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School of Business welcomes students for workshop

The two-week program provides a preview of business degree benefits

August 23, 2019
Author: University Communications
August 23, 2019

The UCR School of Business completed its third Accelerated Business Leaders Education, or ABLE, program this month with 200-plus participants from over 30 universities around the world.

Attendees included some of the school’s top partners, such as China’s Harbin Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University, and Xiamen University; I-Shou University in Taiwan, and the University of Lima in Peru.

Structured as a two-week intensive camp, the ABLE program consists of graduate-level classes and a strong career-focused component for participants to experience the impact a UCR business degree will have in their professional career. 

Workshop topics included communication, leadership, teamwork, ethics, and career development. 

Students also engaged in co-curricular and cultural activities to experience life on the UCR campus and in Southern California.

One of the destinations was the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, which welcomed students with a presentation by Michelle Mao, president of TCL North America; and Chris Larson, senior vice president, who each shared insights about building a brand and forming high-performance teams in a competitive industry. 

Other highlights included a seminar hosted by Lucasfilm and SolarMax, and a tour of an Amazon fulfillment center.

The program allows participants an easy transition to apply for the School of Business Master of Business Preparation Program and other graduate business programs.

A survey of attendees found that 73% want to apply for an academic program at UCR, 96% of the cohort would recommend the ABLE program to others, and 65% of the participants ranked their experience at UCR as exceptional.
The School of Business is continuing to broaden the program and will recruit students from other regions around the world.

For more information about the ABLE program, click here.