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July 23 – August 6, 2017  |  Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH; and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, New York, NY

 

Designed for outstanding high school students who want to excel at US colleges and universities.

 

 

Road to the Ivy League: US Immersion Program is designed for high-achieving students who want to pursue admission to US colleges and universities and seek the skills and knowledge necessary to excel during their four-year studies.

 

This unique program offers rigorous coursework in business analytics, economics, finance, accounting, and marketing with world-leading faculty from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, a member of the Ivy League, combined with transformative out-of-classroom experiences and career development to hone students’ leadership potential within the US educational model.

 

Students will get a deep dive into campus life as an undergraduate at a liberal arts Ivy League institution on a rural college campus in New Hampshire before traveling to New York City where they’ll be exposed to an urban campus amongst a rich array of professional and cultural experiences.

 

Program Fee: $12,500 (US) - Includes tuition, books, meals, and accommodations.

 

  • 20% tuition discount from full tuition price for applicants whose parents are CKGSB, Dartmouth, and Tuck alumni.
  • 50% tuition discount from full tuition price for the second sibling of the same family

 

Application Deadlines

April 15 – Priority Consideration

June 15 – Final Deadline

 

To inquire about the program, please contact:

Alan Chen I Director of CKGSB (Americas) I Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

601 Lexington Ave. 26th Fl. I New York, NY 10022 | Tel: +1 646-627-7735 | Fax: +1 646-627-7743 | alanchen@ckgsb.edu.cn

 

 

 

 

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JULY 23

 

Students may either:

 

  • Arrange their own transportation to Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts (arriving between 8:30am and 12:00pm EST). They will be met by program staff and will travel via the Dartmouth Coach to New Hampshire.
  • Arrange their own transportation to the CKGSB offices in New York City (601 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY) by 11:30am EST. They will be met by program staff and at noon will travel via a chartered bus to New Hampshire.

Both buses will be met in New Hampshire by program staff and students will be escorted to their residence hall.

 

 

 

JULY 23-29

 

Week 1: Foundations of Business Analytics and the US College Experience

 

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

 

The first week introduces students to essential business terms, tools, and skills. They will learn about Managerial Economics, Financial Accounting, Competitive Markets, Profitability, and Business Modeling. Students will also be introduced to cutting edge technologies, and new methodologies for analyzing and solving today’s most complex, global challenges. Participants will live in a Dartmouth undergraduate residence and have the opportunity to engage with the Dartmouth community during their immersion.

 

 

JULY 29

 

Students will travel via the Dartmouth Coach to New York, NY, and will be met there by CKGSB employees.

 

 

JULY 29 – AUGUST 6

 

Week 2: Foundations of Marketing and Developing Personal and Team Leadership

 

CKGSB Americas, New York City, New York, USA

 

In the second week of the program students travel to New York to take advantage of the opportunity to visit top corporations, learn marketing principles, study successful models of leadership and explore their own personal leadership style while learning how to contribute within diverse teams. Classroom learning is enhanced by interactive educational field trips.

 

During the two weeks, students will be given an individual project to learn how to best present themselves in the admissions process. They’ll also participate in mock-interviews and receive feedback from faculty and academic professionals.

 

What will a typical day be like in the Road to the Ivy League Program?

 

Each day of the program is uniquely designed to provide students a full day of learning in and out of the classroom. Here’s a sample daily schedule:

 

07:30AM   Wake up, head to breakfast in Dining Hall
09:00AM   Managerial Economics class
12:00PM   Lunch
01:00PM   Resume and Admission Essay workshop
03:00PM   Learning to Look: Hood Museum of Art workshop
05:00PM   Free time
06:00PM   Barbeque Dinner with Dartmouth College Students
07:30PM   Fireside Discussion with Dartmouth Faculty and Students
09:30PM   Return to Dorm; prepare for the next day

 

CKGSB Faculty

 

Li Yang is Associate Professor of Marketing at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. He received his PhD from Columbia Business School and had taught undergraduate and MBA classes before coming back to China. His research focuses on big data marketing analytics, with emphases related to pricing, consumer choice, and competitive strategy. Professor Li has published on leading academic journals such as Management Science and Journal of Marketing Research, and reviewed for Operations Research and Management Science. At CKGSB, Dr Li teaches marketing management, marketing research, managerial statistics for MBAs and big data marketing, internet marketing for Executive Education. Prior to joining business academia, Dr Li had earned a bachelor degree in electronics science from Peking University, a master degree in biomedical engineering from Columbia University, and had worked for United Nations in New York. He consulted for Tencent, Baidu and Yonghui Groups, and currently holds a US patent.

