Highly Valuable International Study Program

14-day in-depth study in the US, UK or EU

CoPE Level 3 Certificate authorized by British Ministry of Education

16 UCAS points for applications to universities in the UK, US and other countries

Introduction

ASDAN Mini MBA program aims to cultivate young people who have social responsibility, willing to cooperate with others, actively seek solutions, have the spirit of research, self-learning ability, and all-round development of comprehensive quality. The program achieves its training objectives through five curriculum modules: Business Exploration, Global Citizenship, Artistic Culture, Field Research and Future Education.
Under the guidance of tutors, students will conduct one-month independent research in China and 14-day in-depth research in the UK, US, or five European countries. All modules are conducted in multinational enterprises, financial institutions, government departments, international organizations and famous universities through interactive workshops, expert classes, field research and other forms.
At the same time, students will have the opportunity to apply for the CoPE Level 3 certificate authorized by the British Ministry of Education with 16 UCAS points. It is regarded as a “highly valuable international study program for overseas university applications”.

Highlights

Global Business Exploration

Multi-cultural Experience

6 Core Skills

Authoritative Certification

Mini MBA Values

Traditional study Tours

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ASDAN Mini MBA

                                         

Optional Routes

UK:

• Round 1: 2020.01.18-01.31
• Round 2: 2020.01.27-02.09

US:

• Round 1: 2020.01.18-01.31

EU: 

• Round 1: 2020.01.18-01.31

Program details

Trip highlights

Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship

UN Headquarters, Treasury Department of the US, US Capitol/ US Supreme Court/ The Pentagon, Newseum, Washington city tour, Freedom Trail
Business Exploration

Business Exploration

World Bank, Wall Street financial class, NBC, Macy's. Hershey's/ Harley/ Budweiser
Future Education

Future Education

Harvard, MIT, Yale, Columbia
Artistic Culture

Artistic Culture

Broadway, MOMI
Field Research

Field Research

Group research in New York to finish a group video

US Trip Agenda

Jan.18, 2020 - Jan.31, 2020 (14 days)

Day Location Morning Afternoon Evening
D1 Washington
D.C
Arrive in Washington D.C ASDAN Trainers
coach students
in writing their
portfolios in the
evenings
D2 Cross cultural communication and
business training to ensure students
understand the cultural differences
during the trip
Global citizenship:
VisitLincoln Cottage, learn about
racial equality
D3 Business exploration:
Visit Bureau of Engraving and Printing under the Ministry of Finance,
understand how the US government
manages its currency

(or) US Department of Defense, learn about American Military structure

Global citizenship:
US. Media Workshop, learn
development of the US. news
industry
D4 Global citizenship:
Visit The Capitol, learn about American
politics
Artistic culture:
Visit National Art Museum, Natural
History Museum etc.
Global citizenship:
Visit White House, Lincoln Memorial
Hall, Jefferson Memorial Hall, etc.
D5 New York Global citizenship:
Visit the Exhibition Center of the World Bank, understand the functions

of the bank, its poverty alleviation programs and its

contributions to global development

Business exploration:
Visit Harley Davidson, learn brand
history and productive process of
motorbike
(or) Hershey's chocolate, learn
manufacturing of chocolate
ASDAN Trainers
coach students
in writing their
portfolios in the
evenings
D6 Global citizenship:
Study the Statue of Liberty, understand
the immigration history of the US
Business exploration:
Macy's, learn features of US retailing
industry and operation of Macy's
Future education:
Columbia University, talk to students
to understand their application
process, recruitment standards and
campus culture
D7 New York Field research:
Students will team up to research an interesting topic (e.g. economics, culture,
religion, art). Each team is required to interview local people and make a video/
documentary about their team experience.
coach students
in writing their
portfolios in the
evenings
D8 Business exploration:
Wall Street or Museum of American
Finance
, learn US history of financial
industry and development of Wall
Street
Business exploration:
Research on Media by visiting NBC
Artistic culture:
Broadway class, learn business
model and operation of world-known
theatre
D9 Artistic culture:
Museum of Moving Image , learn more
about American visual arts
Global citizenship:
UN Headquarters
D10 New Heaven Drive to New Heaven Future education:
Yale University, talk to their students
to understand its application process,
recruitment standards and campus
culture
D11 Boston Future education:
MIT, learn more about campus life and
recruitment standards
Future education:
Harvard University, talk to Harvard
students to understand their
application process, recruitment
standards and campus culture +
lecture from current Harvard students
on'How to be a Good Leader'
ASDAN Trainers
coach students
in writing their
portfolios in the
evenings
D12 Global citizenship:
Freedom Trail history workshop, learn
about US immigration history
Shopping at Outlets
D13 Final Presentation & hand in ASDAN
portfolio
D14 Return to China

