JOIN A NEW GENERATION OF GLOBAL LEADERS
Lingnan (University) College has collaborated with the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia (USA) and ESADE Business School (Spain) to offer a new postgraduate program. The new program is designed for fresh graduates as well as for young professionals with relevant backgrounds and outstanding academic achievements. The purpose of this program is to train future business leaders in implementing global strategies in the real world, and to be able to cooperate well with a diverse range of groups while managing the teams with good cultural competence. The program will explore the complexities of the global business environment from North American, European and Asian perspectives.+
Why choose Global 3 Program?
Earn two official master's degrees from the University of Virginia and ESADE Business School, and a certificate from Lingnan (University) College, three of the most prestigious universities in the world.
Learn from the most recognized professors at each university.
Preparing yourself to be a highly talented future business leader, who understands the complexity of implementing global strategies in a highly dynamic global economy and will be able to lead and manage multicultural teams.
Open your mind and broaden your visions while experiencing a strong cultural immersion by living with students from different countries.
Get access to three Career Services to increase you opportunities in working in your favorite industries.
Apply online through： https://lnsys.sysu.edu.cn/mib/apply/
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04Interview with Lingnan admissions team
Expand Your Global Business Knowledge and Skills
The curriculum includes an integrative selection of coursework along with a master thesis that students will complete by the end of the year. In addition to receiving a strong grounding in global business frameworks, students will be trained in effective cross-cultural collaboration, and also in development of adaptive capabilities to variable business environment.
International Corporate Governance & Strategy (3 credits)+
Corporate governance concerns the relationship between managers and a firm’s other stakeholder groups including shareholders, employees, and the larger community. This course will explore fundamental theories of corporate governance and how governance practices differ across countries. We will discuss how globalization is driving changes in governance and examine different perspectives on what practices are best for international organizations.
Strategic Leadership (3 credits)+
This course seeks to develop students’ ability to respond to complex leadership challenges in a global context. Through experiential learning, students will be better prepared to influence the strategic direction of their organizations. Topics include understanding the role of strategic leaders, crafting organizational narratives, managing cultures, guiding change, balancing stakeholder expectations, and managing organizational threats.
Analysis for Decision-Making in a Global Context (3 credits)+
This course aims to provide students with a managerial toolkit of analytical skills while also demonstrating the wide range of global managerial situations in which quantitative analysis and business analytics are necessary and relevant. Through case studies and use of current analytical tools, students will gain experience in solving business problems, supporting decision making, and communicating analytical results.
Researching & Writing a Global Business Thesis (3 credits)+
This course focuses on researching and writing a thesis on a global business topic. Students will identify and defend a thesis topic, review significant literature, refine thesis research methodology, present thesis proposal ideas for class critique, revise and formally defend a thesis proposal, and begin initial research. The approved thesis proposal will launch research that will culminate in a formal thesis defense in the spring session.
Global Market Research & Analytics (2 credits)+
This course is a research-oriented class that examines how firms can leverage customer analytics to create, manage, and grow brands. The class provides students with a strategic framework and analytical tools to develop and execute data-driven strategies that enhance customer engagement and loyalty. Through lectures, analysis workshops, class exercises, and team projects, the course investigates the art and science of delivering customer value.
Doing Business: U.S. (1 credit)+
This course combines relevant classroom discussions, executive presentations, and a study trip to explore the interrelationships between business, politics, and economic development in the United States. We will use texts and documentary films to explore the history of American business and to analyze the factors that have shaped the current institutional environment.
Global Operations and Supply Chain Management (2 credits)+
This course leads students to investigate key operational issues in managing global operations and supply chains. It delivers the latest theories, principles, and methods of modern operations management and supply chain management in global business. The course relies on a combination of case discussions, lectures, readings, and assignments. The principal pedagogy for this course is instructor-led group discussion of the results of quantitative and qualitative analyses performed by students prior to class.
