Global Exchange and Business Immersion
Through worldwide exchange programmes, study field trips and other engagement opportunities, you will expand your understanding of geographic and social issues. This all happens amidst a diverse culture nurtured by fellow high-achieving students from all walks of life.
Today’s business leaders must rise above their own cultural perspectives and produce solutions that work across multiple borders. Our partnership with nearly 50 distinguished exchange universities around the world exposes students to a wealth of knowledge and people outside the CUHK campus, giving them an opportunity to train for leadership readiness in a globalised marketplace. Most of the exchange programmes take plan from September to December.
Over a three- or four-month exchange period you will study at one of our prestigious partner schools abroad, and be challenged to process information and issues outside your comfort zone. The experience will allow you to deepen your insights into other business cultures, and to look at local and regional business challenges with fresh eyes. Expect to bring home new world views, a significantly larger global network, and an enhanced set of skills that will position you for success in an increasingly connected world.
The University of Melbourne
China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University – SAIF
Shanghai Jiao Tong University – Antai College of Economics & Management
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
National University of Singapore
Seoul National University
National Cheng Chi University
National Taiwan University
Copenhagen Business School
ESSEC Business School
Mannheim Business School
WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management
Saint Petersburg State University
ESADE Business School
IE Business School
University of St. Gallen
RSM Erasmus University Graduate School of Business
Imperial College London
London Business School
University of Warwick
- North America
The University of British Columbia
University of Toronto
The George Washington University
The University of Florida
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of Texas at Austin
University of Michigan
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Washington University in St. Louis
- Applications and Criteria
Applications for Exchange Programmes open in December. Several briefing sessions will be held. GPA and students’ contribution to MBA community will be considered.
* Exchange will delay your graduation by a year.
The exchange experience at London Business School opened me up to a world of internationalism. The course “Behavioral Economics & Decision Making” helped brush up my client management skills that benefit my career as a consultant.
With business field study trips to Greater China, Asia, Europe and the United States, CUHK MBA students leave the school grounds for a short while to see beyond the business setting already familiar to them.
Expect to make new connections between your areas of study by experiencing them first-hand in a culturally different environment, and enhance your understanding through visits and interactions with local enterprises, lectures and seminars, business professionals, government officials and local alumni.
The one-week intensive residential programme consists of a class meeting in Hong Kong and a study trip. Students are divided into 4- to 6-person working groups. Each group presents a project plan prior to leaving and conclude the trip with their final presentation and personal reflections. Below are some of the past trips:
Learning the impact of foreign investments to local community development
This trip to Africa challenged students to understand the complexity of rural areas in developing countries and the impact of foreign investment to local infrastructure. As students planned a sustainable business model aimed to improve of health and sanitation in Kalabo, the Western Province of Zambia, they gained a valuable opportunity to stretch their knowledge and comfort zones.
Gaining appreciation of social entrepreneurship development
This excursion exposed students to topics on social entrepreneurship and cultural business development in Taiwan. Through visits to universities, companies, development centres and creative parks, participants learned about various issues related to doing business in Asia, from trade rules and management practices, to geographical and social issues.
Learning to strategically position brands in a global market
Speaker sessions and company visits to various industries including healthcare, pharmaceutical and sports in Thailand gave students a platform to learn about strategic brand-building and positioning, especially for small and domestic brands so they may effectively compete with multinational and global brands in the market.
Thinking like a Silicon Valley entrepreneur
Students visiting Silicon Valley gained exposure and practical insights to innovation and entrepreneurship through lectures, company visits and meetings with professors and top executives. The ‘Shark Tank’ pitching session—a key highlight of the trip—gave students a 10-minute opportunity to sell their business ideas and invite investment offers from a panel of Silicon Valley capitalists.
I learnt so much from the business field trip to Kazakhstan. We spoke to locals about the challenges and opportunities of Belt and Road Initiatives for Kazakhstan, which was an eye-opener.