Accelerated Business Leaders Education Program Continues
The UCR School of Business completed its second Accelerated Business Leaders Education (ABLE) program. The two programs were attended by over 100 participants from some 20 universities around the world, including some of the top partner universities of the School of Business, such as Harbin Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University, University of Lima, and I-Shou University.
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 that a UCR business degree will have in their professional career. Workshop topics included Communication, Leadership, Teamwork and Ethics. Students also engaged in co-curricular and cultural activities to experience life on the UCR campus and in Southern California.
Singpoli, a top real estate development enterprise in Southern California, hosted the ABLE program at its corporate office with a hospitality and corporate finance seminar. It’s partner, two-time Grammy award winner, Nathan Wang, hosted the students at his music studio and led a discussion about his keys to success in the Hollywood music industry.
Highlights of the ABLE program also included a seminar on US trade and port operation, co-hosted by the US Department of Commerce and Port of LA. The group attended a Harlem Globetrotters game and was invited to the center court of the Staples Center where students took group pictures with the team.
The ABLE program provides not only an opportunity for the participants to experience life at UCR, it offers the benefit of an easy transition to apply for the School of Business Master of Business Preparation Program (MBPP), and to apply to graduate business programs.
From the survey results, 81% of the cohort wants to apply for an academic program at UCR in upcoming years. 100% of the cohort would recommend the ABLE program to others, and among them, 68% of the participants ranked their experience at UCR as exceptional.
The next ABLE programs will take place June 23rd to July 6th, 2019 and July 28th to Aug 10th, 2019.