Program Overview

The rise of China has significant implications on the global economy. Cutting-edge Insights from China is designed to help global policy makers and business executives stay ahead of the curve through developing a holistic understanding of the disruptive transformation of the Chinese economy.


China has the world’s largest middle-class population, which is expected to reach 550 million by 2022

China is the world’s largest growing digital economy

China has the world’s largest manufacturing output

China is the world’s largest recipient of foreign direct investment

China is the only major economy that achieved positive growth in 2020

China has fostered more than 200 of the world's known unicorns

Who should attend

  • C-suite executives who wish to reshape their global strategies in light of China’s transformation
  • Investors and entrepreneurs seeking in-depth understanding of the global implications of China’s digital transformation
  • Business leaders intending to enhance their management skills through combining Eastern and Western thinking
  • Business executives looking to grow meaningful networks in China
  • Senior diplomats and government officials working on business relations with China

Program Benefits

Gain a multifaceted view of China through systematic knowledge of China’s economy, politics and culture

Learn about China’s technological advancements and innovative business models

Understand key factors of success for doing business in and with China

Meet academics and business leaders through CKGSB's unparalleled business network

We all know that China is an exciting proposition for any business in growth mode. Understanding China business is very crucial for me, not only because I am assisting ADGM’s team in the development of our China office strategy, but it is important for me in my current job as well as in future opportunities to understand the Chinese mindset and how to leverage it.

Mariam Al Mansoori

Strategy Director of Abu Dhabi Global Market

When I was at Harvard Business School, 90% of my classmates worked at large companies, so their goal was to get promoted or get a better salary. As compared to HBS, where I was doing mostly case studies, CKGSB is unique in that it’s mostly for entrepreneurs to learn practical and real skillsets that they can apply to their business immediately. It’s experiential.

Joel Neoh Eu-Jin

Founder, Fave Asia

The past few days have been an amazing learning experience for me, from the leading faculty to the insightful course content. The class mix and dynamics also stand out to me. The unique backgrounds and experiences of the participants bring a truly global perspective.

Rafael Russo

Senior executive from Google Brazil

CKGSB’s approach is really new to me. We did not just learn content or business concepts by definition, in stead professors explained what was happening in China through multiple lenses, so that we could easily understand how and why certain factors affect the Chinese economy.

Joan Elangovan

Executive Director of Asia Pacific Centre of Vancouver Economic Commission

Basic Program Information

  • Program date

    August 19 – September 29, 2021

  • Effort

    6 Weeks (Every Tues. and Wed.)

    19:00 -21:00 China Time (GMT +8)
  • Fees

    USD4,500, USD2,250 (module)

  • FormatOnline LIVE
  • CertificateParticipants who successfully complete all modules will receive a CKGSB certificate and become a member of the CKGSB International Community
  • LanguageEnglish

Program Curriculum

  • Program Kick-Off

    China’s Transformation and Its Global Implications

  • Module 1: Digital Transformation in China

    Learn about the latest business applications of new technologies (e.g. AI, big data and the IoT) in China and their global implications.

    • Digital Frontiers in China  
    • AI-Powered Marketing and Retail
    • Intelligent Manufacturing & Logistics
    • Digitally Enabled Business Models
    • AI and Fintech in China
  • Module 2: Doing Business in China and with China

    Understand today’s China from a historical and global perspective; gain a close-up view of how foreign companies can work with local partners to achieve business growth domestically and globally through real life case studies.

    • Get to Know Today’s China from a Historical and Global Perspective
    • The Re-emergence of China and Its Economic Outlook
    • China’s Political System and Its Impact on Business Decision Making
    • China’s National Initiatives and the Role of SOEs
    • China’s Financial Markets: Risks and Opportunities 
    • Strategies of Foreign Companies in China
Proposed Faculty & Speakers
  • FU Chengyu
    Professor of Management Practice of Governance and Innovations at Large Corporations

    China’s Political System and Its Impact on Business Decision Making

    China’s National Initiatives and the Role of SOEs
    Professor Fu Chengyu is well-recognized business leader in the global oil and gas industry. Prior to joining CKGSB, he was the CEO and Secretary of the Leading Party Member’s Group of CNOOC, and the Chairman and Secretary of the Leading Party Member’s Group of Sinopec. Prof. Fu has won numerous awards, including “Asian Oil & Gas Industry’s CEO of 2004”, “China Economic Person of the Year” by CCTV, “The 14 Most Important People of the Year” by The Times in 2005, and “Most Influential Business Leader in China” by Fortune Magazine in 2008. He was also among “The 50 World Business Persons of the Year” by Fortune in 2011 and 2012, and was named “The 12 Most Noteworthy Business Leaders in the World” by The Wall Street Journal in 2012. He was also recognized as an “Excellent Practitioner on Environment and Development” by the UN Environment Program, and a “South-South and Triangular Cooperation Champion 2013” by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation.
  • OUYANG Hui
    Dean's Distinguished Chair Professor of Finance
    Associate Dean for EMBA
    Former MD at UBS and Nomura Securities

