Manchester Global MBA January 2019 Induction

Published on 2019-01-16

The Beginning of a Journey of Transformation

From 10thto 11thJan 2019, the new intake of Manchester Global MBA students was welcomed by China Centre team at the start of their 2-year MBA journey. 


Dr. Ian Hutt, Head of Distance Learning Operations, The University of Manchester along with  Ms. Sherry Fu, China Centre Director and Dr, Jiyao Xun, Associate MBA Director of Alliance Manchester Business School welcomed and addressed the group with exciting messages. Student Support officer Ms. Emma Hall also attended the induction. 

The cohort comprised of MBA candidatesfrom diverse industry backgrounds from Finance, Life Sciences, Industrial, Management Consulting and more.An average of 8 to 15 years work experience has been possessed among candidates, representing leading companies such as AstraZeneca, Phillips, Lenovo, Maersk, SAIC, GroupM and more. 

The ceremony started with photography marking the start of the MBA journey, and a beginning of transformation.


 “Congratulations on joining an exclusive MBA programme at the University of Manchester! Your choice today will lead to 2 years’ of hard work and invaluable experience. I hope you can all take the most out of this prestigious MBA programme!” said China Centre Director Ms. Sherry Fu.


Ms. Sherry Fu, China Centre Director

Following the opening speech, Mr. Ian Hutt  joined Sherry to welcome the MBAs. He stated that the opportunity and resources provided from the University of Manchester would best equip aspiring professionals to achieve their personal and professional goals for development.  

Dr. Jiyao Xun introduced from academic perspective, the design of the programem and the set of learning objectives to the candidates. He invited attendees to share their professional background and purposed of pursuing Manchester Global MBA. The strong accreditation, international reputation and systematic approach to learning have been found to be the common recognition. 

The programme offers a transformational experience where you would be prepared and requested to think strategically in the real complexity of business environment. Solving actual business challenges via all learning material .“ Said Dr. Xun.  

Ms. Emma Hall introduced the feature of student support service to MBAs, with a strong focus of ‘blended-learning’. The approach where flexibility of study is offered in parallel with the face-to-face interaction to ensure the best mode of study for busy working professionals 

During the programme, students will have the option to study in our global locations in San Paulo, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Manchester and Washington D.C. It is a genuine platform of creating a global network. 

Manchester Global MBA programme has over 60,000 alums from 176 countries and very diverse backgrounds. Ms. Yvonne He introduced to students with the engaging alumni events and activities that are offered in China. This is a strong element of opportunity for MBA candidates. July 2018 intake MBA candidate Mr. Shunxu Guo shared his student experience with the audience. He also encouraged his counterparts to engage beyond the learning itself. 

It is shared among the MBA candidates that the 2 years’ study would set solid foundation to allow them embark on journey of greater successes and foster value connection with peer, academics and within the greater Manchester network!  

The University of Manchester China Centre was first established in 2008. On 25th September 2016, the Centre was officially reopened as UoM China Centre by Professor Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University. The centre offers a selection of MBA degrees, including 2-year part-time Manchester Global MBA, Dual – degree Kelley-Manchester Global MBA and a portfolio of Masters programme including MSc International Healthcare Leadership and MSc Project Management. Please visit or dial 021-6279 8660 for more information.