Twenty-eight top executives from China Mobile, the leading mobile services provider in mainland China, traveled to Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business for the custom program “IT Transformation and Innovation in the Digital Age.”
Developed by Scheller College’s Huang Executive Education Center, this custom program ran August 11-15 and was led by IT Management Professors Jeffrey Hu and D.J. Wu.
Ranked 6th in the world for the Information Technology specialty by Bloomberg Businessweek, Scheller College is a great fit for companies needing to develop IT-related custom programs, Hu says.
The program for China Mobile included modules on big data analytics, mobile customer behavior, innovation and design thinking, and business model transformation, among others.
In 2013, China Mobile had operating revenue of more than $100 billion U.S. dollars and a customer base of more than 800 million. It was again selected as one of the “FT Global 500” by the Financial Times and the “World’s 2,000 Biggest Public Companies” by Forbes.
“It is a great honor for Scheller College of Business to collaborate with a world-famous technology company like China Mobile….,” said Scheller Dean Maryam Alavi at the certificate ceremony. “Because both of our organizations are globally recognized for cutting-edge technologies, I am convinced that the Georgia Tech-China Mobile relationship is a marriage made in heaven.”
Hu, director of Scheller’s China Program, said that “high-impact programs like the China Mobile one will deepen Scheller College's partnership with top business schools in China, enhance our college's reputation in China, and help us gain access to top students and business executives there.”
Scheller College’s Huang Executive Education Center has developed a wide variety of custom programs to help companies solve specific business challenges. Clients have included The Coca-Cola Company, General Electric, NCR, The Clorox Company, McKesson, Lockheed Martin, and the NFL, among many others.