MMS: DKU Experiential Learning & Student Engagement
From working with companies and solving industry challenges at case study events, to attending conferences in order to gain insight into various fields, the Master of Management Studies: Duke Kunshan University program allows you to take an active, hands-on approach to your business education. Read on to learn more about some of our most notable experiential learning activities and career exploration programs.
Career Exploration Trips & Corporate Visits
On career exploration trips, you’ll have the opportunity to visit companies in China to meet with executives and Duke University alumni, and learn about potential employment opportunities.
Corporate visits involve on-site meetings with executives, discussing everything from entry-level employment opportunities to in-depth processes and challenges of specific industries and companies. Shanghai is conveniently accessible from Kunshan by high-speed train, so you'll have frequent opportunities to visit this city that is a popular destination for corporate headquarters of multinational companies.
The Distinguished Speaker Series
MMS: DKU students have access to some of the world’s top leaders in business while studying at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business campus, as well. High-profile corporate executives often come to share insights on current business issues and corporate strategies. Highlights of past Distinguished Speaker Series guests include:
- Tim Cook, CEO, Apple
- Chad Dickerson, CEO, Etsy
- Walter Robb, Co-CEO, Whole Foods
- Bill McDermott, Co-Chief Executive Officer, SAP AG
- Shelly Lazarus, Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy & Mather
- Bob McDonald, Chief Executive Officer, Procter & Gamble
- George Bodenheimer, President, ESPN, Inc. and ABC Sports
- Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- Stephen Quinn, Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer, Walmart U.S.
- Timothy Flynn, Chairman, KPMG LLP
- Beth Comstock, Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer, GE
- Punit Renjen, Chairman, Deloitte, LLP
Student Engagement Through Industry Seminars
Industry Seminars offer an in-depth look at day-to-day life in fields such as marketing, finance, technology, consulting, and healthcare. Attendees hear from practitioners about what it’s really like to work in these industries and fields and discuss the key trends shaping the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for students interested in careers in these areas.
Master of Management Studies: Duke Kunshan University students have the opportunity to experience hands-on, experiential learning opportunities throughout their time studying in the United States and China. MMS: DKU students will enjoy travel opportunities, speakers, corporate visits and more. Contact us for further information, or begin your application today!