Runshen Chen

Hometown: Guangzhou, China

Undergrad School: Lingnan (University) College, Sun Yat-sen University

Undergrad Major: Economics

Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, English


Why did you choose this program? I chose this program for the exceptional opportunity to explore education, culture, and business environments in three continents in one year. The program offers real cases to study cooperation with multinationals as well as organizes trips to companies in each of the three regions. The research projects and international networks will provide us with pragmatic insight into global business.

What do you enjoy about the program so far? I really enjoy the thoughtfulness and kindness of the faculty, who are always helpful and open-minded to our academic and social needs. Professors and deans have already invited us to lunch and even into their homes. The career service teams really aim to promote our soft skills and also provide mock interviews, mentorship programs, and networking events with alumni.

What has surprised you about the program so far? I was surprised by my classmates' amount of international experience, including internships, full-time jobs, volunteer work, and travel. I have classmates who have founded start-ups, worked in cross-border M&A, and studied for years in Asia. I have enjoyed learning about everyone’s unique experiences.

Fun facts: Last year, I took a trip to Barcelona as an exchange student in Europe. I told myself I would return in 10 years, but never imagined the day would come so soon.

Hobbies: table tennis, swimming, trumpet, Chinese calligraphy.

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Message from Three Deans
"This program will provide students with unparalleled in-depth exposure to unique cultures and different business environments in Asia, Europe and the USA. These exposures will not only enable the students to have fast-track careers but also will have great impact on their lives as individuals."
Prof. Xu Xinzhong
Dean of Lingnan (University) College at Sun Yat-sen University, China
"The programme will provide a high-added-value experience that will prepare recent graduates – mainly from the Americas, Europe and Asia – to achieve excellence in the complex and dynamic global economy." "All three schools consider this programme to be an integrative proposal in terms of both the curriculum and the various components of the academic and vital experience."
Prof. Josep Franch
Dean of ESADE Business School, Spain
"The new program allows students to study on three continents and receive two master's degrees and a certificate from three world class business schools in one integrated experience. It marks a critical step forward in providing a new generation of business leaders with the skills and experiences they need to meet the challenges of today's demanding global business environment."
"We look forward to working in close collaboration with our outstanding partners at ESADE and Lingnan to ensure that the new program offers a truly world-class educational experience"
Prof. Carl Zeithaml
Dean of McIntire School of Commerce, Virginia University