Program Overview

China’s pursuit of innovation, shared growth and global cooperation has significant implications for decision-makers worldwide.

As the preeminent school of choice for the most successful business leaders from the region, CKGSB presents the unmissable Cutting-edge Insights from China program for global business leaders, industry disruptors and agenda-setters to keep abreast of China’s strategic development and new market opportunities. Gain actionable insights to fuel your organization’s next phase of growth in the region.

You will emerge from this intensive program with a holistic understanding of the evolving dynamics of the Chinese economy, government policies and geopolitical changes. The program will also address common strategic problems faced by global businesses located in China, as well as growth strategy. At the end of the program, you will be prepared to take your organization to the next level in the region.

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 is the world’s largest manufacturer

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

China procures the largest share of industrial robots in the world

China accounted for the largest share of the top 100 active blockchain patent filers in 2020

China aims to increase the share of non-fossil energy consumption to 80% by 2060

CKGSB unites expertise from the East with deep experience from the West through engaging its world-class faculty members, a large percentage of whom are natives of China and have held tenured or senior positions at top institutions such as Harvard, Wharton and Stanford prior to joining the school.

CKGSB’s professors are uniquely placed to help executives leave the sidelines and benefit from becoming active agents in China’s transformation.

Who should attend

  • C-suite executives who want to understand the business implications of a rapidly transforming China and the RCEP region
  • Organizational leaders who want to act now to take advantage of new opportunities that are emerging in Asia
  • Investors and entrepreneurs seeking in-depth understanding of the of China’s digital transformation and new policy paradigms
  • 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

Past participants’ positions 

  • Chairman
  • Founder
  • CEO
  • Board Director 
  • Managing Director 
  • General Manager, China Senior Vice President 
  • Government & NGO
  • Ambassador to China 
    Member of Parliament 
  • Senior diplomats and government officials 
  • Executive Director

Program Benefits

Gain holistic insights on China’s economy, politics, business, culture and its latest development agenda

Deep-dive into latest Chinese innovations to capitalize on emerging business opportunities

Hone your management expertise through fusing Eastern and Western business thinking

Recharge your China strategy amid ongoing global macro-environmental changes

Access CKGSB’s privileged thought leaders and business networks

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

Program Information - In China 2023

  • Program dates

    15-23 May 2023

  • Locations
    Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shenzhen
  • Fees

    USD 24,000

    Applications referred by CKGSB Global Community - 10% off
    Group fee for 3 participants or more - 5% off
    Early bird applications - 5% off
    Scholarships are available for non-profit organizations
  • FormatIn-person
  • CertificateParticipants who successfully complete all modules will receive a CKGSB certificate and become a member of the CKGSB Global Community, gaining access to insight updates from our faculty, peer exchange and more.
  • LanguageEnglish

Program Modules

  • Module 1: Understanding China and Its Businesspeople

    ZHOU Li, Assistant Dean, CKGSB

    • Chinese history and its importance
    • Civilizational roots of Chinese society
    • Modernization of China
    • Chinese entrepreneurial culture: Huawei as an example
    • Globalization of Chinese businesses: TikTok and E-commmerce
  • Module 2: The Re-emergence of China and Its Economic Outlook

    LI Wei, Professor of Economics, Associate Dean for Asia and Europe, CKGSB

    • Chinese history and its importance
    • Civilizational roots of Chinese society
    • Modernization of China
    • Chinese entrepreneurial culture: Huawei as an example
    • Globalization of Chinese businesses: TikTok and E-commmerce
  • Module 3: New Consumerism and Market Landscape After Covid

    LI Yang, Associate Professor of Marketing, Executive Academic Director for MBA Program and Executive Education Programs, CKGSB

    • A day of Chinese consumers: the ubiquitous Internet
    • Growth Trajectory of China’s Internet Sector
    • Understanding Generation Z
    • Innovative marketing & e-commerce practices in China 
    • Internet celebrity economy
    • Emerging technologies for consumers after the COVID
  • Module 4: Digital-enabled Business Models

    SUN Tianshu, Robert R. Dockson Assistant Professor in Business Administration; Assistant Professor of Data Sciences and Operations,  USC Marshall School of Business

    • Principles of platform design
    • Platform design: network effect, frequency, scope and disintermediation
    • Policy and regulations: competition in China and the U.S.
    • Data/AI-driven models and innovation
  • Module 5: China's National Initiatives and the Role of Government

    Edward TSE, Professor of Managerial Practice of Strategy, CKGSB

    • Understanding China’s goals: Technological breakthrough, green economy, common prosperity
    • How does China work? The roles and functions of the Chinese government
    • How can foreign companies in China respond better to the complex international and domestic environment? 
    • China’s role in the world and implications for business leaders
  • Module 6: Risks and Opportunities in China’s Financial Markets

    OUYANG Hui, Dean’s Distinguished Chair, Professor of Finance, Associate Dean for Executive MBA Program, CKGSB

    • Macro-level perspectives on China’s financial markets
    • China’s financial pulse-check: GDP growth, housing, savings, incomes etc. 
    • Stock market, leverage, investment and financing
    • Profitability, financialization, regulation
    • Looking ahead: China’s digital currency, China-US relations, blockchain and beyond
  • Module 7: Winning in China: Business Strategy of MNCs

    TENG Bingsheng, Professor of Strategic Management, Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs, CKGSB

    • China and the World: Domestic Economy, Foreign Investment and Future Prospects
    • New Challenges for MNCs: Market Transformation, Regulatory Changes, the End of ‘Cheap China’
    • Entry Strategies: the New Middle Class, Emergence of New Cities, Driving Innovation
    • Policy focus: Foreign Investment, IP and Data Protection, Industrial Policies
  • Module 8: Culture Fusion: A Guide for New Generation Global Leaders

    Ming-Jer CHEN, Leslie E. Grayson Professor of Business Administration, UVA Darden School of Business

    • China and the World: Domestic Economy, Foreign Investment and Future Prospects
    • New Challenges for MNCs: Market Transformation, Regulatory Changes, the End of ‘Cheap China’
    • Entry Strategies: the New Middle Class, Emergence of New Cities, Driving Innovation
    • Policy focus: Foreign Investment, IP and Data Protection, Industrial Policies
  • Module 9: China's Forthcoming Transformation and the Role of Common Prosperity

    XIANG Bing, Founding Dean, CKGSB

    • Achievements of China’s Reform and Opening-up since 1978 
    • Factors for China’s success and outlook for the ‘Chinese Way’
    • China’s economic prospects: opportunities, challenges, new policies and initiatives
    • In search of future economic development models and the pathways to ‘Common Prosperity’
Proposed Faculty & Speakers
  • LI Wei
    Professor of Economics
    Associate Dean for CKGSB Asia & Europe

    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.

  • LI Yang
    Associate Professor of Marketing
    Academic Director for Integrated MBA
    Dr. Li is Associate Professor of Marketing at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. He received a Ph.D. in Marketing from Columbia University, a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University, and a B.S. in Electronics from Peking University. 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, Marketing Science, and Journal of Marketing Research. At CKGSB, Dr. Li teaches marketing management to MBAs, EMBAs and Executive Education. He has also consulted for Tencent, Baidu and Yonghui Groups, and currently holds a US patent.
  • OUYANG Hui
    Dean's Distinguished Chair Professor of Finance
    Associate Dean for EMBA
    Former MD at UBS and Nomura Securities
    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.
  • TENG Bingsheng
    Professor of Strategic Management
    Associate Dean for EE
    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.
  • XIANG Bing
    Founding Dean, CKGSB

    Professor of China Business and Globalization
    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
    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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