CKGSB alumnus Sir Tom Hunter discusses the importance of China to business education and Britain’s economic future.
CKGSB alumnus Sir Tom Hunter discusses the importance of China to business education and Britain’s economic future:
China was definitely missing from my education. It wasn’t until I specifically took the time to learn that I realised the gaps in my knowledge. Even though I saw huge potential with China, I didn’t have the knowledge and networks to understand how to take advantage of it.
The UK needs its people to gain a similar perspective. That’s why I teamed up with the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, China’s world class business school, to launch the CKGSB-Hunter Scholars Programme – giving high potential entrepreneurs the opportunity to benefit from world-class MBA education drawing on the best learning from the West and the East. As the Chinese proverb goes: it’s a small step in a 1000-mile journey.
Our first Hunter Scholars are already reaping the benefits of the programme. But we all need to go further, starting with a change in perspective and priorities. By 2020, it would be great to see the majority of UK business graduates having conducted work experience in China during their studies, and coming into the workplace with a real understanding how to do business in the East.
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