MIB Hosts 2017 Top Antai International Student Camp

December 9, 2017. Xuhui Campus, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)-18 young business professionals from 13 countries took a different approach, opting instead to come to Antai College of Economic and Management (ACEM) and Master of International Business (MIB) fit as part of 2017 Top Antai International Student Camp (the Camp). Diving into the action-packed lifestyle of full-time MIB students at ACEM, the campers got a taste of life both on and off campus through an academic lecture, an action learning project, individual interview and MIBers sharing. Read on to for highlights of the two-day program:

 

Day one-MIB Briefing, Interesting Academic Lecture and Action learning Project

 

Mr. Fred Liu, Deputy Director of ACEM Teaching Office opened the Camp by introducing ACEM and SJTU development history, MIB A-Z in terms of curriculum, application process as well as scholarship. Assistant Professor of Xie Weisi then delivered a lecture themed on international trade which touches on FDI, exports, manufacturing sector firm data, with various examples and video. One key takeaway from the lecture was countries don’t trade with one another, firm…firms are driven forces for international trade.

 

Next, the campers were randomly grouped with different cultural background and each group was asked to select a team leader. Three groups were assigned a research project regarding Chinese sharing economy companies including Mobike, Tujia and DiDi’s product or service and the group needs to complete the project on and off Campus by conducting interviews SJTU student/staff to gain a deep insight into the companies’ service or product (e.g. consumers’ attitude towards the companies’ service or products, the companies business model, its potential opportunity and weakness etc.). Moreover, to help the campers know MIB and ACEM as much as possible, the campers joined a welcome lunch with Prof. Tang Ningyu, Associate Dean of ACEM and Prof. Lu Lin, Director of MIB Program as well as MIBers of 2016 and 2017.

 

Day two-Project Presentation and Individual Interview

 

In the morning session, each group presented its research project findings and answered questions from a panel committee. Each team’s project assignment is evaluated in terms of argument for perspective, explaining advantage and disadvantages, justifying assumptions made while researching, adequacy of inferences and conclusion drawn, quality and logic of presentation as well as skill in handling questions. All the groups did a great job and delivered clear and innovative points within short period. After the lunch, the campers got ready for individual interview by ACEM faculty members and staff. The interview is designed to assess the campers’ capability in terms of professional ability, research potential, English language, integrating degree and comprehensive ability. At the end of the Camp, it was full of encouragement, smiles and love among the campers. One of the campers said the Camp is a great platform to know MIB Program and ACEM very well and establish network with ACEM faculty members, camper mates as well as current MIBers.

 

About MIB Program

 

MIB intends to create a community of diverse culture, and aims to train and develop talented students to have a comprehensive understanding of global business and a deep insight into China’s dynamic business environment as well as knowledge about China’s history, culture, law, and policy. Meanwhile, the program encourages and facilitate the students to approach and practice in the Chinese industries so that upon graduation they are equipped with both advanced knowledge and practical sense of doing business in China.

 

If you are interested in more details regarding the program, please log in http://www.acem.sjtu.edu.cn/mib/index.html .