Trip highlights

Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship

British parliament, Royal Mint, MOSI, Royal culture, Big Ben/ the Thames
Business Exploration

Business Exploration

Lloyd's of London, Museum of Bank of England, Mini Cooper/ Land Rover, BBC, UK football club, Organic farm
Artistic Culture

Artistic Culture

Cockpit Art, Shakespeare's Globe, Tate Modern, British Museum, Natural History Museum
Field Research

Field Research

Group research in London to finish a group video
Future Education

Future Education

Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College/ LSE

UK Trip Agenda

Round 1: Jan.18, 2020 - Jan.31, 2020 (14 days)
Round 2: Jan.27 , 2020 - Feb.9, 2019 (14 days)

Day Location Morning Afternoon Evening
D1 London Arrive in London ASDAN Trainers coach students in writing their portfolios in the evenings
D2 Cross cultural communication training to ensure students understand the cultural difference in the country they are visiting
D3 Business exploration: Research on the Financial Industry by visiting Lloyd's, the world's most special insurance market Business exploration: Visit the museum of the Bank of England, (or) London Financial District, understanding the history of how the UK became one of the world's nancial centers
D4 Field research: Students will team up to deliver research on a variety of topics (e.g. economics, culture, religion, art). Each team is required to interview local people and make a video documentary about their team work experience.
D5 Artistic culture: Visit Shakespeare's Globe, to understand more about traditional British literature and the theatre Artistic culture: Visit Tate Modern, experience European modern art and business strategies
D6 Artistic culture: Visit Cockpit Arts, learn more about British designers' lives and their business strategies Global Citizenship: Visit Royal Mint to know development of UK's monetary policy (or) The Houses of Parliament, learn UK governmental structure and decisionmaking process
D7 Artistic Culture: Visit The British Museum, one of the most famous museums in the world(or) London Street Art, appreciate modernstreet art of London with art workers Future Education: Visit LSE / UCL, talk to students to understand its application process, recruitment standards and campus culture
D8 Oxford Future education: Visit Oxford University, understand the recruitment standards and campus culture Business exploration: VisitMini Cooper factory / Land Rover Factory / Morgan Motors, learn moreabout the car manufacturing industry ASDAN Trainers coach students in writing their portfolios in the evenings
D9 Cambridge Future education: Visit Cambridge University, understand the recruitment standards and campus culture, punting on the River Cam
D10 Manchester / Bristol / Bath Drive to Manchester / Bristol / Bath Global citizenship: Visit MOSI, learn about history of world industrial revolution (or) Future education: Visit Bristol / Bath University / Universtity of Manchester, one of the most beautiful examples of British architecture
D11 Business exploration: Research Media by visiting BBC Business exploration: Visit Manchester United Football Club, understand how they run the UK No. 1 sports business Drive to London
D12 London Business exploration: Visit Organic Farm, learn how to manage a farm financially (or) Artistic culture: Natural History Museum, explore the variety of biology on the earth
D13 Closing ceremony: Final Presentation & hand in ASDAN portfolio Global citizenship: London city tour: Big Ben / Buckingham Palace / St James's Park / Downing Street / the Thames / Oxford Street
D14 Return to China