Consumer Behavior Across the Globe (3 credits)+
The purpose of this course is to study the process of consumer decision-making and its determinants, and the resulting implications for marketing strategy. Concepts and theories covered in this course are essential for consumer analysis and the development of effective marketing strategies. A strategic orientation will permeate most facets of this course. At the same time, knowledge of consumer behavior requires an understanding of important theoretical concepts from a series of fields combined with psychology, sociology, and economics.
International Financial Management (2 credits)+
The main objective of this course is to provide today’s (non-) financial managers with a sufficient understanding of fundamental concepts and tools of financial management. The course starts with reviewing the institutional arrangements and valuation of various financial instruments, such as currency forward, currency futures, and currency options and swaps. Then the discussion moves to the topic of how to use those instruments to effectively hedging a firm' s exposure to exchange rate risk. Finally, we will examine the international dimensions of financing and capital budgeting. The course will have a strong applied orientation. A significant emphasis will be placed on practical techniques and the solutions of issues.
Doing Business in China (1 credit)+
These courses are designed to help students to understand the three regional contexts in which they will be studying as well as the similarities and differences among them. The first course will examine the business context of the United States. The second course will examine the business context of China, including Taiwan and Hong Kong. Finally, the third course will consider the business context of the European Union, with a special consideration of the challenges faced by the Eurozone countries. Each course will examine the practical implications for both domestic and global companies in a variety of industries.
Negotiation in a Global Context (2 credits)+
Managing intangible assets is becoming one of the main sources of differentiation for companies. Among all intangible assets, the brand is considered to be one of the most important. In this course we will review both seminal and advanced brand-management practices and concepts, all illustrated by case studies across different industries and geographic areas. By the end of the course, you will be able to develop successful brand strategies to manage brands in different business situations.
Managing Innovation in Global Operations (2 credits)+
The dynamics of business have changed fundamentally. Technological advances, global inter-connectedness, and societal changes among other factors create a new setting for businesses. Large corporations experience hyper-competition and limits to growth due to saturated markets for their traditional products. The course is designed to expose you to key areas of managing innovation projects and turning them into real products and services through operational practices and processes. We cover key tools and concepts related to product and service innovation from an operations perspective including idea generation, idea development through experimentation, business opportunity validation, operational strategy, process design and management.
Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (2 credits)+
Discover the tools and methodologies to understand, interpret and manage sustainability in corporate settings. In this course you will explore how sustainability issues can have an impact on all organisational units and departments and generate value for the company as well as for society. We will investigate how sustainability can become an integral part of the business model, and thus a source of competitiveness, embedding sustainability practices throughout the organisation and designing innovative solutions through the "bottom-of-the-pyramid", frugal and reverse innovation, and social entrepreneurship frameworks.
Cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances (2 credits)+
Understand the complex world of strategic alliances as an integrated process rather than as watertight compartments pertaining to finance, business policy, and human resources. By the end of the course, you will appreciate the complexity of M&As operations and be well aware of the risks they entail. You will also learn how to increase the success factors in these kinds of operations.
Doing Business: E.U. (2 credits)+
Examine the global nonmarket environment of internationalised firms, looking specifically at Europe. We will explore geopolitical dynamics as the overarching trends in a globalised economy. We then examine the European economy, the European Union, its politics and institutions prior to focusing on lobbying at the EU level.
Business Simulation (2 credits)+
The Strategic Business Simulation is an interactive learning experience integrating the most important business administration and strategic management concepts and focusing particularly on the areas of corporate management and business policy. For this, we will use of one of the top business school's (FT top 100) most widespread software.
*Course information is currently accurate but is subject to change.
The Fourth Opening Ceremony of Masters of International Business
On September 2, 2019, the opening ceremony of Masters of International Business that is jointly established by Lingnan (University) College, McIntire School of Commerce at University of Virginia (UVA), and ESADE Business School, took a place at the Rotunda, the historic building of the University of Virginia. Nearly 40 students from multiple countries including United States, China, and Europe began their one-year global study.
McIntire School of Commerce, UVA
Carl Zeithaml, Dean of McIntire School of Commerce, extended a warm welcome to the new students. He reviewed the orientations of the program and its development in the past four years, then wished the students success studying and living with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Dean Carl Zeithaml Addressing the New Students
Afterwards, the three academic directors of this program, Amanda Cowen (U.S.), LIU Heng (China), and Frank Wiengarten (Spain) gave detailed presentations on the teaching arrangements of the year. The ceremony also had Danny Steeper, the Director of Teaching Affaires of School of Commerce of UVA, and several professors and administrative staff.
