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1 Victoria International MBA Thursday 25 March 2010 It is in our nature to never stop growing - Come grow with us Get amongst the Best

2 Invest in your Future! Get amongst the Best Victoria International MBA Information Seminar (4 th IMBA Intake – to commence Oct 2010)

3 Agenda  Welcome!  "My Study at Victoria" Miss Holly Warren, Vice-Consul, New Zealand Consulate-General to Hong Kong  "Get amongst the Best: Your Victoria International MBA" Dr. James Richard - Victoria International MBA Director  "The Education Silk Road between Victoria and CUHK" Mr. Jeremy Cheng - Victoria International MBA Administrator  "IMBA Graduate Sharing" Mrs. Margaret Lau, Executive Director, Oriental Logistics Holdings Company Ltd.  "IMBA Current Student Sharing" Ir. Raymond Wang, Business Operations Director, Solomon Systech  Open Floor – Questions and Discussion  Mingling with members of the Victoria International MBA Alumni Association of Hong Kong

4 Let’s start with a critical consideration: REPUTATION  New Zealand - a history of academic quality  Victoria University of Wellington - a tradition of excellence Get amongst the Best

5 New Zealand

6  A Unique Country with awesome scenery and friendly, informal people  Population of Four Million People – an innovative, adventurous group  Industries: agriculture, dairy, education, timber, tourism, wool

7 Education in New Zealand  World class institutions and internationally recognised qualifications  Nobel Laureates - Lord Rutherford (1909) - Dr Maurice Wilkins (1962) - Dr Alan MacDiarmid (2000)  Extremely competitive fee structure relative to other countries – best value for money!

8 Wellington – Intellectual & Creative Capital

9 Wellington – Home of Victoria University  Diplomatic and economic centre  Home of the Arts  Most educated workforce in NZ (37%)

10 Victoria University – A History of Academic Quality  Founding member of the University of NZ 1899  World class academic research in : –Commerce and Business Administration –Economics –Law –Government Studies –Earth Sciences –Linguistics  Research based teaching  Strong quality assurance systems

11 Victoria University – Today Our Charter – “We will provide transforming and lifelong educational experiences to students from a wide variety of nationalities and backgrounds.”  Highly Qualified Staff - Victoria Management School (85% with Doctorates)  Record Enrolments - 20,000 students and growing with1,800 international students from more than 75 different countries

12 Victoria International MBA – Attractive Features  Victoria University of Wellington  International curriculum tailored for experienced managers and creative entrepreneurs  Excellence by global standards  Convenient access to lectures  Course exemptions from CUHK programmes  New Zealand Study Tour  Friendly study environment  Strong quality assurance mechanisms

13 IMBA Advisory Board 13 A member of a select group of 160+ business schools worldwide with AMBA accreditation 5 paper exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants 6 paper exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants International Accreditations & Endorsement The New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is pleased to be associated with Victoria University of Wellington and is proud to endorse the Victoria International MBA administered by APIB at CUHK.

14 Programme of Study (16 Courses) Part 1:International Foundations of Business Administration IMBA 502 International Business Law IMBA 503 Economics, Global Organisations and International Markets IMBA 505 Organisational Behaviour – Cross-Cultural Perspectives IMBA 507 Information Systems within Global Networks IMBA 508 Multiple Perspectives in Management Decision-Making IMBA 509 International Financial and Management Accounting Part 2:Management Issues in International Business IMBA 516 Financial Management – An International Perspective IMBA 518 Marketing Management in a Global Business Environment IMBA 519 Human Resource Management in International Business IMBA 520 Operations Management for Global Competitive Advantage

15 Programme of Study Part 3:Integrating Perspectives Courses IMBA 532 Business Research Project IMBA 534 Strategic Management IMBA 560 Leading Change IMBA 565 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Part 4:IMBA Elective Courses (choose two from four) Advanced corporate strategist stream IMBA 535 Advanced Strategic Management IMBA 549 Systems Thinking and Creative Problem Solving Advanced personal competency stream IMBA 545 Creative Leadership IMBA 553 Project Management Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast is a recent graduate of the Victoria MBA programme.

16 Added Benefits – The Well-Rounded Graduate Personal Development Seminars Neuro-Linguistic Programming Skills for Executives Executive Presentation Skills Academic (Special Topic) Seminars Business Ethics Cross-Cultural Management Numerical Methods Leadership Practices Business Research Skills Pre-Examination Preparation Tutorials Four-Hour Tutorial to help prepare for each final examination IMBA alumni and students were welcomed by Ms. Adele Bryant, New Zealand Consul- General to Hong Kong at the Victoria China Alumni Reunion Function.

17 International MBA Faculty Professor John Davies Professor of Management BSc(Hons) MA, Lancaster Management Science Professor Brenda Porter BSc (Hons) Hull, BBS, PhD Massey, FCA CA (Scot) Financial and Managerial Accounting Professor Neil Quigley Pro-Vice-Chancellor, VUW BA MA Canterbury, PhD Toronto Economics

18 Student & Programme Support VUW Academic Staff IMBA Alumni Association IMBA Hong Kong Advisory Board

19 Programme Delivery (Designed for your lifestyle) Modular face-to-face teaching Lectures on alternate weekends Saturdays: 2:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sundays: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Between visits – student reading, assimilation, assignments (50%) Final examination – 1-2 weeks after the second visit (50%) Tutorial – 1 day before the final examination

20 New Zealand Study Tour (Programme Highlight)  IMBA students will be invited on a Study Tour of New Zealand, to include corporate visits, tourist visits and a visit to Victoria University of Wellington.  There will be an opportunity to meet and work with our New Zealand MBA students.  Students can use the NZ Study Tour to help fulfill the requirements of one IMBA elective (IMBA 532 – Business Research Project).  The NZ Study Tour will take place in November 2011.

21 IMBA Scholarships Victoria Pride To create a lasting relationship for our students with New Zealand - the origin of the programme. Eligibility: On the quality of the personal essay from interested candidates and consideration of academic progress in the programme to date Scholarship amount: HK$6,000 / winner Loyalty Points To encourage succession of the IMBA spirit Eligibility: Non-APIB / non- SCS candidates referred by IMBA alumni Scholarship amount: HK$1,000 for the referee & HK$4,000 for the referred

22 Student Attributes A high level of personal commitment: Full attendance Work experience in a relevant business setting: Contextual empathy Strong communication skills in English Academic competence

23 Application Process Completion of an application form + Relevant documentation + 2 recommendations + A non-refundable application fee of HK$200 Applications are to be submitted to The Asia-Pacific Institute of Business Key Dates (Successful Entrants) 17 October 2010 – IMBA Orientation Programme 23 & 24 October 2010 – Start of First Lecture – IMBA 518

24 Take a step towards your Future !

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