Highly valuable International Study Program for overseas University applications

150 guided learning hours in the US, UK, Canada or EU

16 UCAS points from CoPE for applications to most UK universities

Certificates approved by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and UCAS for application to universities in the 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 2 months of independent research in China and 14 days of in-depth research in the UK, US, five European countries or Canada. 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 UCAS points. It is regarded as a “highly valuable international study program for overseas university applications”.

Highlights

5 Routes

In-depth Exploration

6 Core Skills

Authoritative Certification

Mini MBA Values

Traditional study Tours

VS

ASDAN Mini MBA

                                         

Optional Routes

UK:

• Round 1: 2019.06.21-07.04
• Round 2: 2019.07.02-07.15
• Round 3: 2019.07.18-07.31
• Round 4: 2019.08.03-08.16

US:

• Round 2: 2019.07.02-07.15
• Round 3: 2019.07.18-07.31

CAN: 

• Round 3: 2019.07.18-07.31

EU: 

• Round 3: 2019.07.18-07.31

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

Jul.2, 2019 - Jul.15, 2019 (14 days)
Jul.18, 2019 - Jul.31, 2019 (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 Global citizenship:
Visit Bureau of Engraving and Printing under the Ministry of Finance,
understand how the US government
manages its currency
Global citizenship:
US. Media Workshop, learn
development of the US. news
industry
D4 Global citizenship:
Visit The Capitol, learn about American
politics
(or) United States Department of
Defense
, learn about the structure of
the American Military
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 US Supreme Court, to know US
judicial system
(or) The World Bank, understand how
the Bank decides investments to ensure
sustainable 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 nancial
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: Jun.21, 2019 - Jul.4, 2019 (14 days)
Round 2: Jul.2 , 2019 - Jul.15, 2019 (14 days)
Round 3: Jul.18 , 2019 - Jul.31, 2019 (14 days)
Round 4: Aug.3 , 2019 - Aug.16, 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 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, learn more about 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 Drive to Manchester/ Bristol Global citizenship: Visit MOSI, learn about history of world industrial revolution (or) Future education: Visit Bristol/Bath University, 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 nancially (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

Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship

EU Parliament, Cross-culture class, Amsterdam, Hague, Swiss snow mountain, Paris city tour
Field Research

Field Research

Group research in Zurich to finish a group video
Artistic Culture

Artistic Culture

Louvre

EU Trip Agenda

Jul.18, 2019 - Jul.31, 2019 (14 days)

Day Location Morning Afternoon Evening
D1 Germany Arrival in Germany ASDAN Trainers
coach students
in writing their
portfolios in the
evenings.
D2 Opening Ceremony & ASDAN skill
training
Business exploration:
Gain more insights into the Financial
Industry by visiting Deutsche
Bundesbank

(or) learn more about the Financial
Industry by visiting Frankfurt financial
district
D3 Drive to Stuttgart
Business exploration:
German Beer Brewing factory, learn
development of beer making industry
of Germany
Business exploration:
BMW/ Audi / Mercedes Benz factory,
learn more about the car industry
D4 Switzerland Global citizenship:
Swiss mountains
ASDAN Trainers
coach students
in writing their
portfolios in the
evenings.
D5 Field research:
Students will team up to deliver research on interesting topics (e.g. economics,
culture, religion, art etc.). Each team is required to interview local people and
make a video/documentary about their team experience
D6 Global citizenship:
UBS: cross cultural communication training to ensure students understand the
culture differences in the countries they are visiting
D7 France Drive to Paris
Artistic culture:
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 works of
art
D8 France Global citizenship:
Paris - Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame
Cathedral, Sacré-Coeur, ChampsElysées,
Arc de Triomphe etc.
Business exploration:
Visit Lafayette: marketing of a
department store
D9 Drive to Reims
Business exploration:
Wine or Champagne factory, understand how to manage a luxury businesses
D10 Belgium Drive to Brussels
Global citizenship:
learn about the EU Parliament by playing roles of politicians, etc.
D11 Business exploration:
Visit Belgian Chocolate Factory, learn about chocolate making industry and try to
make chocolate
Drive to Amsterdam
D12 Netherlands Global citizenship:
Visit Amsterdam, learn its unique
canal culture
Business exploration:
Visit Ajax football club, learn about
development of European sports
business
(or) Hague, learn about its role in
international justice
D13 Final Presentation & hand in ASDAN
portfolio
Shopping
D14 Return to China

行程亮点

Business Exploration

Business Exploration

Toyota, CBA, Toronto Financial District, Blue Bird Baseball Club, Beta Shoe Museum, Maple Syrup Workshop
Future education

Future education

Waterloo, McGill/ Toronto
Field Research

Field Research

Group research in Toronto and finish a group video
Artistic Culture

Artistic Culture

AGO

CAN Trip Agenda

Time: Jul.18, 2019 to Jul.31, 2019 (14 Days)

Day Location Morning Afternoon Evening
D1 Toronto Arrive in Toronto 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
D3 Business exploration:
Visit Toyota Manufacturing, learn more about
the car manufacturing industry
Business exploration:
Visit Blue Bird Baseball Club- Rogers
Center
, learn about history and
development of Canadian baseball
industry
D4 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.
D5 Future education:
Visit University of Waterloo, learn about
campus culture and application process
Artistic culture:
Visit AGO, learn about Canadian
modern art
D6 Business exploration:
Visit Maple syrup workshop, learn about
food industry in Canada
Business exploration:
Visit Bata Shoes Museum, learn shoe
producing progress
D7 Business exploration:
Visit Hockey Hall of Fame, learn about
Canadian sports business
Business exploration:
Visit Toronto financial district, learn about
development of Canadian financial industry
Global citizenship:
Visit Niagara Falls, explore the breathtaking
scenery
D8 Ottawa Drive to Ottawa Artistic culture:
Visit Museum of History, learn about
Canadian history
ASDAN Trainers
coach students
in writing their
portfolios in the
evenings.
D9 Global citizenship:
Visit Supreme Court of Canada, learn
Canadian law-making and implementing
procedures
(or) Central Bank of Canada, learn about
Canadian monetary policy and development
of currency
Business exploration:
Visit Canadian Mint, learn about coin
making history and development of
technology
D10 Montreal Drive to Montreal
Global citizenship:
Explore Montreal, and the culture of the bilingual city
(or) Future education:
Visit McGill University, explore the campus culture
D11 Quebec Drive to Quebec City
Business exploration:
Visit CBC, learn about Canadian TV show making, operation and media culture
ASDAN Trainers
coach students
in writing their
portfolios in the
evenings.
D12 Global citizenship:
Visit Quebec National Assembly, learn about
governmental structure and decision-making
process of Quebec
Global citizenship:
Quebec Old Town, visit the most
beautiful business street-Rue de Petit
Champlain
D13 Final Presentation & hand in ASDAN
portfolio
Shopping
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 (March-May 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 (March-May 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 (June-August 2019)

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 (October 2019)

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.