Program Overview

As China enters into a new phase of economic growth and adapts to its new status as a member of the World Trade Organization, Chinese entrepreneurs and business leaders are enthusiastic about the opportunities this new world has opened to them. However, performing on the world stage seems complex and frightening to most of the companies because of the uncertain environment in a foreign country and the need for insightful experience exchange becomes urgent and demanding.

The “Menlo College Chinese Executive Training Program” is a unique and prestigious program with the mission of maximizing the usefulness of human capital on the global stage. It provides a great opportunity for business leaders from both the US and Greater China to exchange insights and challenges in today's ever-changing business environment. The resources and relationships this program brings together will also make this program attractive to those who are interested in building long-term relationships in both continents.

Menlo College is small college located in the heart of Silicon Valley that provides its students with a superior management-based education. It is a 4-year college offering degrees in Business Management, Mass communication and Liberal Arts. For eight years the school has had an exchange program with Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management educating more than 70 students. In Atherton California, the spacious Menlo College campus provides a perfect environment for studying the American business culture.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Should Attend

Entrepreneurs, business leaders, and corporate executives who want:

  • To be successful in more direct communications with US joint-venture partners or associates
  • Are looking to acquire US companies or make relationships with them
  • Are trying to understand the US market place
  • Or those who simply want to take there career to the global stage with executive education in Silicon Valley

The program is to provide Chinese companies with skills and knowledge of the US business environment through in-depth sessions on the US-specific topics taught by prominent Silicon Valley business leaders, experts and university professors, accompanied by in-person visits to the local startups and large corporations.

Participant Mix

The program is for Chinese entrepreneurs and business leaders that are planning to enter the US market, and to learn more about the business culture in the US. In most instances instruction will be in Mandarin language and translation will be available when English is the language of instruction. Participants should have a rudimentary skill or interest in the English language

  • First hand experience sharing from the prominent entrepreneurs and business leaders from Silicon Valley.
  • Understand the Venture Capitalist (VC) process
  • Fast track adaptation to the unique US business and cultural environment.
  • Greater understanding of how to manage an US workforce.
  • Up-to-date insights into marketing, financing, and legal issues in the US from business instructors.
  • Seminar, Case Study and Discussion Process will be the instructional method.

Participants will receive a certificate by the end of the training program.

Program date:
June 4 to June 16

Application Deadline:
May 1st

Cost (Includes airfare):
USD $9,800.00

The Program Is Limited to 20 People Only

Program Advisor

Lee Ting
- Independent Board Member of Lenovo Group
- Former Corporate Vice-President of Hewlett Packard Company
- Current Managing Director, WRHambrecht + CO

Bob Lin
- Co-Founder, Acorn Campus