    China's Financial Markets: Risks and Opportunities
    Professor Ou-Yang’s academic research focuses on the development of asset pricing and corporate finance models. Before joining CKGSB, he 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, and received the Best Paper Award from the Society of Quantitative Analysts in 2005 for a research study co-authored with Prof. Henry Cao.
  • LI Wei
    Professor of Economics
    Associate Dean for CKGSB Asia & Europe

    The Re-emergence of China and Its Economic Outlook
    Professor Li Wei formerly served as a professor at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. Previously, Professor Li was a research associate at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Studies and taught at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. A renowned expert in China’s economy and business landscape, his work has been published in prominent academic journals and books, and some of his research results have also been featured in Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and on CNNfn (CNN Money) and Bloomberg TV. He has extensive consulting experience with multinational firms, Chinese firms, and the World Bank. Professor Li also leads the Case Center at CKGSB, which generates hundreds of original cases drawn from successful and innovative companies, such as SenseTime and TSMC.
  • SUN Baohong
    Dean's Distinguished Chair Professor of Marketing
    Director of the CIM Center
    Associate Dean for CKGSB Americas

    AI-Powered Marketing and Retail
    Professor Sun was formerly the Carnegie Bosch Professor of Marketing at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, and the Journal of Marketing. Her extensive consulting experience includes work with major corporations including Bosch, John Deere, IBM and WPP. An active contributor to media discussions on current business issues, Professor Sun’s research has been cited in The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time and Bloomberg, among others.
  • SUN Tianshu
    Visiting Professor at CKGSB
    Robert R. Dockson Assistant Professor in Business Administration and
    Assistant Professor of Data Sciences and Operations at the
    USC Marshall School of Business

    AI and Fintech in China/Digital-enabled Business Models
    Professor Tianshu Sun's research conducted in collaboration with leading private and public sector platforms addresses how firms can use large-scale field experiments in conjunction with big data to improve business decisions. Professor Sun has worked closely with a variety of organizations including Facebook and Alibaba. Many findings from his studies have been implemented by collaborating organizations. Professor Sun’s research has received nine Best Paper Awards (ICIS, CIST, WITS, INFORMS), and has been supported by grants from Adobe and the Marketing Science Institute.
  • TENG Bingsheng
    Professor of Strategic Management
    Associate Dean for EE

    Strategies of Foreign Companies in China
    Professor Teng formerly served as a tenured Professor of Strategic Management at George Washington University (GWU), where he was a doctoral advisor and lead professor of the departmental doctoral program. Teng has published over 20 articles in academic journals, including the Academy of Management Review and Organization Science. His research has been included in most textbooks on strategic management. A renowned expert in strategic alliances, he has been interviewed by media such as The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. His areas of expertise include Chinese firms' global strategies, entrepreneurship and innovation, M&As, strategic alliances and strategic management.
  • Edward TSE
    Professor of Managerial Practice in Strategy

    Digital Frontiers in China
    Professor Tse is also the founder and CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company, a global strategy and management consulting firm with roots in Greater China.
  • XIANG Bing
    Founding Dean, CKGSB

    Professor of China Business and Globalization

    China's Transformation and Its Global Implications
    Dean Xiang is a leading expert on China’s economic and business environment, as well as the globalization of Chinese companies and the global impact of China's transformation. His research interests include state and business relations, the reform of state-owned enterprises, the role of the private sector in China, as well as innovations and economic disruptions in China. He is an independent board member for a number of listed companies in Hong Kong, mainland China and the U.S. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Asia House (UK), a member of the International Advisory Council of Fundação Dom Cabral (Brazil), a Counselor for the One Young World Summit (Germany), and was formerly the Co-Chair of a Ditchley Foundation conference, "China and the West" in 2018.
  • ZHOU Li
    Assistant Dean, CKGSB

    Get to Know Today's China from a Historical and Global Perspective
    Prior to joining CKGSB, Assistant Dean Zhou worked in the corporate world for more than 20 years at various positions, including as a CEO in telecom, IT, investment and consulting companies in Canada, Hong Kong and mainland China. Before joining the corporate world, he developed and taught international business management courses at Renmin University in China as early as the mid-1980s, and was awarded the ‘Best Teacher Prize’. Assistant Dean Zhou received his bachelor’s degree in economics at Renmin University, and his MBA at McGill University in Canada.

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