 

 

Mary Wadsworth Darby is the Chief Representative of CKGSB Americas. Mary helps identify CKGSB Americas strategic initiatives and build brand awareness in both North and South America. She works closely with all the CKGSB offices to strengthen cross marketing and program development. Mary also works with CKGSB partnering schools and other key relationships to identify new business and opportunities for collaboration in response to changes in market dynamics and trade and capital flows.

 

Previously, Mary worked for Morgan Stanley in Firm Management and headed the Asia and China Desks. She moved to HK and headed Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) in Hong Kong and developed the first institutional sales initiative with Chinese financial entities. At Morgan Stanley she also created and ran a series of educational programs for the fixed income division and other departments with a focus on China.

 

Mary has worked extensively in China and Asia for more than 25 years. She founded Peridot Asia Advisors, a strategic transactions advisory firm. She has substantial experience negotiating market entry strategies over a broad range of industries, as well as with Chinese financial institutions, state-owned enterprises, regulatory authorities and other government entities responsible for regulating and supervising the insurance and banking industries. Her background also includes serving as Executive Director of the America-China Society, a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of US-China relations chaired by former US Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and the late Cyrus Vance.

 

Mary earned her BA degree from Princeton University. A fluent Mandarin speaker, she also holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MIA from Columbia School of International and Public Affairs. She is the Chair of the Hong Kong Association of New York; serves as a Senior Professional Fellow at the Chazen Institute at Columbia Business School; a Trustee of Concord Academy; and was for many years a Trustee of Princeton-in-Asia. She serves as an Independent Director of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC, USA). She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

 

 

Ou-Yang Hui is the Dean’s Distinguished Chair Professor of Finance at CKGSB. He also serves as the academic director for the Finance MBA and EMBA. His academic research focuses on the development of asset pricing and corporate finance models. He had previously served as an associate professor at Duke University and an assistant professor at UNC-Chapel Hill. Prof Ou-Yang was voted the best teacher by Duke’s Global EMBA Class of 2004. He won the Barclays Global Investors/Michael Brennan Runner-Up Award for the best paper published in the Review of Financial Studies in 2003 as well as the best paper award (joint with Henry Cao) presented by the Society of Quantitative Analysts in 2005.

 

 

Tuck Faculty

 

Joseph J. Gerakos is an Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He studies markets for financial services and is currently conducting research on competition in the audit market and the performance of the asset management industry. He teaches Managerial Accounting. His areas of expertise are financial reporting, asset pricing and industrial organization. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his AB at Dartmouth College.

 

 

Peter N. Golder is a Professor of Marketing at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He teaches the marketing core course and an elective course in Global Marketing. His research on market entry timing, new products, long-term market leadership, and quality has won many best paper or best book awards including several of the most prestigious awards in the field. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and his BS from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

Joseph M. Hall is a Visiting Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. His areas of expertise are operations strategy and service operations management. His current research topics include: tension between art and science in business process management; value of operational focus; interactions of capacity choices; customer service; and customer retention. He received his PhD from Stanford University, his MBA from the University of Washington, and his BS from the California Institute of Technology.

 

 

Punam Anand Keller is the Associate Dean for Innovation and Growth and the Charles Henry Jones Third Century Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. She is an expert in consumer information processing and choice behavior. Her current research—supported by the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control, and the National Endowment for Financial Education—focuses on designing and implementing consumer communication programs. She teaches the Social Marketing elective. She received her PhD from Northwestern University, her MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Insitute of Management Studies, and her BA from Bombay University.

 

 

Adam M. Kleinbaum is an Associate Professor in the Strategy and Management area at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He teaches a core MBA course in organizational behavior, an elective seminar on social networks, and a Global Insight Expedition to Israel. He received his DBA and his AB from Harvard University.

