Open enrolment programmes

International Business School Suzhou

Open enrolment programmes have the specific purpose of bringing out the experience and knowledge of attending participants. Facilitated by academic staff from International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), attendees gain from shared learning, networking and fresh perspectives on a range of topical issues.

Benefits of participating

  • Network building with 10 to 15 other participants from a range of backgrounds and experiences
  • An opportunity to challenge your mind-set and receive a fresh perspective on a facilitated topic
  • Learn about new personal development opportunities.

Style of delivery

Delivered in English and in our Suzhou training facilities, our open enrolment courses offer a hybrid approach of traditional and non-traditional learning.

Prior to joining a programme, you will be encouraged to familiarise yourself with a given topic or case study that will form the basis for discussion and debate during facilitated class time. Through interactions with other participants, you will be required to formulate your own opinions on provided topics. As discussions evolve, you will need to adjust your original assumptions and arguments to account for new information or view points, and it is through reflection of this process that learning is acquired.

Who joins

Facilitated through group interactions and peer-to-peer learning, open enrolment programmes are recommended for executives who are keen to step out of the status quo and think outside of the norms of their own company’s corporate culture.

We also notice that many companies have established training programmes for employees and managers on the technical aspects of their company’s products or services. Participants have commented that IBSS open enrolment programmes have complemented these in-house training programmes by developing participants' soft skills, broadening their mindsets and giving them the opportunity to consider strategic issues that are not commonly covered within internal programmes.

Areas of expertise

In the past, IBSS has offered open enrolment programmes such as those listed below:

  • Operations and supply chain management
  • The organisation in the strategic context
  • Management of change and innovation
  • International marketing
  • Managing financial resources
  • Strategic and international human resource management.

To learn about upcoming programmes and events, please contact [email protected].