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China Immersion Program – China Module of Your EMBA/MBA Programs



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The CKGSB China Immersion Program is designed for high potential MBA/EMBA students from leading business schools around the world. The program is customizable and typically one to two weeks in duration. The program consists of China-oriented courses and company visits that will provide a close-up view of China’s business landscape as well as networking and learning opportunities with peer Chinese executives. It helps the participants gain a deeper understanding of the fast-changing Chinese economy. The program is designed for business leaders interested in China’s economy and management. It can offer the participants:


  • Key success and failure factors in doing business with a changing China
  • Awareness of the challenges faced by foreign companies entering the Chinese market
  • Strategies for selecting local partners and insights on how to overcome cultural differences
  • Integration of China’s procurement and manufacturing base into existing supply chains
  • Potential business opportunities from leading and promising companies in fast-growing China



CKGSB is proud to bring academic rigor and resources to research China by analyzing Chinese culture heritage and the influence of globalization. Our partner institutions enjoy rich coverage on current topics from CKGSB. These topics include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • China’s Transformation & Global Implications
  • Reemergence of China: Causes, Effects and Prospects
  • Modern China’s Growth: Comparison with Major Economies
  • The Latest Financial Reforms and Innovations in China
  • China’s Reforms: its Financial System and Policies
  • Alternative Investment in China
  • Strategies for Entering the Chinese Market: Alliance & Acquisition
  • Strategic Marketing in China
  • Complex Chinese Markets: City Tier Differences
  • Puzzling Chinese Consumers
  • Internet Marketing, Mobile Marketing and Social Network Marketing in China
  • The Future of “Made in China”
  • Supply Chain Management in China
  • New Mindsets of Innovation
  • Strategic Human Resources Management: A Chinese Perspective
  • Organizational Design for Effectiveness and Innovation
  • Leadership and Entrepreneurship: Eastern vs. Western Ways
  • Development in Chinese Financial Markets




We arrange visits to industry-leading companies that will provide close-up views of China’s business landscape. Visits will be customized to meet the partner institution’s academic needs and students’ professional interests. Some of CKGSB's close partners include the following companies:




CKGSB’s alumni group is recognized as one of the most exclusive in China. More than half of our 10,000+ alumni are at the CEO or Chairman level and, collectively, lead one fifth of China’s leading brands. They work across different industries such as financial services and manufacturing, as well as the high-tech, internet and tertiary sectors.


You will be introduced to, and immersed within, a network of some of China’s most successful entrepreneurs, leaders of China’s largest state-owned enterprises and top regional executives at multinational corporations.




CKGSB will take participants to flourishing metropolises and growing second and third tier cities to have a deeper insight of China’s cultural context, social environment and business landscape. Cities and destinations that participants can visit include:


Beijing: China’s Political & Cultural Center

Beijing is a 3,000-year-old city that has been the capital of China for most of the past 600 years. In recent decades, it has gained international importance as a political and economic hub, while retaining a rich historical and cultural heritage.


Shanghai: China’s Financial Center

Shanghai plays an important part in China as its commercial and financial capital.  Shanghai has long been famous for its cultural diversity and modernization since the beginning of the last century. Important financial institutions are also located here, including the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.


Hangzhou: Paradise on Earth

Hangzhou is considered a “Paradise on Earth” and is one of the most beautiful cities in China. You can immerse yourself in Chinese culture by enjoying a cup of green tea in a quiet teahouse beside West Lake, while comparing the differences with the country’s mega cities. Hangzhou is now one of the most advanced cities in e-commerce and e-payments in China, thanks in large part to Alibaba, the world famous e-commerce giant, which has its headquarters in the city.


Shenzhen: City of Innovation

Shenzhen has been the fastest-growing city in China over the past three decades, raising its population to 13 million from just 30,000. Shenzhen is a young, vibrant city famous not only for its traditional manufacturing industry but also the innovation industry.


"CKGSB continues to get stronger and stronger. From the first year that I was here, I’ve experienced a tremendously rewarding and successful relationship, because the faculty members are fabulous and the partnership between our two schools continues to grow and strengthen."


Barbara A. Millar
Assistant Dean, MBA for Executives Program
Darden School of Business, University of Virginia



"I was hugely impressed by the extent to which China has progressed from a planned economy to a market economy and the influence Chinese companies are having on global competition."


Frances Peterson
University of California, Los Angeles



"It has been an enlightening experience and a great opportunity to gather useful insights about the Chinese market. The information will help us a lot to understand better the current opportunities we could have if we decide to enter the Chinese market, the risks and difficulties we could face and how to approach them."


Gabriela Mendoza Rohde
Head of Business Development, Bravofly Rumbo Group



"The CKGSB experience really allows global executives to gain insights on how to succeed in expanding their firms’ presence in this dynamic, re-emerging economy."


Philip Fischer
Darden School of Business, University of Virginia



"I was very impressed with the quality of the program. I have taken a number of courses, and this was a very positive example."


Garett Vassel
Columbia Business School



"I had an excellent experience at CKGSB. I appreciated that the course included a broad introduction to the business environment in China, as well as more in-depth material on current and future trends."


Jeffrey Weekes
Columbia Business School



CKGSB’s campuses in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen offer learning facilities in China’s key business cities, providing students the greatest flexibility in their studies and experience. CKGSB has a dedicated program manager who will work with schools and students to arrange visas, travel and hotel accommodations.



The program’s duration, location and language can be customized to your needs. Further details are available on request.





Tel: +86 10 85378520