Trip highlights

Field Research

Field Research

Group research in Munich to finish a group video
Artistic Culture

Artistic Culture

Louvre, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Luxemboug National Nature and History Museum/ Museum of Natual History and Arts

EU Trip Agenda

Jan.18, 2020 - Jan.31, 2020 (14 days)

Day Location Morning Afternoon Evening
D1 Switzerland Arrive in Zurich ASDAN Trainers coach students in writing their portfolios in the evenings
D2 Opening Ceremony & ASDAN skill training Global citizenship:

Climb Swiss mountains , appreciate Swiss snow-capped mountains and tranquil villages

D3 Germany Drive Munich Future Education:

visit TUM/ LMU, communicate with guides or students, learn about campus life, admission standards and application procedure

D4 Business exploration:

Visit BMW/ Audi  factory, learn more about its history, industrial prodcution line and marketing

Business exploration:

Visit FC Bayern Erlebniswelt and Allianz Arena, learn more about FC Bayern's development and operation and the structure and function of the Arena;

Global Citizenship:

Munich city tour: Marienplatz/ New Town Hall/ München Residenz

D5 Field research:

Students will team up to research an interesting topic (e.g. economics, culture, religion, art). Each team is required to interview local people and make a video/ documentary about their team experience.

D6 Business exploration:

Visit German Beer Brewing factory, learn about the development of German beer industry, brewing technique and marketing

Drive to Frankfurt
D7 Business exploration:

Visit  Money Museum/ European Central Bank,  learn more about German financial Industry

Business exploration:

Visit Frankfurt financial district, gain more insight into German financial institutions and industry

D8 Luxembourg Drive to Luxembourg

Visit NNHM/ MNHA, learn more about the country's history and culture

Global Citizenship:

Luxembourg city tour:  Palais

Grand-Ducal/ Place de la Constitution

ASDAN Trainers coach students in writing their portfolios in the evenings
D9 Belgium Drive to Brussels

Artistic culture:

Visit the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, learn about The Death of Marat and other Belgian and European paintings and sculptures since middle ages

Global Citizenship:

Brussels city tour: Palais Royal/ Hôtel de Ville/ St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral

D10 Global citizenship:

Visit EU Headquaters, learn about the European Parliament by playing roles of politicians, etc.

Business exploration:

Visit Belgian Chocolate Factory, learn about chocolate making industry and make chocolate in person

D11 France Drive to Reims Business exploration:

Visit Champagne factory, understand the history and art of French champagne

D12 Artistic culture:

Visit Louvre Museum, one of the most famous museums in the world, appreciate beauty of Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, the Code of Hammurabi and other art works

Future education:

Visit PSL University/ École Polytechnique/ Université Paris I, talk with students to understand their application process, recruitment standards and campus culture

D13 Closing Ceremony:

Final Presentation & hand in ASDAN portfolio

Business exploration:

Visit Lafayette: understand the operation and marketing of the largest mall in France

D14 Return to China

Academic system

ASDAN Skills

Working with others

Problem solving

Improving own learning and performance

Oral presentation

Discussion

Research

ASDAN MINI MBA Training Schedule

Aim Content Hours Location
General
Training
ASDAN Mini MBA
Agenda
0.5 In School
ASDAN CoPE
Introduction
0.5 In School
Cross Culture
Communication
1 Overseas
Research
Skill
Research Topic:
How to find your broad
area of interest
0.5 In School
Research Topic:
What is a hypothesis
How to plan research
0.5 In School
How to do primary and
secondary research
0.5 In School
How to do interview 0.5 In School
How to write a report 0.5 In School
Improving
own
Learning and
performance
Skill
Learning style and selfstudying 0.5 In School
How to plan your study:
SMART Targets
0.5 In Schoo
Learning tools: Gant
chart and mind map
0.5 In School
How to carry out your
plan and how to review
your learning process
0.5 In School
Problem
Solving Skill
How to find and analyse
a problem
0.5 In School

