23
Apr
2018
A Great Start to Something New
  At a place as big as the Chinese University of Hong Kong, it can be very difficult to make friends and meet new people. As an ABS Cohort 8 student, our cohort was lucky enough to be invited on a two-days-and-one-night Orientation Camp on 29-30 March 2018 in Pak Tam Chung Holiday Camp. The interactive and experiential activities throughout the camp were fun, exciting and challenging. It also enabled us to develop teamwork, leadership and communications through a number of workshops and team building trainings. To help our cohort in getting to know each other, we participated in a team building training called Giant Ladder. It was similar to rock climbing but instead we were climbing wooden rods of different lengths. The goal was to reach the top and ring the bell. Although this was a demanding task, all of us managed to walk out of our comfort zone, built up our self-confident and learnt to work well with our partner.After being physically exhausted, a case analysis workshop was scheduled to test our minds. During the two hours, we acted as business consultants solving complex problems for different companies. We learnt how being detail-oriented is a must when faced with a case and managing our time efficiently so that the task can be done on time. The second day kicked off with an interactive workshop about how to work and communicate with people. Through role-play, we had a deeper understanding of effective communication. This session greatly enhanced and improved our skills of interacting with others.The camp concluded with another team building activity which was a 64-square grid game. We had to remember a path instructed by the coach and every member had to walk the route once. At first, we encountered difficulty in memorizing the route and coming up with ways to complete the mission. Hence, we were not able to finish the path within time limit. Fortunately, through trial and error, cooperation between our members, we managed to get the job done.The two team building training not only helped our cohort in further getting to know each other but it enabled us to establish trust both as an individual and with each other. We, as a team learnt how to make informed group decisions based on the difficult circumstances and solve any problems that may come our way.The time we spent together flies like an arrow. We are grateful to have this opportunity to get to know each other. This is just the beginning and we look forward to embarking on a fruitful ABS journey ahead of us together in the coming three years.By Jason Wu, Kelly Hui (Cohort 8, Class of 2021) 
22
Dec
2017
Come and Join Us! ABS Transfer-in Application & Information Session (8th Cohort, 2018/19)
The 8th cohort of Asian Business Studies (ABS) will soon accept transfer-in applications! Application Period: January 8 – 19, 2018With an aim to foster young generation to become international business leaders who well-versed in Asian region, ABS provides you a rich exposure to business practices and culture in three of the most important business centers in Asia – Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong, through a cohort exchange study at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Waseda University and CUHK. For admission criteria, please go to “Start your application”. To learn more about and hear our current students’ experience with the program, please join and meet us at the Information Session: Date: January 10, 2018 (Wednesday) Time: 6:30 p.m. Venue: LT7, 3/F, Cheng Yu Tung Building Registration: Please complete online form here (Deadline: January 9) Note: Students can only accept ONE offer from the three business streams under Integrated BBA Program of CUHK Business School (i.e. Asian Business Studies (ABS), Global Business Studies (GBS), and International Business and Chinese Enterprise (IBCE)).
04
Dec
2017
ABS Evening Sharing: Insights from a Business Consulting Professional
ABS was honored to invite Mr Jacky Lui, the Principal of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and also an alumnus of CUHK BBA, as a guest speaker in the Evening Sharing Sessions on 27 November 2017, to share with ABS students his experience as a business consultant with BCG, how to build a career in consulting, and the key attributes of a successful consultant. "It was a pleasure to have spent the evening learning from Mr Jacky Liu about the consulting industry and his experience at BCG. We had an insightful conversation on the prospects of consultancy, tips regarding career planning in the industry and the value of consultants to the corporate world,” shared by Frances Kang (ABS, Year 3). “As third-year students, we are grateful for the opportunity to not only build relationship with professionals but to also gather information and find out which career fits best in the process."  
29
Nov
2017
ABS Students Visited John Swire & Sons
On 23 November 2017, ABS students visited John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited (JSS) to learn about its company background and Management Trainee Program at blueprint, where is a business community owned by Swire Properties that facilitating a connective and flexible event and co-working spaces. In addition to the company sharing, students were honored to have a tour to the Swire H.K. Archive Service, and introduced the importance of the archive service to the Swire Group. “The Swire Group visit was truly a valuable opportunity for us. Not only did we gain a more comprehensive understanding of Swire’s diverse industries covering beverage, aviation, property and many others, but also learn directly from the recruitment professionals. It was definitely helpful and beneficial to our future career planning,” said Keven Lee (ABS, Year 2).  
17
Nov
2017
Singapore Study Trip Showed the Limitless Future of FinTech to ABS Students
A group of 10 students from Asian Business Studies (ABS) Program participated in a three-day study trip to Singapore from 2 - 4 November 2017. Led by Dr. Anson Au Yeung, ABS Program Co-Director, the group developed their insights into Singapore’s business environment, and its position as one of the leading business hubs of Southeast Asia through company visits and lectures. Students first visited Otonomos, an international FinTech start-up, where they were introduced to the concepts of blockchain technology, and how the company transformed and streamlined traditional companies’ incorporation and governance processes through digitalization.   Visit to Otonomas During the visit to National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School, students attended a lecture by Prof. Toh Mun Heng, where they learned how the country’s economy flourished under the leadership of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, through the development in industries, including manufacturing, trade, business services, and finance. Lecture by Prof. Toh Mun Heng, NUS Business School : "Singapore Story of Economic Development" The final stop of company visits took students to Citi Innovation Lab in Changi Business Park. Students were greeted by the industry experts from Citi Innovation Lab team, who shared valuable insights of how the landscape of the banking industry has transformed with the introduction of FinTech. Students also enjoyed an interactive workshop to gain first-hand experience of the bank’s design thinking process, and to learn how to utilize the same concepts to create their very own innovative products and services. Innovative Design Thinking Workshop at Citi Innovation Lab in Singapore “For a business student, understanding the latest industry trend and the increasing complex global business environment is much more important than mastering textbook knowledge,” shared by Michael Guo (ABS, Year 3). “The trip was insightful and valuable to prepare me for the challenges ahead. Exploring Singapore allows me to have a more comprehensive view of Asian business.”Click here to view more trip highlights on the CUHK Business School website