Challenging, Innovative and Inspiring

Two-week in-depth study in the US, UK or Europe

CoPE Level 3 Certificate approved by Ofqual

16 UCAS points for application to overseas universities

Introduction

ASDAN Mini MBA program aims to develop internationally well-rounded talents that have social responsibility and are willing to cooperate, actively make in-depth inquires and seek solutions and embrace independent learning. It includes 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 two-weelk 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 exciting forms of study.
At the same time, students will have the opportunity to apply for the CoPE Level 3 certificate approved by Ofqual with 16 UCAS points. This gives students an edge over others in applying to foreign universities.

Highlights

Learn on the Global Stage

In-depth Research

6 Core Skills

Authoritative Certification

Mini MBA Values

Traditional study Tours

VS

ASDAN Mini MBA

Optional Routes

UK:

• Round 1: Jun. 21 - Jul. 5, 2020 (15 days)
• Round 2: Jul. 5 - Jul. 19, 2020 (15 days)
• Round 3: Jul. 12 - Jul. 26, 2020 (15 days)
• Round 4: Jul. 18 - Aug. 1, 2020 (15 days)
• Round 5: Aug. 3 - Aug. 17, 2020 (15 days)

US:

• Round 2: Jul. 5 - Jul. 17, 2020 (13 days) (US West Coast)
• Round 3: Jul. 12 - Jul. 26, 2020 (15 days) (US East Coast)
• Round 4: Jul. 18 - Jul. 30, 2020 (13 days) (US West Coast)

EU: 

• Round 3: Jul. 12 - Jul. 26, 2020 (15 days)

Program details

Trip highlights

Business Exploration

Business Exploration

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

Future Education

Harvard, MIT, Yale, Columbia University
Artistic Culture

Artistic Culture

Broadway, The Metroplolitan Museum of Art/ MOMI, National Air and Space Museum
Field Research

Field Research

Group research in New York to finish a group video

US East Coast Agenda

Jul. 12 - Jul. 26, 2020 (15 days)

Day Location Morning Afternoon Evening
D1 Washington
D.C
Arrive in Washington D.C Three-star hotel:

work on portfolios

under the guidance of

ASDAN trainers

D2 Opening ceremony:

Cross-culture training: learn how to adapt to foreign environment and express ideas

WWO, OP and D training: learn how to work with others, make a public presentation and discuss with others

Global citizenship:

Visit Lincoln Cottage to learn about racial equality

or US Department of Defense to learn about American Military structure

D3 Business exploration:
Visit the Bureau of Engraving and Printing under the Ministry of Finance to understand how the US government
manages its currencyor US Supreme Court to study US judicial system
Business exploration:
Visit the Exhibition Center of the World Bank to study  the bank's functions, poverty alleviation programs and contributions to global development
D4 Global citizenship:
Visit The Capitol to learn bout American
politics and the concept of checks and balances
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 Drive to New York Business exploration:
Visit Hershey's chocolate to learn manufacturing of chocolateor Harley Davidson to learn brand history and motorbike production process
D6 Global citizenship:
Visit UN Headquarters to study its history and functionsFuture education: Visit Columbia University to learn its history, admission standards and application procedures
Artistic culture:

Visit the Metropolitan Musium of Art to explore modern American art and culture

or the Museum of Moving Image to learn more about American visual arts

D7 Field research:
Form a group of 5 to 7 students to research on economics, culture, religion, art, etc, eachmember required to interview local people, and make a video documenting team work experience
D8 Business exploration:
Visit Wall Street or the Museum of American
Finance
to learn the history of US financial
industry and the development of Wall
Street
Business exploration:

Visit NBC to nd out how leading media are operated and how media programs are made; play host and unleash talent

Artistic culture:

Attend Broadway Workshop to learn the business model and operation of top theatres

D9 Global citizenship:

Visit the Statue of Liberty to understand the immigration history of the US

Business exploration:

Visit Macy's to study the features and operation of large retail stores

D10 New Heaven Drive to New Heaven Future education:
Visit Yale University to learn about its campus culture and admission standards by talking with its students/ guides
D11 Boston Future education:
Visit MIT to learn about its campus cultureand admission standards by talking with its students/ guides
Future education:

Visit Harvard University to learn about its campus culture and admission standards by talking with its students/ guides

D12 Closing ceremony:

Final Presentation & hand in ASDAN portfolio

Global citizenship:
City tour: Trinity Church/ Massachusetts State House/ Boston Harbor
D13 Global citizenship:
Attend Freedom Trail history workshop to learn about US immigration history
Shopping at Outlets
D14 Return to China
D15 Arrive in China and head back home

行程亮点

Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship

Redwood National Park, Seattle city tour
Business Exploration

Business Exploration

Apple Headquarters, Google Campus, Intel Museum, Napa Valley, Microsoft Headquarters, Amazon Headquarters, Boeing factory
Future Education

Future Education

Stanford/ UC Berkeley, University of Washington
Artistic Culture

Artistic Culture

Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle Art Museum
Field Research

