Manchester Global Part-time MBA July 2017 Intake Induction in Shanghai

Published on 2017-07-07

On 5th July 2017, the new intake of Manchester Global MBA students received a warm welcome to start their 2-year MBA journey at China Centre, Shanghai.

The induction session was hosted by Ms. Sherry Fu, UoM China Centre Director. Joining Sherry were Dr, JiyaoXun, Associate MBA Director and members of the student support team. The cohort comprised of students coming from diverse backgrounds, including finance, pharmaceutical, tele-communication, manufacturing and consulting. The 24 months programme will further transform these experienced professionals and assist them in achieving their next career goals.

As a mature internationally reputable MBA programme, the Manchester Global MBA programme attracts students of different nationalities and from various regions, including students from the UK, the Netherlands, South Korea, Malaysia and regions in China such as Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Wuhan and etc. On average, the students share 8-15 years’ of experience among them. Many of them come from multi-national companies, such as AstraZeneca, Unilever, SAP, Henkel, Siemens and so on.

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Dr. Jiyao Xun address the students

Manchester Business School China Centre was first established in 2008. It will celebrate its 10th anniversary next year. On 25th September 2016, the Centre was officially reopened as UoM China Centre by Professor Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University.Various partnerships have been formed with local and international institutions.  In addition to the jointly delivered programmed with Shanghai Tong Ji University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, strategic alliances have been formed with Ren Min School of Business, Renmin University and Kelley School of Business, The University of Indiana to launch jointly delivered international MBA programmes.

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Ms. Sherry Fu, UoM China Centre Director welcomes the students

 “Learning by doing” has been at the heart of Manchester Global MBA. Management teaching has been always built around practical studies. During the first year, students will start their MBA study by familiarizing with a comprehensive picture of the business word, and will be taking a journey to understand the main disciplines of Business Management. Over the second year students will be given the opportunity to choose optional courses during and further explore in relevant areas of management as well as to demonstrate their learning through handling a real-life project.

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Dr. JiyaoXun, Associate MBA Director

As an academically stringent institution, academic integrity has always given first priority. Dr. Jiyao Xun then moved on to preparing the students with the expected Academic Code of Conduct throughout the duration of the programme. Ms. Roya Zhang, Careers and External Relations Manager also explained to the students the resources that are available to students during and even after their MBA studies from local and the international network that The University of Manchester offers to students and alumni.

The overall induction session was the first face-to-face contact to prepare the MBA students for the challenges over the next 2 years. We wish them great many achievements to come during and after their MBA study! To find out about Manchester porgrammes, please visit or contact 021 6279 8660.