Students spent 20 hours each week on intensive courses, consisting of Doing Business in China, International Negotiation, International Finance and Strategy, for enhancing their understanding of doing business in the Chinese market.
“This is the first time that apprenticeship students were able to do an exchange programme and benefit from international mobility despite the pandemic context,” said Bo Deng, operations manager at SKEMA's China campus.
Among the four professionals as lecturers, Mark Lerner, founding partner of Morgen Evan Advisory Services, and Aurelien Millot, director of Made in Trading (importing and exporting) with nine years' professional experience in China, appreciated particularly interactive discussions with students via Microsoft Teams.
Thanks to the apprenticeship programme, students who participated in the study tour could draw on their experiences at wor and studying to ask more pertinent questions and they were more willing to get into discussions with the professionals.
Although the students couldn’t come to China for a face-to-face experience, they have gained a lot from the exchange.