Aim Content Hours Location
Problem
Solving Skill
How to find different
options to solve the
problem and choose
the best one
0.5 In School
How to plan and search
for resources to solve a
problem
0.5 In Schoo
Case study 0.5 In School
How to carry out your
plan and how to review
your problem solving
processes
0.5 In School
Oral
Presentation
Skill
Body language, eye
contact and use of
voice
1 Overseas
Presentation structure 1 Overseas
Making a PPT 1 Overseas
Final presentation 2 Overseas
Discussion
Skill
How to present your
idea
1 Overseas
How to manage your
opinion
1 Overseas
Final discussion 1 Overseas
Working
with others
Skill
Set a team goal, distribute
responsibilities and
communicate with others
1 Overseas
Carry out team plan 16 Overseas
Show team work 2 Overseas

Certificates

"CoPE" Certificate

Certificate of "University Award"

ASDAN policies and regulations

The following procedures are designed to maintain the standards and relate to the current regulatory requirements. All candidates that wish to join ASDAN programs must agree and adhere to these policies and procedures.

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Registration and Payment Process

Step 1: Registration and Passport Application

Please apply for passport if you still don't have it. Fill in the application form, and send it to minimba@seedasdan.org by scanning it or taking a photo; or scan the QR code to fill in application form online.

Step 2: Contract Signing Protocol

ASDAN China will send the contract to students who pass the interview.
Parents should sign the contract and send it back to us or the school. If necessary, the school can hold an illustration meeting.

Step 3: Payment Confirmation

Following the parents' conference and once participant contracts have been received, students or parents should pay the required fees through bank transfer within 5 working days.

Step 4: Visa (October-November 2019)

After students have obtained their passport, they should, in accordance with the visa material package prepare the relevant materials and submit them to ASDAN China. ASDAN China will make an appointment and arrange all other visa formalities.

Step 5: Academic Training (November-December 2019)

Once students have completed payment, ASDAN China will send professional trainers to schools to give 8 hours of introductory training on the CoPE portfolio and other specific Mini MBA academic knowledge.

Step 6: Participate the MINI MBA Program (January-February 2020)

Students will travel around the selected country and complete the ASDAN portfolio under their ASDAN Trainer's guidance. They will submit the final report to ASDAN UK.

Step 7: Receiving Results (March 2020)

The final results will be announced by ASDAN UK within 30 work days of the report submission. Students who have passed the review will gain the CoPE Certificate and 16 UCAS Points.

FAQ

1. Will participating in this program guarantee I obtain UCAS points? How can I obtain UCAS points?

The ASDAN Mini MBA program does not guarantee students will receive the CoPE qualification or 16 UCAS points. All students who participate in this program need to complete the ASDAN portfolio under their teacher's guidance in order to receive CoPE. This involves recording their academic experiences in detail. The final report will be submitted to the ASDAN headquarters in the UK. Only those who pass the review will obtain their CoPE and in turn receive 16 UCAS points. These UCAS points will be added automatically to the student’s credentials, which can prove to be an essential piece of evidence for their personal statement. For more information on the UCAS credit conversion and bonus system, please see UCAS official website:https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/entry-requirements/tariff/tariff-tables/1216

2. What will happen if I didn't pass in the end? Will I get corresponding points(<16)?

The result will be either pass or fail. If you pass, you will get 16 UCAS points; if you don't pass, you will not get any points. It is possible you may receive a University Award from ASDAN if you do not pass, which will prove that you attended an ASDAN international program. Your work will be checked by ASDAN UK to see if it qualifies for either award.

3. If I am a student who comes from a lower grade or lack many personal skills that the ASDAN CoPE award monitors, does it mean I will have lower chance of passing the CoPE Level-3 qualification?

CoPE requires you to develop your personal skills in 6 different aspects, it's not a competition or examination. As long as you fully participate and develop yourself in different aspects as required, you will have a fair chance of obtaining the certificate.