Posted by Christine Ferrell, staff member for UNC Kenan-Flagler’s global OneMBA Program. Content compiled from tweets from @gOldf1nga, Alan Golding, Class of 2012, representing the first five days of the Asia Residency. Two more days until completion!
I continue to be amazed by the rich real time information we can all disseminate through sites like Twitter. Nearly 10,000 miles (or 15,000 kilometers for our OneMBA partner schools) away, our students are taking to social media to share their experience during the Asia Residency.
Below, I’m sharing — in chronological order — Alan Golding’s tweets. When read in sequence, they paid a visit picture of the experience thus far. The students will wrap-up the residency on Saturday, May 19 and return to their home schools to graduate. Congratulations! Continue reading »
Posted by Sarah Perez, Executive Director of the MBA for Executives Programs at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Sarah is attending the 2012 OneMBA Asia Residency.
The OneMBA Asia Residency is an incredibly intense seven-day academic and cultural experience starting in India and ending in Hong Kong. Many students arrived early and spent time exploring, with groups going to the Taj Mahal or to Dubai. After several months apart, they were excited (and jet lagged!) and happy to see each other and complete the journey they first began nearly two years ago. Continue reading »
The following article was originally written by Vincent Bevins and was published in The Financial Times. You can find an original copy of the article here.
A new world of opportunities: Getting BRICs experience on your MBA is a good way to future-proof your career.
The following article was originally written by Matt Symonds and was printed in The Independant on April 7, 2011. You can find an original copy of the article here.
If anyone really doubted whether economic power is slowly shifting from its traditional base in the West to the emerging powers of the East, all they need to do is consult the results of the latest Global Snapshot research from the recruitment specialist Antal. According to their recent survey of over 14,000 employers around the world, 81 per cent of companies in India and 71 per cent in China are planning to hire at the professional or managerial level in the coming quarter, in comparison to just 55 per cent in France, 33 per cent in Spain and 31 per cent in Germany.
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The following article was originally written by Matt Symbonds and was published in the Forbes blog on February 2011 . You can find an original copy of the article here.
Doing business in China relies on more than an optimistic message in a fortune cookie.
A few weeks back I was talking to the CEO of a British company which has had a very successful operation in China for several years, but which recently almost ran into serious trouble. The problem stemmed from the appointment of a new local manager, who, despite ticking all the boxes in terms of experience and capabilities, rapidly ran the business into the ground. My contact and his fellow directors flew back and forth between China and the UK in an effort to turn things around, but could not get a clear understanding of what was going wrong. In the end a Chinese friend took the CEO to one side and explained the problem – the manager had a brother.
OneMBA multicultural groups mirror the diverse nature of today’s business environment
The following article was published January 16, 2010 in the South China Morning Post.
With its main aim of training executives to be global business leaders, the OneMBA Global Executive MBA programme, offered by Chinese University, features four intensive one-week overseas study sessions. These global residencies are hosted by the institution’s partner universities. Continue reading »
OneMBA: A Study in Cultivating a Global Mindset
The following article was published in the Summer 2009 issue of MBA Innovation, a publication of the MBA Roundtable.
By Bethanie Anderson
Over the past three years, the percentage of cross-continent programs in the Financial Times executive MBA ranking has nearly doubled. During the same three-year period, the number of GMAT tests taken in the US has increased by 13%—while the number has increased by 40% in East and Southeast Asia, 152% in Central and South Asia, 43% in Eastern Europe, and 38% in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America.