Field Research

Group research in San Francisco and finish a group video

US West Coast Agenda

Round 2: Jul. 5 - Jul. 17, 2020 (13 days)
Round 4: Jul. 18 - Jul. 30, 2020

Day Location Morning Afternoon Evening
D1 San Francisco Arrive in San Francisco and rest to adapt to local conditions Three-star hotel: work on portfolios under the guidance of ASDAN trainers
D2 Opening ceremony:
Cross-culture training: learn how to adapt to foreign environment and express ideas WWO, OP and D training: learn how to work with others, make a public presentation and discuss with others
Future education: 
Visit UC Berkeley/ Stanford University to learn about its history, admission standards and application procedures by talking with students or guides
Business exploration:
Visit the Intel Museum to learn about the world's second largest semi-conductor producer's expansion, pursuit and branding as well as strides in the computer industry
D3 Business exploration:
Visit Silicon Valley, the global center of high tech, to undertand its rise, high-tech giants and underlying spirit; Visit Apple Visitor's Center to admire the Spaceship and Apple products
Business exploration:
Visit Google Campus to see google bicycle and android system; visit the Computer History Museum to be informed of prior milestones and ponder over artificial intelligence like driverless cars
D4 Field research:
Form a group of 5 to 7 students to research on economics, culture, religion, art, etc, interview local people, and make a video documenting team work experience
D5  Napa Business exploration:
Visit US top wine region Napa Valley to gain insight into US wine industry, by probing into its wine brewing techniques in various wineries and grape planting in colorful vineyards
Drive to the Redwood National Park along the enchanting Pacific coast
D6 National Park Global citizenship:
Visit the Redwood National Park to enjory hiking, climbing and other outdoor activities among picturesque tress, waterfalls and mountains
Drive to Portland Visit the famous Pioneer Place to feel US urban modernity
D7 Portland Global citizenship:
Enjoy shopping in the tax-free city
Drive to Seattle
D8 Seattle Business exploration:
Visit the world's largest airliner Boeing's Everett factory, the only open commercial jet assembly plant in North America, to get a close view of Boeing Dreamliner aircrafts and their assembly processes
Business exploration:
Visit Microsoft headquarters to be familiar of its development and products and experience the latest tech by playing linkedln photo booth, exploring AI and putting your game skills to test
D9 Business exploration:
Visit US largest e-commerce giant Amazon headquarters to explore its history, customer obsession and efforts to promote communities; experience the nest conference room and study the integration into nature in the tropical-like world of Spheres; see Amazon Go and think about AI
Future education:
Visit the world-renowned University of Washington to learn about its history and admission standards by talking with students or guides Artisitic culture:
Visit the Museum of Pop Culture, featuring the world's "ugliest" building, to get lost in science fctions, video games and pop music; create your own music works
D10 Artisitic culture:
Visit the Seattle Art Museum, one of the top 100 popular archetectures in the US, to explore the native cultures of Asia, Africa and North America through myriad art works like masks and totems; revel in various fashionable art exhibitions
Global citizenship:
Visit the Pike Place Market, one of the Seattle landmarks most favored by locals and the cradle of the world's first Starbucks store, where you can learn about coffee brewing techniques
D11 Closing ceremony:
Final Presentation & hand in ASDAN portfolio
Global Citizen:
Seattle city tour: Space Needle/ Seattle Downtown Pier 69/ Lake Washington
D12 Return to China from Seattle
D13 Arrive in China and head back home

Trip highlights

Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship

British parliament/ Royal Mint, MOSI, 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
Future Education

Future Education

Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College/ LSE
Artistic Culture

Artistic Culture

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

Field Research

Group research in London to finish a group video

UK Trip Agenda

Round 1: Jun. 21 - Jul. 5, 2020 (15 days)
Round 2: Jul. 5 - Jul.19, 2020 (15 days)
Round 3: Jul. 12 - Jul. 26, 2020 (15 days)
Round 4: Jul. 18 - Aug. 1, 2020 (15 days)
Round 5: Aug. 3 - Aug. 17, 2020 (15 days)

