8-day in-depth study in Shanghai & Hangzhou or Beijing & Tianjin
Multi-modules: field research, lectures, case study, practical activities and presentation
AoPE Certicate at level 3 gives students extra 8 UCAS pointsfor university application
Officially supported by the International Writing, Photo and Multimedia Contest
ASDAN Mini MBA Program aims to cultivate internationally competent talents who have social responsibility and are ready to cooperate, brave pressure and challenges, seek creative solutions, carry out research and pursue selfimprovement. It includes Technology Innovation, Business and Entrepreneurship. Under the guidance of tutors, students will conduct 1-month independent research and 2-week in-depth field research in Shanghai & Hangzhou or Beijing & Tianjin. All modules are conducted in multinational enterprises, financial institutions and social organization through interactive workshops, expert lectures, field research and other forms of study.
During the program students will be working on their portfolios to apply for the AoPE Level 3 certificate, approved by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), with 8 UCAS points, which will greatly boost university application in the future.
Traditional Study Tour Project
ASDAN ASDAN Mini MBA (China)
Route：The business strategy route of Shanghai and Hangzhou
• Location：Shanghai and Hangzhou
• Date：August 1st-8th，2022（8 days）
Route：The technology innovation route of Beijing and Tianjin
• Location：Beijing and Tianjin
• Date：August 1st-8th，2022（8 days）
|D1||Beijing||Arrive, meet in the hotel||Opening ceremony
Introduction to the features of a regional economy & objectives of the program. Ice breaking and grouping.
|AoPE skill training: Team
Qualified ASDAN trainer will give team work training and guide the group to hold
the 1st group meeting to choose the topic, set the
shared goal and confirm the job to each group member
Lenovo: a world-leading computer enterprise shows visitors the impact of AI on the world.
Cheetah Mobile: The first in the industry to deliver a new generation of service robots integrating "AI + software + hardware + services."
|Research Skills 1
preparation: summarize the data collected during the day and complete "Do part" of the AoPE portfolio.
Startup Grind: a global startup community designed to educate, inspire and connect
entrepreneurs. Students will participate in a workshop to experience the way entrepreneurs think and act.
JD Asia one: world-leading Logistics Park, learning how science and technology changed people's life;(or)
China Science and Technology Museum: a national-level comprehensive technology
museum, cultivate scientic knowledge and scientic ideas through visits and practices
|Research Skills 2
composing: summarize the data collected during the day and work on the structure of the essay.
Face Recognition and Application Workshop:such as access control system, mobile phone unlocking, detection; introduction of face recognition method; creating simple face recognition model ; (or)
Design Thinking Workshop: learn about innovative thinking and tools from Stanford University, understand design thinking, build empathy, prototyping and other thinking skills.
|【APP Design Workshop】
The product manager of famous Internet enterprise will give a
presentation on how to design a user-friendly APP and how to build
|2nd group meeting:
confirm the interview
content and the story line
|D5||【Team Working Day】
Each group will get budget and explore Beijing with own-planned route, shooting a maximum 5-minute long micro film, and record the process and findings in the AoPE
Location 1: Nanluoguxiang/Shichahai
Nanluoguxiang is the most popular and one of the oldest Hutongs in Beijing with a history of more than 740 years. It is not only a paradise for foodies and curious people, but also a good place to appreciate Beijing traditional quadrangle courtyard. Shichahai is always a good place to local residents' recreational life
Location 2 : Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall
There are many different exhibition zones showing different content. The exhibition hall not only uses large amount of pictures and documents, but also employs multimedia methods to demonstrate the history and future planning of the city.
|3rd group meeting:
summarize the results of
field research. Complete
the "Do-Review Part" of the AoPE portfolio.
Research Skills 3
the collected data, complete "Review part”
of the AoPE portfolio and
work on the essay
|D6||Tianjin||Head to Tianjin||【Aerospace Science And Technology】
Airbus A320 Tianjin Factory: The only production line of the four Airbus assembly plants outside of Europe. Watch the production and assembly process of huge aircrafts closely, learn the quality standards of Airbus, and understand its great significance for the entire Chinese aircraft industry.
|Complete AoPE portfolio|
|D7||【Aerospace Science And Technology】
Visit the Third Research Institute of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation:
the institute has won more than 130 national and ministerial scientific and technological progress
awards. Visit the institute and learn about its core professional computer, communication, measurement control and microsystem integration
systems used by Ministry of National Defense.
|【Aerospace Science And Technology】
Visit the rocket manufacturing base, the key enterprise of the
national major science and technology project, watch the assembly and testing workshop of
the new generation carrier rocket.
|Hand in AoPE portfolio and group assignment.|
Have a group presentation and hand in AoPE portfolio to ASDAN UK for assessment
|Dismiss after closing ceremony and depart from Tianjin.|
* Agenda is subject to change.
