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 - Live Virtual 2022

  • Program dates

    1-29 September 2022. Every Tuesday and Thursday

  • Modules
    See below for further module details
  • Fees

    USD 4,500

    Applications referred by CKGSB Global Community - 10% off
    Group fee for 3 participants or more - 5% off
    Early bird applications by 30 April, 2022 - 5% off
    Scholarships are available for non-profit organizations
  • FormatLive virtual
  • Certificate• Participants who successfully complete all modules will receive a CKGSB certificate and become a member of the CKGSB Global Community.
    • Alumni can gain learning hours that count towards your CKGSB alumni status.
  • LanguageEnglish

Program Modules

  • MODULE 1: CHINA'S TRANSFORMING ROLE IN THE WORLD

    Prof. XIANG Bing, Founding Dean, CKGSB

  • MODULE 2: CHINA'S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK IN THE SHIFTING GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN

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

    • The economic analysis of Ukraine War
    • After global inflation, what’s next?
    • The reshaping of the global supply chain
    • China’s economic outlook – CKGSB BCI index
    • Emerging business opportunities
  • MODULE 3: NEW MEDIA AND NEW CONSUMPTION IN CHINA
    • Decentralization: Internet celebrity economy and livestreaming
    • Fragmentation: Brand communication challenges
    • Digital sameness: New directions for marketing
  • MODULE 4: CHINA'S NATIONAL INITIATIVES AND THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT

    Prof. FU Chengyu, Professor of Managerial Practice of Strategy, CKGSB, Former Chairman, SINOPEC

    • Understanding China’s goals: technological breakthrough, green economy, common prosperity
    • Dual circulation and its implications for foreign business
    • The roles and functions of the Chinese government and state-owned enterprises
  • MODULE 5: NAVIGATING CHINA'S FINANCIAL MARKETS

    Prof. OU-YANG Hui, Dean’s Distinguished Chair, Professor of Finance, Associate Dean for Executive MBA Program, CKGSB

    • Macro-level perspectives on China’s financial markets
    • Invest in China: profitability, financialization, regulation
    • Looking ahead: China’s digital currency, China-US relations, block chain and beyond
  • MODULE 6: INNOVATION IN CHINA AND THE FUTURE OF CHINA BUSINESS

    Prof. Edward TSE, Professor of Managerial Practice of Strategy, CKGSB, CEO, Gaofeng Advisory

    • How will the future of China business look like?
    • The Chinese pattern of innovation and dynamics of new industry development
    • A new wave of Chinese innovations
    • Rethink your China strategy for growth in the next decade
  • MODULE 7: DIGITAL-ENABLED BUSINESS MODELS: NEW RETAIL AND NEW MANUFACTURING

    Prof. SUN Tianshu, Professor of Technology and Operations, CKGSB

    • New retail and new manufacturing
    • A comparative view: data/AI-driven business models and organizational innovation in China and the U.S.
  • MODULE 8: CULTURE FUSION: A GUIDE FOR NEW GENERATION GLOBAL LEADERS

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

  • MODULE 9: WINNING IN CHINA: BUSINESS STRATEGY OF MNCs

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

    • New challenges for MNCs: macro-environmental change, market transformation, regulatory changes, and 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
Proposed Faculty & Speakers
  • Chen Ming-jer
    Ming-Jer Chen, Leslie E. Grayson Professor at the Darden School, is a leading authority in strategic management. He is recognized for his pioneering work in competitive dynamics and ambicultural strategy and management. Ming-Jer's corporate outreach experience includes teaching at Darden, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, and Columbia Business School. Corporate clients include Acer, AIG, Alcoa, BOC Gases, CFA Institute, Dover, DuPont, FedEx, Merck, Morgan Stanley, Munich Re, Rolls-Royce, Taiwan Mobile, Tencent, Tshinghua Holdings, United Technologies, and China's State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC). 
  • Edward Tse
    Dr. Edward Tse is founder and CEO, Gao Feng Advisory Company, a founding Governor of Hong Kong Institution for International Finance and Adjunct Professor, School of Business Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has 30 years of strategy and management consulting and senior executive experience, in 20 of which he started and led the China practice of two leading international consulting firms, first as Managing Partner, China for the Boston Consulting Group and later as global Senior Partner as well as Managing Partner and Chairman, Greater China for Booz Allen Hamilton/Booz & Company, having started his strategy consulting career with McKinsey & Company in San Francisco in 1988.
  • Fu Chengyu
    Mr. Fu has over 40 years of experience in the oil & gas industry. He had been Chairman and CEO of CNOOC, Chairman of SINOPEC, member of the 17th the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) and member of the 12th Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a political advisory body in China. He is currently the Board Member of Trustees of the University of Southern California and the member of the Advisory Board of Center for Global Energy Policy (CGEP), Columbia University, member of the board of directors of the school of international strategy of Peking University, vice chairman of the industrial transformation advisory committee of the Internet industry research institute of Tsinghua University and the member of the University council of Shanghai Tech University.
  • 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.
  • Sun Tianshu
    Visiting Professor of Information Systems
    Tianshu Sun is a Visiting Professor of Information Systems at CKGSB. He has been tenured at USC Marshall School of Business, held a joint appointment in Computer Science and been recognized with Robert R. Dockson Named Professorship.

    Tianshu’s research is focused on digital transformation, digital technology, digital platform, and digital economy. Tianshu’s research conducted in collaboration with leading private and public sector organizations addresses how firms and governments can combine data analytics, field experiment, causal inference, machine learning, and economic models to improve business decisions and industry policies. His current research aims to understand 1) the technology, organizational and strategy factors that drive successful digital transformation of enterprises and local economies, 2) how firms and government can facilitate and regulate the use of personal data in the digital economy; 3) how digital platforms can design data-driven interventions to influence social sharing; 4) how organizations can leverage mobile and internet-of-things to integrate E-commerce and offline retail.

    Tianshu has worked closely with a variety of organizations including Facebook, Alibaba and Adobe. Many findings from these studies have been implemented by collaborating organizations.

    Tianshu has given over 80 talks at top universities (Harvard, MIT, Wharton, Chicago, CMU, NYU, etc.) and international conferences, and has over a dozen research papers published in top journals such as Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, QME and Journal of Health Economics. Tianshu’s research has received 16 Best Paper Awards (ICIS, CIST, WITS, INFORMS), and served as the Associate Editors at ISR, Management Science and MISQ. Tianshu has developed a series of new courses on Digital Transformation, Big Data Analytics, and Digital Platforms and was honored with USC Golden Apple Award (for Best Professors).

    Tianshu received his Bachelor in Physics from Nanjing University, and Master in Physics and PhD in Information Systems from University of Maryland.
  • 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.

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