January 18, 2018
From March 5 to August 3 this year, a group of 20 students from the Capital University of Economics and Business (CUEB) will be studying at the University of Chicago. The program they will be participating in is a Certificate Program in Organizational Management and Leadership Development, which is a two-quarter program offered by the Graham School to students at CUEB through a highly selective process. This is the second time the Graham School offers such a program for CUEB students, and most of the participating students have an academic training background in business and finance at CUEB.
During the two quarters at UChicago, CUEB students will be taking courses on three major topics: Financial decision making, organizational leadership, and project management. They will also be enrolled in ESL classes at the beginning and throughout the program.
In order to help students gain the most out of their time at UChicago, the Graham School worked with the UChicago Center in Beijing to organize a pre-departure orientation at the Center in Beijing on January 17. After a brief welcome and introduction of the Center given by the Deputy Director at the Center in Beijing, the Associate Dean and coordinator for the certificate program at the Graham School provided an overview of the student life and courses at UChicago via Skype. Students were introduced to the abundant resources they could take advantage of when they arrive at Chicago, such as the libraries, arts activities on campus, dining options, and the workshops and talks. By the end of the session, students also asked specific questions regarding course selection, health insurance, transportation and so on. The Q&A session continued during a tour of the Center in Beijing and ended in front of a wall of miniature UChicago campus buildings, whose real version will be seen by the students when they arrive in Hyde Park in March.