|D1||Shanghai||Arrive, meet in the hotel||Opening ceremony: Introduction to the features of a regional economy & objectives of the program. Ice breaking and grouping.||AoPE skill training: Team working Qualifed ASDAN trainer will give team work training and guide the group to hold the 1st group meeting to choose the topic, set the shared goal and confirm the job to each group member|
|D2||【Bright Dairy】 Learn how the well-known brand became the industry leading giant and why product quality in vital to a company.||【BMW/SGM】 BMW: learn about the famous German craftsmanship, BMW products, brand concepts and its development; (or) SGM: learn about the history of joint venture, witness the car production process in the workshop.||Research Skills1 preparation:summarize the collected data and complete "Do part" of the AoPE portfolio.|
|D3||【Startup Lab】 A global Startup community designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs. Students will participate in a workshop to experience the way entrepreneurs think and act.||【Public utilities】 Visit the world's first listed human settlement water treatment company Canature, learn about the concept of symbiosis between enterprises and the society; (or) Schindler Elevator：The world's leading provider of elevators, escalators, moving walks and related services.||Research Skills2 composing: summarize lected during the day and work on the structure of the essay.|
|D4||【Internet economy】 Learn Internet business model design and business growth to find out the core competitiveness of enterprises in the Internet era, understand the celebrity economy, and participate in the live streaming.||【Introduction to Business Strategy】 Learn about the life cycle, the sustainable competitive advantage of a company, figure out the organic or inorganic growth strategy, analyze how Blue Ocean Strategy and business model innovation are closely aligned. Systematically think about building long-term plans using strategic leverage.||2nd group meeting: confirm the interview content and the story line of micro-film.|
|D5||【Team Working Day】 Each group will get budget and explore Shanghai with own-planned route. Make a creative commercial film using the business knowledge you have learned and record the process and findings in the AoPE portfolio. Topic 1: Shanghai city promotional film "The Depth of the City" What does Shanghai look like? Use your camera and business knowledge to make Shanghai visible to more people in the world. Topic 2 : "The Light of National Products in the Golden Age" Create a memorable advertisement and introduce the change and development of business strategy for domestic products, such as SPDC, Liushen, Warrior, Feiyue, White Rabbit.||3rd group meeting: summarize the results of field research. Complete the "Do-Review Part" of the AoPE portfolio|
|D6||Hangzhou||Head to Hangzhou||【Feild Research】 The Hangzhou International Expositon Center serves as the main venue of the G20 Hangzhou Summit to receive leaders and guests from many countries. It presents the local charm of Chinese civilization, and also writes a new definition for "China's service".||Research Skills3 completion summarize the collected data, complete "Review part” of the AoPE portfolio and the essay.|
|D7||【Feild Research】 Visit Wahaha, brand all people in China know from childhood, to learn how to build brand IP, and find out about interesting business strategies;(or) The first Chinese cultural and creative industrial park - Wang Xingji. Understand how traditonal enterprise survive in nowadays.||【Feild Research】 Joyoung: Learn about Joyoung culture, innovation and health DNA, and understand the transformation of traditional manufacturing.||Hand in AoPE portfolio and group video.|
|D8||Closing ceremony: Have a group presentation and hand in AoPE portfolio to ASDAN UK for assessment||Dismiss after closing ceremony and depart from Hangzhou.|
AoPE Training System
|Comprehension||Introduction of ASDAN Mini MBA China||0.5|
|Introduction of ASDAN AoPE Portfolio|
|Planning and review learning||Making a plan by SMART Rules||0.5|
|High-efficiency tool: mind map||0.5|
|Key points of "carry-out" and "review" in ASDAN AoPE portfolio||0.5|
|Plan implementation, documenting, retrospective reflection and gathering evidence||online one-on-one tutoring one month before the trip|
|Research Skills||Choosing a topic in the area of students' interest||0.5|
|Making a hypothesis and confirming research objectives||0.5|
|Collecting information and evidence||0.5|
|Conducting questionnaires and interviews|
|The format of an essay||0.5|
|Choosing a topic and writing own research plan||online one-on-one tutoring one month before the trip|
|Interviewing, researching, making a conclusion and presenting research in a written form||10||Team Working||A shared goal setting and a job allocation in a team||4|
|Carrying out the team plan||6|
|Showing the result of Teamwork arrangement||0.5|
|Oral Presentation||Skills needed for oral presentation, including body language, eye contact, voice volume
and speech rate
|Structure of the presentation||0.5|
|Feedback on the oral presentation skills||0.5|
|于Oral presentation of the research findings at the closing ceremony||0.5|
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Value for applying university
Students participating in the project have the opportunity to obtain the AoPE Certificate at level 3 gives students extra 8 UCAS points
Value for applying to UK Universities
Acquire 8 UCAS points for applying to UK Universities
Step 1: Registration Application (February - June, 2022)
Step 2: Contract Signing Protocol (February - June, 2022)
Step 3: Academic Training (July, 2022)
Once students have completed payment, professional ASDAN China trainers will provide training on Mini MBA arrangement and AoPE portfolio.
Step 4: Participate in the Mini MBA Program (JAugust, 2022)
Participate in the Mini MBA program and work on the ASDAN portfolio under ASDAN trainer's guidance.
Step 5: Receiving Results (September, 2022)
The final results will be announced by ASDAN UK within 30-45 working days after the report submission. Students who have passed the review will gain the AoPE Certificate and 8 UCAS Points.