Graduate students enjoy summer programmes at Haas School of Business

Dr John Leung with EMBA students at Intel Headquarters, Santa Clara, California

The College of Business held its annual Advanced Management Programme at Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) in August. The theme of the programme was Innovation and Management.

Dr John Leung, Director of the Executive Master of Business Administration programme, joined 46 students from CB's postgraduate programmes including the DBA, EMBA and MBA.

The programme provided on-campus classes on various topics about global marketing and management operation, with lectures delivered by professors of Haas School of Business. Programme highlights included corporate visits to leading international companies, such as Intel and Google.

Students of the MBA programme have also completed a Residential Summer Programme (RSP) at Haas. The programme's theme was Entrepreneurship & Business Plan Development and ran from late July through early August.

"This was our first Residential-trip with UC Berkeley and the response was overwhelmingly positive," said Professor Kevin Chiang, Director of the MBA Programme.

"Our students really appreciated the opportunity to visit companies in Silicon Valley which is a top destination for entrepreneurship and innovation," he added.

The programme was also a big hit with students.

"A very big thank you to CityUUC Berkeley Residential Summer Programme, it offered me an indispensable training!" said student Deanie Chiu.

"We got to walk in the shoes of startup entrepreneurs and solve potential problems – it was exhilarating!" The 26 students attended classes taught by leading faculty of the Center for Executive Education at the Haas School. They also visited Silicon Valley venture capital firms and other well-known enterprises in San Francisco such as New Avenue Homes, Autodesk, QB3 and Google Inc. The trip concluded with students developing a comprehensive business plan for a realworld business venture.

"The diverse topics covered by the programme added heaps of knowledge that I will use to bring change in my future workplace. I wish this programme had lasted for another week!" added fellow student Saurabh Bhargava.

The annual collaborative programme offers a privileged opportunity for students to widen their global learning experience, to learn from industry experts, and to construct effective discussions with overseas counterparts. MBA students may choose to attend this programme as an elective course – FB6701 MBA Enterprise Diagnostic Residential Trip.

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