I’m Kevin Miao, Chinese Name as Zhiqiang MIAO. It has been a great honor and fantastic life journey being with Manchester Business School for around three years. I have been planning to pursue a Global MBA degree since the 3rd year of the graduation from my Bachelor’s degree of Industrial Trade Engineering, however, it took me a quite a long time to find one globally well-recognized program while I could continue my work in professional development. I’ve moved around several largest metropolitan cities of China including Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai etc. where I took splendid adventures in several global Fortune 500 listed multinational companies such as Panasonic, Philips, GE, Nokia and Qualcomm etc.
As of today, it is my fourth semester of MBA program. I am glad that I made the decision choosing Manchester for my MBA study. Really impressed by its level of international student background and diversity. Since July 2016 enrollment I have learnt and experienced much more than I could had ever imagined. Not only at academic side, I think we all agree that networking is equally important for MBA students, and both are available with MBS. There are so many talented, incredible people surrounded for me to learn from. Being influenced and inspired by western professors’ insights and opinions through workshop. Debating, argument, and the joy are words I would use to describe those past workshops I have joined. Besides, the course structure is well designed and balanced between individual & group work, which is suitable for part-time students.
Janis has 10 years of HR professional experience in multinational companies. Prior to joining Boehringer Ingelheim, the German pharmaceutical company, she was working in recruitment agencies for 5 years specialized in recruiting middle to senior management positions. Currently Janis is working as HR Business Partner at BI China, responsible for providing HR solutions to support talent development that facilitates business growth.
AMBS teaching methods ”learning by doing” provided me first-hand experience in consulting practice like Not-for-Profits project worked with Bolton YMCA to explore hospitality business opportunity, UK consulting projects commissioned by Cisco to model and evaluate social and economic impact brought by different technologies in difference adoption curves, etc. The experience had helped in landing offers from consulting firms as well as my current company.
Despite long distance between Kunshan and Shanghai, Michail arrived in time at the UoM China Centre. It was already evening time. We started our interview immediately. Michail came all the way from Greece and it’s been already the fourth year for Michail in China. We wonder the reasons he came to China and study the MBA at the UoM.
很多人问我，为什么去读MBA? 又为什么选择曼大商学院（MBS）? 对于，第一个问题，很多人的回答是：“为了一张文凭，增加求职的筹码”，或“为了扩大社交圈，扩充人脉”。于我，读MBA只有一个单纯的目的，学知识！那么，第二个问题来了，那么多商学院，都有MBA，为啥选择曼大MBA呢？在决定读MBA之后，我锁定了上海名校复旦、交大、同济的MBA班，只选名校。经过一番了解，没有找到心仪的学校。我要的是学知识，不是用金钱和时间换文凭。从小学到大学毕业，我接受的都是中式教育，也曾想出国留学，终究未果。这次选MBA学校，我想换一种体系，换一种学法。在权衡、取舍、纠结的时候，听说了MBS. 于是我来到MBS上海中心，了解MBS MBA课程，课程顾问说：“MBS是原汁原味的英式教育，是学知识的地方，我们的学生学得很苦。”这正是我想要的，就这样，我毫不犹豫地选择了MBS的全球工商管理硕士(GMBA)。