Ms. Angie Turner, Assistant Director of Global Programs, introducing the program
The Dean also invited students to have dinner at his garden. During the dinner time, students expressed their excitement for the new semester while sharing their stories with each other.
Students in the Auditorium
In the following weeks, the students would take part in the Case study demo, cross-cultural teamwork, Career services i.e. “Developing your personal brand”, Business analytics forum, Case interview Prep workshop, and so on. All students were excited about the coming courses.
Students Visiting McIntire School of Commerce
Attending the QS Global Masters Fair - Singapore
On November 12, Lingnan (University) College at Sun Yat-sen University participated in the 2019 QS World Grad School Tour Singapore as an exhibitor. The fair was held in Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, with 201 attendees from 33 regions and countries.
The event started at 4.30pm and after seminars, students were able to have one-on-one consultations with college representitives. We offered students detailed introduction of the culture and courses of our school and university along with the core status of Guangzhou in Guangdong – Hong Kong – Macao Greater Bay Area. The brochures of our international programs include MBA, CHEMBA, Undergratuate, Postgraduate, PhD, and International Business, were also handed out to students for developing their comprehensive understanding of the programs. For those who had unclear vision of their future study, we helped in matching courses based on their needs and interests.
According to QS official statistics, there were 37 colleges and universities from 13 countries presented on the day. Lingnan (University) College was one of the only two Chinese mainland exhibitors.
Visit us in Singapore!
Dear Future Business Leaders,
We are excited to announce that Lingnan (University) College will be attending the QS World Graduate Tour in Singapore on November 12th! If you happen to be around, you are more than welcomed to stop by and say hi to us.
We will be at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre that day from 16:30-21:00. The International Business program brochures are prepared along with our little gifts and big smiles. It is a FREE entry so bring a friend if you wish. Remember you can get a free professional headshot from a photographer at the event. Also the first 100 to arrive on the day will receive a Starbucks voucher worth SGD10!
Come and chat with us, we will show you what it is like to stand in the center of this real business world!
Looking forward to meeting you in Singapore
Lingnan (University) College
Sun Yat-sen University
Apply for our 2020-2021 Global 3 Masters in Management today!
Why should I choose this program?
We have collaborated with the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia (USA) as well as the ESADE Business School (Spain) to provide you a postgraduate program. The program is ranked No. 11 worldwide in 2020 QS Business Masters Rankings of Management, and No.1 in Asian –Pacific region.
Our goal is to train future business leaders in the implementation of global strategies and in the management of multicultural teams. It explores the complexities of the global business environment from the North American, European and Asian perspectives.
By joining the program, you will travel to three countries for living and studying, and receive TWO Master’s degrees from University of Virginia and ESADE Business School, and ONE certificate from Lingnan (University) College. You will be provided with efficient opportunities to collaborate with individuals from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, and to build your own global network.
How well does this program suit me?
Students with a Bachelor degree in Business Studies, Management or Economics or any other relevant disciplines, this message is for you! We are looking for someone who work hard to make a great academic achievement while looking for any chances to become a member of an outstanding team in the industry. The applicants should have a clear goal of what kind of professional they would like to be in their future career life.
Please show us your ambitiousness, creativity, professional experiences, global mindset, and the urge of building your own relationships with those who are leading the industry. The opportunity of receiving practical courses from world-class universities and also to own overseas study experiences is offered to you right now!
Click on Apply Now to start your global journey.
For more information, please go to http://lingnan.sysu.edu.cn/mibprogram/
2019 Graduation Speech- Student Representative, He Rui
Good evening everyone!
Just 10 months ago, we sat together for the first time in the rotunda at UVA, curious about which country the person sitting beside us was from, or what language he or she spoke.
