The Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) of the University of Macau (UM) successfully organized the “2023 Summer Camp for Outstanding Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students” between 24 and 27 July 2023, aiming to continue expanding the influence of our university in the Greater Bay Area, Mainland and beyond, and attracting more outstanding students pursuing their postgraduate studies and inspiring their research potential in UM. Over 150 applications were received from the undergraduates and postgraduates of the top mainland and overseas universities for the Summer Camp. After comprehensive evaluation and rigorous selection, a total of 30 students from renowned universities in the world were admitted, including the University of Hong Kong, Fudan University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan University, University of Sheffield, University Putra Malaysia, etc.
The four-day summer camp program featured a “faculty and programme introduction”, “research project sharing”, “outstanding alumni and industry sharing” and “campus tour”, kicked off by the welcome speech from Prof. Wei GE, Vice Rector (Research) of UM and Interim Dean of FBA, followed by faculty introduction from Prof. Raymond LOI, Associate Dean (Research and Development) of FBA and department introductions from Prof. Philip LAW, Prof. Henry LEI, Prof. Miao LI, Prof. Jacky HONG. Students not only learn the information of faculty and programmes but also engaged in departmental activities, such as meeting with department heads, laboratory tour and discussion with PhD students. For the research project sharing, professors in various field presented their key research projects such as accounting, finance, business analytics, organizational behavior, service research, gaming research. , For the facility tour, the students visited the research laboratories in FBA such as the Behavioral Laboratory, ISCG Gaming Laboratory, Hospitality Laboratory, etc., and also the Super Intelligent Computing Center in the State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City of the University of Macau. In the sharing session with distinguished alumni and industry professionals, Mr. Haitao JIANG (founder and CEO of Aomi, Outstanding Alumni of MBA), Ms. Jin MA (EMBA student, former national team badminton player), Dr. Alice TAN (Assistant Professor of Management, United International College, PhD graduate), and Mr. Joshua HUANG (Digital Marketing & E-Commerce Director, Sands China Limited) were invited to share their experience at UM and industry development trends.
The students said after the 4-day summer camp, they learned more about the master’s and doctoral programme in FBA and become very interested in studying at UM. They recognized UM’s international education background, academic status, business engagement and learning environment. They look forward to studying in UM.
YANG Zhengyu, a student from the University of Hong Kong, said that he is attracted by the closed relationship between FBA professors and FBA outstanding alumni, which shows the strong commitment of FBA to nurture research talents as well as to offer caring guidance for their PhD students. In addition, FBA professors and students are friendly and willing to share their experiences and answer students’ questions regarding further studies, and he had the chance to taste Macao’s local food through the meals. Another participant, YU Yongbo, a student from Jilin University, said that he was fascinated by the facilities in UM, especially the living environment of the Residential colleague, more importantly, the professor research project sharing session inspired him a lot in his future research focus and got to know the cutting-edge research topics in the business area that allow him to think more detail and competence.
The Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) is one of the oldest business schools in Macao, FBA is providing excellent business education under its vision “To be a model world-class business faculty and create a significant impact on the business community and society we serve” and mission “To contribute to the economic and sustainable development of Macao and beyond by providing leadership in business education”. FBA shoulders a special responsibility of nurturing talents for the local business community and contributing to the future economic development of Macao. FBA is the only business school in Macao that has gained accreditations from the three major international accreditation bodies (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA) and is one of the triple-accredited business schools in the world.