With economic confidence in the UK at the lowest in a decade amidst the uncertainty of Brexit, more young Britons are considering opportunities abroad. As the second largest economy, China has put enormous investment in innovation and entrepreneurship, which young entrepreneurs are capitalizing on. What is the best way to access the network and insights which are needed to succeed in the China market? How do you make the most of China’s business opportunities? These, and many other questions will be discussed at an event – “Career and Start-up Opportunities in and with China” – hosted by the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), at Asia House in London on April 2, 2019.
Established in Beijing in 2002 with support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, CKGSB is China’s first faculty-governed and independent business school. To provide on-the-ground insight into China business with a global perspective, CKGSB has recruited a faculty of more than 40 full-time professors, many of whom previously held tenured positions at leading business schools such as Wharton and Yale. The faculty members, predominantly natives of China, have achieved outstanding recognition in the international academic community by producing cutting-edge research on Chinese businesses, industries and economy that is practically relevant to business leaders who want to work in and with China.
China’s success story is reflected in the new generation of entrepreneurs who have benefited from a CKGSB education. They now form one of the most influential business networks; a key source for any entrepreneur or leader looking to transform their career or launch their own business. More than half of its 10,000+ alumni are at the CEO or Chairman level and, collectively, they lead one fifth of China’s most valuable brands. With strong ties to China’s most powerful VC funds and leading tech companies such as Alibaba (NYSE: BABA), Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) and Tencent (HKG: 0700), CKGSB has become an entrepreneurial hub for start-ups around the world.
With heavy investments into the tech and start-up space, China is the perfect place for young ambitious business leaders. Furthermore, CKGSB’s world-class, 14-month long MBA program will be giving away 2 golden tickets to a successful career in China by launching the Education Development Foundation Scholarship – giving away close to ￡100,000 in scholarship funding to exceptional UK or EU MBA candidates looking to develop their careers in China. The two successful recipients will enjoy a full-ride scholarship to attend one of China’s top business schools.
“This accelerated English-language 14-month MBA program helps young professionals transform into global business leaders with a strong understanding of China and other emerging economies. Participants will tap into unique mentoring opportunities that will connect them to the Who’s Who of business in China as they learn from some of the best academics in one of the most dynamic markets in the world,” the institution stated in a press release.
Candidates should have exceptional professional and academic backgrounds with plans to start a business that promotes economic and social value in China or Europe. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must be citizens of the United Kingdom or the European Union.