 

 

 

 

Anant K. Sundaram is a Visiting Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He teaches Corporate Valuation and Business and Climate Change at Tuck. His areas of expertise are business valuation, M&A, corporate governance, and financial strategies for profitable growth. He received his PhD from Yale University, his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, and his BSc and MSc from Madras Christian College.

 

 

 

 

Experiential Learning

Participants will tackle the FDNY Firefighter for a Day Team Challenge. This unique day will involve various drills in which teams are required to work together as they enter the world of emergency response. Participants will enhance their teamwork and problem-solving skills, particularly: trust building, communication, performance under pressure and adaptability in the face of new situations.

 

Image Courtesy of FDNYFoundation.org

 

Ivy League School Tours

Participants will meet with admission officers and network with alumni while touring the campuses of the following Ivy League schools:

 

  • Dartmouth College
  • Columbia University
  • Princeton University

Cultural Immersion

Students will get a deep dive into campus life as an undergraduate at a liberal arts Ivy League institution on a rural college campus in New Hampshire before traveling to New York City where they’ll be exposed to an urban campus amongst a rich array of professional and cultural experiences.

 

 

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) engages professors who are both global authorities and thought leaders to illuminate the issues most pertinent to promising youth. CKGSB excels in its expertise in developing leadership skills, innovative focus and network that young students will need to succeed in a globalized world, where China is an important player.

 

 


 

 

 

Dartmouth and its Tuck School of Business are recognized near and far for the strength of their commitment to delivering a strong undergraduate foundation and programs that help students develop the skills to jumpstart their careers in a variety of fields – financial services, engineering, medical, technology companies, and more.

 

Why Choose Road to the Ivy League?

 

Competition for admission to top universities in the US is at an all-time high with more than 600,000 students from Asia enrolling in 2015-2016. At the Road to the Ivy League Program students will learn how to articulate what differentiates them from their peers and what would make them a valuable addition to an institution.

 

Many international students struggle to acclimate to life in the US and miss out on valuable opportunities such as internships and leadership positions. Through this program, students will learn what to expect on campus, how to build positive relationships with faculty, and will be prepared to thrive and not just survive at a US institution.

 

 

Who Should Attend Road to the Ivy League?

 

Ideal participants will have completed at least one year of high school, but not more than one year of university. Participants should be able to understand and speak conversational and academic/business/professional English well, and be near proficient in reading and writing at their grade level.

 

 

What Are the Key Benefits of Attending the Road to the Ivy League US Immersion Program?

 

  • Exposure to the US educational model through rigorous coursework in business analytics with world-leading faculty from CKGSB and Dartmouth
  • Transformative out-of-classroom experiences and career development
  • A deep dive into Ivy League college campus life at Dartmouth
  • A rich array of professional and cultural experiences in New York City at CKGSB Americas’ urban campus
  • One-on-one in-depth guidance on the admissions process for top US colleges and universities
  • Feedback from faculty and academic professionals on mock interviews

 

Alan Chen

Director of CKGSB (Americas)
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
601 Lexington Ave. 26th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Tel: +1 646-627-7735
Cell: +1 646-642-2683
Fax: +1 646-627-7743
Email: alanchen@ckgsb.edu.cn

 

Applic​ation Deadlines

 

April 15 – Priority Consideration

June 15 – Final Deadline

 

 

Visa Information for International Students

 

International applicants coming from outside the US must secure a US visa at least 3 weeks before the start of the program. If unable to do so, admission will be deferred to the following program session. US visa eligibility forms will be made available to all accepted international students. These forms cannot be processed until the student has paid his/her enrollment deposit. Verification of financial support is required for all enrolling international students. Tuck provides assistance in facilitating the US visa process through the Dartmouth Office of Visa and Immigration Services (OVIS). Please visit the OVIS website for further details.

 

International students should be aware that participation in the Road to the Ivy League does not constitute the basis for securing a student visa. Past participants have had success in obtaining Visitor (B) visas to participate in our program because the program comprises a short recreational course of study and is not for credit toward a degree. Information on the US Department of State’s policy on short periods of recreational study is available at http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit/visitor.html.

 

 

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Please read the application instructions before submitting your application.

 

 

The “Road to the Ivy League: U.S. Immersion Program” is designed for educational and informational purposes only. Participation in the program neither constitutes endorsement of participants nor guarantees participants preference or advantage for admission to any institution of higher education.