Afternoon, attended another group discussion: Shanghai IT Club.
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Venue: Old Library, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Topic: MBA 1.0 v.s. MBA 2.0
It is a biweekly gather that many ex-microsoft collegues gathers and exchange ideas.
Below are some random note for the discussion.
MBA 1.5 year term
Flex think very highly of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and rated CEIBS (China European International Business School).
Reason: Want to remove fear for unknown – want to get insight about how business runs.
Funny Answer: “The more you know, the more fear you have.”
Links: State of Fear.
Reason: Many go to MBA to seek for some changes.
Funny Answer: Uncertainty of the impact of MBA program – it is not prooved.
Yale: What is happening around is us can be very classic MBA case study. So to treasure what we can access instead of going to MBA to check other company’s MBA.
Tuition: 70,000 RMB
Duration: 2.5 year
Time: 20 Hour per week
Think very bad of the program – invested money and invest time but didn’t get that much from the program.
Fengshui V.S. Financial Knowledge
On Fengshui: It seems people in Hong Kong, Taiwan trust in Fengshui more than people in mainland.
Now I started to believe some pricinciple of Fengshui. It may be a science of usability + psychology that works very good for the land of China.
“MBA enable me to have a common language with other business leaders” – Steven
Street Smart v.s. Book Smart
How useful is Knowledge:
Daily life only requires primary school level of Chinese, and middle-school level of mathematics. Most actitivies can be handled by +-*/, not square root…
Some argues: Management is not a science. It is an art.
Some argues: Management can be a science.
Simplification can be a great way to create a science. But simplication process requires a lot of conditions to be true for the process to work.
Students are weak groups in contrast with professors and the school.
The school is only in charge of charging money, and the professor only looks for delivering the hours.
MBA and EMBA now become very profitable business in China – Fudan and SJTU have very successful business. It seems to me that CKGSB (Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business) is treating MBA and EMBA programs very seriously by investing into every student. There is no profit for CKGSB…
Disclaimer: This is just a meeting note that records the discussion and debat. I hope it does not start a controversal thread here. Take all the information as it is. No garentees of accuracy at all.