Antai MBA’s 2013 Autumn study tour to America was held successfully
Publisher : MBA办公室 Nov.29,2013
After half year’s well organization, Antai MBA’s 2013 Autumn study tour to America came to a successful end. This is the biggest study tour program for Antai MBA ever and over 100 MBA students participate in it. The students come from 3 places of learning, including Shanghai, Shenzhen and Singapore. From September 27th to October 7th , the study tour team went to New York, Washington, Boston and Newhaven. They visited Columbia University, Harvard University, Princeton University, etc. Students felt American culture and enjoyed the excellent teaching styles of famous professors.
Columbia University is located in Morningside Heights in Manhattan and it’s near Hudson River, Wall Street, UN Headquarters and Broadway. The unique geographic position leads to her cutting edge practice in finance, management and marketing fields.
Prof. Seth Freeman from Business School taught Negotiation and Conflict Management for MBA students. He had profound foundation of theory and a long term understanding of Chinese economic environment. The professor revealed negotiation principles vividly through an orange and introduced how to gain profits by ideas. Students thought highly of this course and learnt both the principles and the practical ways of negotiation, which are helpful for work in future.
The study tour team participated in 3 excellent lectures in Harvard University. Harvard’s motto is “Let Plato be your friend and Aristotle but more let your friend be truth”, which indicates the school’s philosophy realistic and esteeming truth.
During Company Strategy course by Prof. Ramon Casadesus, everyone was attracted by his enthusiasm and concentrated on case and theory study. The students learnt the attitude of modesty and concentration from him. He explained how strategy created value and kept company competitive by enhanced competitive models.
Prof. Allen Ferrell showed the laws and other dos and don’ts foreign companies must abide by when operated in the USA. It paved the way for students when they were meeting controversial questions in future.
Prof. Richard Cooper is a famous economist and he taught the students the trend of global economics and the influence on China. He used to play an important role in the government of Kennedy, Carter and Clinton . The course widened the students’ horizon and offered reference for them in future.
The study tour team came to Yale University after that. Yale’s unique buildings and the spirit of academic freedom impressed the students a lot. Her students were always pride of the intransigence on political pressure and material temptations.
The course about Metadata and Business Decision taught by Prof. Lan Ayres was relevant with students’ work. It stroke a chord and resulted in a heated discussion in class. Professor answered students’ questions and gave them suggestions.
Finally, students came to their last sotp West Point. The motto of this school is “duty, honor, country”. It locates in the north of the New York City. It not only cultivates a lot of militarists, but also politicians, entrepreneurs, educators and scientists.
The course about Leadership Cultivation taught by Prof. Sean Hannah received good reviews because of its clear logic and combination of Eastern and Western culture. Prof. Sean Hannah also came up with Leadership Trilogy Challenging, Evaluating and Supporting and stated the theory with his ample experience.
The study tour team also experienced American culture, they vistied Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Central Park, etc. Through this tour, the students enjoyed beautiful scenery, knew American culture and gained advanced knowledge. All of them was grateful for Antai and hoped that kind of activity in future would be more successful.
( Writer：M1212099 Jiang Bo，Photograph：M1212099 Jiang Bo，M1112099 Gao Ping )
Introduction of Antai MBA Study Tour Overseas:
MBA designs study tour overseas for students and schoolfellows. Antai MBA organized about 100 students to join in this program every year. Students can feel different cultivating models and communicate with famous professors about hot topics of economics and management by visiting and studying in the world class business schools. The members also can visit the cities and know geography, history, culture and life style.
The visiting route is based on American and European cities, such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington in the USA, Cambridge, Oxford and London in England, etc. The program combines classes and case study to try experience type education and works hard to become essence of business education.