CEIBS MBA On Launching A Career In Chinese Tech from wisepowder's blog

CEIBS MBA On Launching A Career In Chinese Tech

American Michael Keim is in the final year of his finance undergrad when he travels to Hong Kong for his year abroad. It’s his first foray into business in the east, and he doesn’t look back.To get more news about business school in China, you can visit acem.sjtu.edu.cn official website.

That year was the moment he knew he wanted to pursue a career in China. Fast forward to 2020, and fresh out of the MBA degree at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), he’s now flying in his career with NetEase, a Chinese company that develops PC and mobile games.
Michael joined JP Morgan straight out of his undergraduate degree. He started as an analyst in the company’s rotational leadership program. He finished his career there as a senior associate for sales and strategy analytics.

Michael knew though that he wanted to work in China and saw an MBA as a means of getting there; he also wanted to switch industry and function.

So why China and CEIBS?

“I absolutely loved the culture, the food, the people, and I saw how quickly the region was growing economically,” Michael says.He began to take Chinese classes and building connections with people who worked in China. He also knew from conversations with friends that Chinese companies value employees showing their commitment to working in the region.

“I knew CEIBS would allow me to build my network further and show potential employers that I’m dedicated to working in China,” says Michael. The CEIBS MBA offered Michael the chance to build his network and develop a strong business acumen. Core modules teach students the business fundamentals with the MBA’s China Modules providing an in depth look at business in China.

A trip to Nanjing teaches students about the globalisation of Chinese companies; a module in Shenzhen shows the rise of a global innovation hub; and in Ningbo MBAs learn about family business and succession in China.

CEIBS’ MBA curriculum also strikes a balance between China and the world. Faculty are both Chinese and international and have worked for companies in and around the country. There’s also the deep China knowledge brought to the class by the strong domestic contingent.“Teaming up with my Chinese classmates on projects brought out their experience and their point of view on business there,” recalls Michael, “which gave me great insight into the way the Chinese do business.”

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