And now 10 months later, we are here, celebrating the end of this long journey as a big family. Time always goes faster than people think, but I invite you to recall, do you still remember the friends who were in the same color group as you in the personality test in orientation? Do you still remember what your thesis teammate wrote in the confidential envelopes? You might find that a lot can happen over the course of 10 months!
In this program, we got a comprehensive and systematic education in each field of business. No matter if it was at McIntire, Lingnan or ESADE, we had both theoretical courses and practical training. No matter if it was in Marketing, Finance or Operations, we learned from experienced professors and through our own team cooperation. I still remember the debate sessions organized by Professor Cowen, and how we could all see the same management question from different views. I appreciate that Professor Tingting taught us how to quantify consumers’ attitudes towards brands. I may never forget how to understand operation bottleneck from the example of Herbie’s hiking introduced by Professor Wiengarten. All of these education experiences were not only about teaching us the knowledge or skills we will use in the career, but also meant to show us the philosophy behind our lives and future ahead.
The study trips in three continents could be one of highlights in this year. We visited the US state department in Washington DC, where we discussed not only academics, but also politics, trade and international relations. In Shenzhen, China, we were impressed by how digital banking is changing people’s lives, thanks to WeBank, Tencent. Here in Barcelona, all of us were excited to visit the Amazon fulfillment center, experiencing how world-class logistical operations can work with smart technology.
In addition, this year has also been a long cultural trip. We experienced three unique cultures across the globe, spending Thanksgiving in the US, Spring Festival in China, and Easter holiday in Europe, the most interesting festivals in their right places! Of course, we also had our confusions along the way, such as why Chinese use umbrellas on sunny days, or why western people wait until the last-minute to plan a trip. We also had conflicts from how to structure a PowerPoint presentation, to what the temperature the air conditioner should be set at.
But that is all because, we were studying together, and sharing our lives together.
When my friends in China asked me what this program is like, I told them it is just like a large pan of Valencian paella. When you put chicken, ribs, onion, beans, and rice, all the stuff in the pan, it really looks like a mess in the beginning. However, when you give it some time, you smell the aromas from the pan, you find that they mixed together perfectly. They used to have totally different flavors, but in the pan, they adapt each other, they change each other. That is why every piece of chicken, every grain of rice gets a better flavor than it had before.
That is how each of us becomes a better version of ourselves.
To conclude, on behalf of the cohort, I want to thank all the faculties from the three schools for teaching us, leading us, and creating this unique learning environment for us. A special thank you to all the families and friends, especially our parents, for the company and support they have given us not only today, but for our entire lives. Finally, I want to thank the class.
I am honored to speak on your behalf, but the real honor is the time I had been spending with you all. At some point in the future, maybe when we least expect, I hope that our paths may cross again.
Thank you! Gracias! 谢谢大家！
Lingnan (University) College Class Reunion of All International Cooperating Programs
On 30th of May, Lingnan (University) College worked along with Plateno Group to deliver an exceptional class reunion party for Lingnan graduates from four international cooperating programs including Yale-China/L (U) C Symposium on Global Strategic Leadership Program, Oxford-Lingnan Global Strategic Leadership Symposium, Master of Science in Global 3 Masters in Management, as well as MBA.
The activity was held in Plateno Group office, Shenzhen, with over 30 attendances on the day. Alumni outside the venue city traveled all the way from Guangzhou and even Hong Kong for the reunion.
Mr. Zheng Nanyan, the founder of Plateno Group and the Group’s CFO-Mr. Zhang Wei, shared their career development experiences and entrepreneurship with all alumni. Other than that, they also interacted with individuals by answering their questions regarding career life. The wisdom in their responses surely had an influence on alumni’s attitudes toward professionalism.
The discussion also involved the dissimilarities in terms of consuming habits as well as consuming concepts between older and younger generations in China. Alumni there with a wide range of age stages all happily joined this conversation since it really resonated with the group. Numerous ideas and opinions were exchanged, and no one was hesitate on presenting their thoughts because everyone there understood the importance of respecting insights and differences.
Many of alumni chose to stay and kept socializing when the event reached to the end, and almost everyone that night showed an intention of joining the reunion party again for next year.
