Educating 21st century corporate leaders: Chinese and western perspectives

Date: 28 January 2022

6:00am to 10:30am EST (Boston) | 12:00pm to 4:30pm CET (Brussels) | 7:00pm to 11:30pm CST (Beijing)

This webinar is jointly organised by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the China Data Analysis and Research Hub (CDA)

Main questions/topics covered in this webinar will include:

  • How do Chinese MBA programmes provide management capacity for the 21st century vis-à-vis their European and US counterparts?

  • Is there a corporate (innovation) management approach with Chinese characteristics?

  • How can Business Schools tackle the challenges of climate change, digital transformation and urbanisation?

The webinar will be chaired by:

  • Bodo B Schlegelmilch, Chair, Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (AMBA & BGA), Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) |

  • Alexander G Welzl, President of CDA |

Please contact the event chairs for further information about this event.

Sessions include

Corporate leaders and the Covid pandemic: what future leaders can learn from healthcare and life-sciences

Lars Y Terenius (Sweden), European Chair of the CDA Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), Professor at the Karolinska Institutet, Member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 

Resilient, inclusive and sustainable supply chains for the net zero economy – implications for management education and leadership development 

Pamela Mar (China), Executive Vice President of Fung Academy, Fung Group, Hong Kong, China

Managerial education in times of disruption and global challenges – framework conditions for Business Schools in China

Hong Yongmiao (China), Dean and Professor at the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences School of Economics and Management

The Global MBA Program at Tsinghua University SEM – challenges and opportunities for educating managers for China’s MNEs

Gao Xudong (China), Professor at the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management

Innovation Management with Chinese Characteristics – Knowledge Flows between Chinese Enterprises and Academia

Wu Xiaobo (China), Dean and Professor at the Zhejiang University Faculty of Social Sciences

Silk-Road entrepreneurship and leadership competence development – the role of amba and BGA in the capacity building of Chinese Business Schools

Wang Zhongming (China), Professor at the Zhejiang University and President of the Silk-Road Entrepreneurship Education Network

Regional innovation ecosystems as hotbeds of global entrepreneurship – governance and incentive schemes for green industries

Gunther Friedl (Germany), Professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Dean of the TUM School of Management

Co-development and innovation performance – insights from Europe and Asia

Amitava Chattopadhyay (France), Professor of Marketing and the GlaxoSmithKline Chaired Professor of Corporate Innovation, INSEAD

Globalisation, multilateralism and economic integration – The Shanghai Declaration of 2021 and the future of cooperation in managerial education

Josep Franch Bullich (Spain), Professor and Dean of ESADE Business School, Barcelona

Corporate innovation and innovation management in the US and China – lessons learned from the MIT-Tsinghua Global MBA

Scott Stern (US), Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management

The changing corporate education landscape in the US and the potential of international partnerships

Srilata Zahir (US), Dean and Professor at Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, US

Business School agendas for educating 21st century corporate leaders – what are the key takeaways?

Bodo B Schlegelmilch (Austria), Chair: Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (AMBA & BGA), Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

* Please note the programme is still subject to change. 

About AMBA & BGA

Spearheading excellence and trailblazing innovation, for more than 50 years the Association of MBAs (AMBA) has been the impartial authority on postgraduate management education. AMBA established that vision in 1967 and, in a volatile, uncertain world, it’s as relevant today as it was then. We are committed to raising the profile and quality standards of business education internationally, for the benefit of Business Schools, students and alumni, employers, communities, and society.

  • Our accreditation service is the global standard for all MBA, DBA and master’s degrees, currently accrediting programmes from the top 2% of Business Schools in more than 75 countries.
  • Our Research and Insight Centre produces a rich body of reports exploring global trends in the business education sector. This drives our global thought leadership and public affairs campaigns.

  • We are the only professional membership association that connects MBA students and graduates, accredited Business Schools and MBA employers throughout the world.

  • Through our members, AMBA is building an international force for good, championing best practice, responsible management, and sustainability. Membership to AMBA means being part of an international community of peers with access to business strategy thought leadership, career advice and knowledge, and an MBA jobs portal.

  • Our multi-award-winning events offer networking opportunities online and in person across all continents in association with international corporate partners and thought leaders exclusively for our members and accredited Business Schools. 

The Business Graduates Association (BGA) is an international membership and accreditation body of world-leading and high-potential Business Schools that share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning, and that are looking to provide a positive impact on their students, communities, and the economy as a whole. We offer: 

  • Quality assurance services to Business Schools and similar institutions, aimed at continuous improvement and positive impact to increase a Business School’s credibility and influence. 

  • Consultation and mentorship services to Business Schools to improve their marketing and admissions, programme design, alumni interaction, teaching methods, and career development services. 

  • Award-winning international events for Business School professionals, focused on continuous learning. 

  • Student and graduate membership, which includes social networking events worldwide, professional development tools, a Career Development Centre, and much more. 

  • Leading and award-winning content on responsible management, professional and personal growth, and influence via the Business Impact content hub.