Business brains required for HK summer school programme

Business brains required for HK summer school programme

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Last year's summer programme students.
Last year's summer programme students.
Photo: Richard Ivey School of Business
Senior secondary and first-year university students have the chance to learn the basics of business in the Ivey Summer Business Programme 2012, offered by the Richard Ivey School of Business. The Hong Kong and Beijing programmes offer participants the chance to learn about decision making by studying real business cases.

Dr Janet De Silva, Dean of Ivey Asia, said the two-week programme allows students to see things in context, with a strong emphasis on communication skills. "We look for students who are prepared to contribute their ideas because we believe a good leader should inspire and engage others," she said.

Lilian Ho King-yan was one of 30 students in last year's programme. "The case studies taught me how decisions were made in different circumstances in the real world," she said. "The world is changing; we can't learn just by reading theory in a textbook."

As media partner, Young Post has five scholarship places for our Junior Reporters for the Hong Kong summer programme. You must be a first-time applicant, entering Year 11 or 12 or the first year of university this autumn, and fluent in business-level English. To apply, e-mail reporters.club@scmp.com with your name, school information and daytime contact number, along with a short essay (250 words maximum) on "How you plan to become a future leader" by June 8. The five best candidates will be interviewed by Ivey.

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