MGIM Summer Experience
During six weeks, from May, 18 to June, 26, thirteen students in the Master of Global Innovation Program (MGIM) are putting their innovation skills to work on three projects for Acon Biotech in Hangzhou, China, a global health care products and services provider.
This China Summer Experience (CSE) is a unique opportunity offered within the one-year dual degree program run in partnership by the IAE-Marseille Graduate School of Management in France and the NC State Poole College of Management’s Jenkins Graduate School in the US.
The MGIM students work in three teams in China. One focuses on Ebola detection, another on Diabetes and mHealth; and the last one researches product features and potential markets for an emerging technology.
The Chinese Summer Experience is arranged through the School of Management at Zhejiang University in partnership with IAE and NC State. Students live in housing on Zhejiang's campus and worked each day at the host company, providing a great cultural immersion experience. Zhejiang University also provides the students basic training in business Chinese language and customs for doing business in China.
Project-based learning is integrated throughout the MGIM curriculum. In the course of their studies in France and the U.S. this past year, the MGIM students worked on a total of 15 projects for 12 companies.