are conducted in workshops and seminars of twenty to forty students. Undergraduates also benefit from other non-academic enhancement programmes such as:
- Our School's mentorship scheme that encourages quality interaction between students and staff in an informal nonclassroom setting
- A leadership development programme conducted in co-operation with leading multinational executive training consultants, designed to foster fundamental leadership skills and to bring out individual potential
- A university mentorship programme aimed at building supportive mentoring relationships between our students, alumni, and friends of the university
- The Intensified Learning Opportunity Programme (ILOP), which engages outstanding students in experiential learning activities designed to contribute to their personal, interpersonal, and social development.
Business Leaders Speaker Series.
Inaugurated to bring businesspeople to the classroom as visiting lecturers, this series exposes students to professionals who provide first-hand, cutting-edge information about their own business operations. All these elements come together to form a comprehensive and challenging programme that allows students to refine their analytical powers, develop interpersonal and communication skills, and acquire the necessary regional and global knowledge and the network of contacts to become leaders in their field. Most important, our programme teaches students to become life-long learners so that they can hone new skills and remain flexible and receptive as the landscape of the Asian business world continues to evolve.