Day Location Morning Afternoon Evening
D1 London Arrive in London Three-star hotel: work on portfolios under the guidance of ASDAN trainers
D2 Opening ceremony:
Cross-culture training: learn how to adapt to foreign environment and express ideas WWO, OP and D training: learn how to work with others, make a public presentation and discuss with others
Artistic culture:
Visit the Natural History Musem to explore natural evolution in a world of biological and mineral specimen and foster a sense of environmental protection
D3 Business exploration:
Visit Lloyd's, one of the world's largest insurance market, to see the old Titanic insurance policy copy and glimpse the rises and falls of British insurance industry
Business exploration:
Visit the Bank of England Museum to study the British pond andfinancial system or London Financial District to find out how the UK comes to the forefront of finance
D4 Field research:
Form a group of 5 to 7 students to research on economics, culture, religion, art, etc, interview local people, and make a video documenting team work experience
D5 Artistic culture:
Visit Shakespeare's Globe to study Shakespeare's dramas and their traditional performance; play famous roles and unleash talent
Artistic culture:
Visit Tate Modern to admire world-famous modern art works and gain insight into the modern art life of the British people
D6 Artistic culture:
Visit Cockpit Arts to learn about British designers' lives and their business strategies or London Street Art to appreciate modern street art of London with art workers
Global Citizenship:
Visit Royal Mint to gain an overview of UK's monetary policy or the Parliament to be informed of UK government structure and decision-making process
D7 Artistic Culture:
Visit the world-renowned British Museum to get a close view of world civilizations
Future Education:
Visit LSE/ UCL to learn about its campus culture and admission standards by talking with its students/ guide
D8 Oxford Future education:
Visit Oxford University to learn about its campus culture and admission standards by talking with its students/ guides
Business exploration:
Visit Mini Cooper/ Land Rover/ Morgan Motors to study car manufacturing and marketing stategies
D9 Cambridge Future education:
Visit Cambridge University to understand its campus culture and admission standards; by talking with its students/ guides; experience punting on the River Cam
D10 Manchester Global citizenship:
London city tour: Big Ben/ the Thames/ Buckingham Palace
Drive to Manchester
D11 Business exploration:
Visit BBC, one of the world's largest media company, to nd out how leading media are operated and media programs are made; play host and unleash talent
Business exploration:
Visit Manchester United Football Club to understand how they run the UK No. 1 sports business
D12 Global citizenship:
Manchester city tour: Manchester Cathedral/ National Football Museum/ Manchester Town Hall
Global citizenship:
Visit MOSI to review the history of world industrial revolution or Business exploration:
Attend Manchester Airport Tour to comprehend how the busy airport is operated and how planes are flied by playing piolets and attendants
D13 Closing ceremony:
Final Presentation & hand in ASDAN portfolio
shopping
D14 Return to China
D15 Arrive in China and head back home

Trip highlights

Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship

EU Parliament, Swiss snow mountain, Munich, Luxembourg and Paris city tour
Future Education

Future Education

Technische Universität München/ École Polytechnique/ Université Paris I
Artistic Culture

Artistic Culture

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

Field Research

Group research in Munich to finish a group video

Europe Trip Agenda

Jul. 12 - Jul. 26, 2020 (15 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:

Cross-culture training: learn how to adapt to foreign environment and express ideas

WWO, OP and D training: learn how to work with others, make a public presentation and discuss with others

Global citizenship:

Climb Swiss mountains to look over tranquil villages nestled against snow-capped mountains

or Lucern to admire the old town wreathed with a clear lake at the foot of mountains

D3 Germany Global citizenship:

Zurich city tour: Zurich Lake/ Limmat

Artistic culture:

Visit the Beyer Zurich Clock and Watch Museum to revel in distinctive timing tools and gain an idea of Swiss carftsmanship

Drive to Munich

Future education:

Visit Technische Universität München to learn about its culture and admission standards

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 to learn more about FC Bayern's development and operation and the pecularities of the Arena;

Global Citizenship:

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

D5 Field research:

Form a group of 5 to 7 students to research on economics, culture, religion, art, etc, interview local people, and make a video documenting team work experience

D6 Business exploration:

Visit German Beer Brewing factory to study German beer industry, brewing technique and marketing strategies

Drive to Frankfurt
D7 Business exploration:

Visit Deutsche Bundesbank/ European Central Bank to probe into German financial Industry

Business exploration:

Visit Frankfurt Stock Exchange/financial district to gain insight into German financial institutions and industry

D8 Luxembourg Drive to Luxembourg

Global Citizenship:

Luxembourg city tour: Palais Grand-Ducal/ Place de la Constitution/ Bock Casemates

Artistic culture:

Visit the National Museum of Military History to delve into the history of WWII and military importance of Luxembourg in Europe

or the Musem of Bank to study the nancial system of one of the best economic performers of Europe

D9 Belgium Drive to Brussels

Global Citizenship:

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

Artistic culture:

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

or the Hergé Museum to make adventures with Tintin

D10 Global citizenship:

Visit EU Headquaters/ European Parliament to study European political system by playing roles of politicians

Business exploration:

Visit Belgian Chocolate Factory to be informed of chocolate making industry and make chocolate in person

D11 France Drive to Reims Business exploration:

Visit Champagne factory to understand the development and making of French champagne

D12 Artistic culture:

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

Business exploration:

Visit Lafayette to study the operation and marketing of the largest mall in France

D13 Closing Ceremony:

Final Presentation & hand in ASDAN portfolio

Global citizenship:

Paris city tour: Avenue des Champs - Elysées/ l'Arc de triomphe de l'Étoile

D14 Return to China
D15 Arrive in China and head back home

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 "Universities 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.

Our Story

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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 have passed the interview.
Parents should sign the contract and send it back to us or the school. If necessary, the school involved can hold a meeting to explain relevant matters.

Step 3: Visa (April - May, 2020)

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 4: Academic Training (May - June, 2020)

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 5: Go on the MINI MBA Program (June - August, 2020)

Students will embark on the trip in the US, UK or 5 European countries and work on the ASDAN portfolio under ASDAN trainer's guidance. They will submit the final report to ASDAN UK.

Step 6: Receiving Results (September, 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 be granted the CoPE Certificate, with 16 UCAS points available .

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.