Lingnan (University) College is making a final call for students who are willing to apply for our Global 3 Masters in Management!
What can I receive from the program?
We have collaborated with the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia (USA) as well as the ESADE Business School (Spain) to provide you a postgraduate program. The program aims to train future business leaders in the implementation of global strategies and in the management of multicultural teams. It explores the complexities of the global business environment from the North American, European and Asian perspectives. By joining the program, you will travel to three countries for living and studying, and receive TWO Master’s degrees from University of Virginia and ESADE Business School, and ONE certificate from Lingnan (University) College.
How well does this program suit me?
Students with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies, Management or Economics or any other relevant disciplines, this message is for you! We are looking for someone who work hard to make a great academic achievement while looking for any chances to become a member of an outstanding team in the industry. The applicants should have a clear goal of what kind of professional they would like to be in their future career life. You will be studying, working and living across three countries, and collaborating with individuals from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds if you are enrolled successfully. Please show us your ambitiousness, creativity, professional experiences, global mindset, and the urge of building your own relationships with those who are leading the industry. The opportunity of receiving practical courses from world-class universities and also to own overseas study experiences is offered to you right now!
Click on Apply Now to start your global journey.
For more information, please go to http://lingnan.sysu.edu.cn/mibprogram/
WELCOME CLASS OF 2019
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” – Thomas Jefferson
Contributed by Alissa Rabat and Colleen Betik
Greetings from the third M.S. in Global Commerce class as we start our global business adventure at our first destination, the University of Virginia.
Our cohort consists of classmates from 13 different nationalities, who will be spending the next four months living together, attending the same classes, learning from each other about our various cultures, and sharing experiences. Our journey through this program will include a year-long business thesis, which we will begin working on at UVA and defend at our final destination, ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. In between these two destinations, we will live and study at Lingnan (University) College at Sun Yat-sen University in southern China, where we will learn about doing business in one of the world’s most critical emerging economies.
Ringing in the Year of the Dog and Concluding Our China Experience
Our last few weeks in China were jam packed with Spring Festival, team projects, and final exams. Spring Festival is the holiday surrounding Chinese New Year, and MSGC students had 10 days off to ring in the Year of the Dog! This gave us the opportunity to travel around China and experience this cultural event firsthand. I had the opportunity to go home with one of my Chinese classmates, Danyang, to celebrate the New Year with her family. Other students made trips to see Beijing and the Great Wall, Shanghai with it's amazing skyline, and Xi'an, the eastern end of the Silk Road and site of the Bingmayong (Terra Cotta Army).
After Spring Festival, it was time to wrap up our classes at Lingnan. Three of our classes had final group projects and one class had a final exam. For each group project, we did an analysis of various companies across different continents on a specific business topic, such as supply chain or consumer behavior. My group, for example, looked at the factors that affect potato chip purchases in China and the United States, specifically for Pringles and Lay's. This allowed us to not only better understand multiple multinational companies, but also make comparisons about their global strategies and presence in different markets around the globe.
Overall, China was a fascinating, exciting, and challenging part of the program. From the food and culture to the teaching style and everyday life, it was different from anything I have ever experienced. After living there for 9 weeks, though, I can definitely say that I have broadened my global perspectives and gained a much better appreciation for Chinese culture. I will never forget ringing in the Chinese New Year eating homemade dumplings with Danyang's family, exploring the showroom of one of the world's largest drone producers, or hiking the Great Wall with classmates from all around the world. I can't believe how fast our time in China flew by. Now, it's time for our next and final destination of the program: Barcelona, Spain!
Alumni in Action-2017
The M.S. in Global Commerce (MSGC) program is almost nearing the end of the U.S. term; it’s hard to believe how fast time flies! Even though the program is only in its second year, students from the inaugural class are already reaping the benefits from this unique global experience. Some of the major benefits of this program are the career services resources and alumni networks from three esteemed universities in the U.S., China, and Spain. We spoke with two alumni, Grace (works at Accenture) and Stoan (works at Volvo) about why they chose the program and its positive impact on their careers.
Grace McLarty & Stoan Stewart, Class of 2017
Why did you choose the MSGC program?
Grace: I chose the program specifically because of its international components. The truly immersive global experiences of this program enhance the degrees exponentially. I knew that I would receive an excellent education at UVA, but what really excited me were the opportunities this program provided for advancing my cross-cultural communication skills. These are skills that are useful in a global business environment, of course, but possibly even more important in a domestic setting. The communication, problem solving, and resiliency you develop through living overseas and working with people from different cultures and backgrounds provides you with a comprehensive, analytical mindset. This outlook helps you to stand out as an employee in any environment.
Stoan: The program offered me an opportunity to go back to school, connect with companies all over the world, and travel to different parts of the globe all in one year. While M.S. degrees are not as well-known as the MBA, I believe programs like the M.S. in Global Commerce are bringing attention to the value of specialized master’s degrees. They meet the need of my generation’s demands for global agility.
Who would you recommend this program to?
Grace: I would recommend this program to any student with a strong, undergraduate business degree who wishes to further their education as well as develop a unique skill set to help them stand out in a global business career. The international component was a huge draw for me, and I would recommend it to anyone who is curious about expanding their global mindset.
Stoan: I would recommend this program to people interested in working in international business. It is one thing to understand that business is global, but a totally different experience to have lived and studied in three countries in just one year. This opportunity not only connects three top business schools, but provides the chance to live and work with students from all over the globe. I knew I wanted to work in a large multinational company, and this program gave me the qualifications desired by these global companies.
What type of career and/or networking benefits did this program provide for you?
Grace: The professional and personal growth this program provided me was exceptional. Additionally, having master’s degrees from two internationally recognized universities like UVA and ESADE as well as a certificate from Lingnan provide you with a level of professional credibility that sets you apart from the competition. The relationships I made in the program are amazing. You will have friends, colleagues, and mentors around the world forever. I am so excited to see the impact and influence of these relationships throughout my career. The possibilities are limitless.
Stoan: The M.S. in Global Commerce allowed me to develop a global network. I now have contacts in three different business schools and can tap into their alumni networks as well. I owe my current position with Volvo to the hard work and dedication of the career services teams. They were clearly invested in all of our success and it was shown on both a group and individual basis.
PS. Here are some career destinations for class of 2017.
McIntire School of Commerce (USA), Lingnan (University) College (China) and ESADE Business School (Spain) Celebrate Inaugural Graduates from Joint Program
A true global model
"The global business environment is becoming more complex and interconnected than ever", commented Josep Franch, Dean of ESADE Business School. “New multinational companies are increasingly demanding young executives with an international outlook, who are capable of successfully implementing global strategies and managing diverse multicultural teams”, he said. In response to this trend, "our three schools work closely together with an aim to train future business leaders who can meet society's demands with excellent global acumen and cultural awareness",noted Jun Lu, Executive Dean of Lingnan (University) College. "This program and our first graduates should serve as a true global model", asserted Carl Zeithaml, Dean of the McIntire School of Commerce.
"This first year has proven the success of bringing together participants from a wide range of cultures–working in teams and doing fieldwork in different regions of the world", commented Mr. Franch. "It has broadened their understanding of the world's different cultural and social realities; while the program has also fostered a common 'culture' among the group",he said. "Students have had an exceptional opportunity to be immersed in three different cultures and business environments to develop academic and professional abilities, which will be a valuable asset to their future careers", Mr. Lu added.
"Commerce can be a tremendous catalyst for bringing people together in positive, productive ways", said Mr. Zeithaml. "I truly believe that, through programs which create real, thoughtful, and meaningful engagement with other people, we can build not only better businesses, but a better world".
One program, two degrees and three continents
This dual master's program consists of four months at the top-ranked University of Virginia; two months in Guangzhou, at one of China's top universities; and four months at ESADE's Barcelona campus. The program allows students to experience the cultural immersion of living on three different continents over the course of an academic year while being surrounded by students from different cultures and professional fields. Students enrolled in the master's programme receive an M.S. in Global Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, a Certificate in International Business from Lingnan (University) College and an MSc in Global Strategic Business from ESADE Business School.
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