Essential business training for 21st
century managers & entrepreneurs

The 2021 edition of CMBP will exceptionally take place online, from July 19 to August 13, 2021.

The ChinaMed Business Program (CMBP) offers a unique and intensive set of crash courses – for a total of 120 hours of intensive training – designed to equip a high-power group of prospective managers and entrepreneurs with strategic skills in the areas of business internationalization, cross-cultural management and creative entrepreneurship, with a focus on China and the Euro-Mediterranean region.

The CMBP curriculum has been specifically designed by an international team of scholars of contemporary China together with European executive education specialists and China-based professionals. All faculty members are accomplished business executives, legal professionals and academics from some of the world’s best universities and most dynamic companies.

The program aims to respond to the growing demand for highly-qualified profiles combining substantive competence on China and the Euro-Mediterranean region, good command of the basics of international business, and an entrepreneurial spirit free of naiveté.

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Teaching methods

A maximum of 50 participants are admitted to the program to ensure MBA-style interaction in class.

The teaching methods employed by CMBP faculty members focus on action learning, whereby teaching aims to develop knowledge, competencies and transferable skills students can use in the business world.

In-class training sessions comprise formal lectures, team project works, case studies analysis, business model testings, start-up business plan simulations and both formal and informal conversations with a variety of guests who have first-hand experience of entrepreneurship and management across China and the Euro-Mediterranean region.

A trademark of the CMBP is its faculty’s commitment to one-to-one business coaching: participants are encouraged to approach instructors and guests individually both during and after the program for advice and networking tips.
  • F2F plenary sessions

    All participants work together with the facilitator in order to:
    • Discuss critical issues and share best practices
    • Acquire new tools/ methodologies/insights
    • Focus on specific key working areas, defining actionable plans
  • Group projects

    Participant work in sub-groups in order to:
    • Enhance their teamwork capacity
    • Deploy what has been learnt in plenary sessions
    • Implement best practices and experiment new ones
  • Business cases
    • Highly interactive learning environment in class through case study discussions and exercises
    • MBA-style methodology based on real business cases
    • Group coaching at both group and individual level to boost skills, overcome gaps, stimulate innovation and deliver actionable plans


    The CMBP is scheduled over 4 weeks, with classes running from 9 am to 12 for the morning session and from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm for the afternoon session (CET time). A mix of lectures, case studies, business simulations, and conversations with guest speakers will provide a full learning experience.

    The timetable of CMBP 2021 will be updated soon.

    Partner & promoting institutions

    CMBP is promoted by the TOChina Hub, a partnership between the University of Torino, ESCP Business School (Turin Campus) & T.wai - Torino World Affairs Institute, and is hosted by Peking University.

    The TOChina Centre of the Department of Culture, Politics and Society of the University of Torino is one of Italy's most dynamic knowledge hubs for smart engagement with contemporary China.

    ESCP Business School is the world’s oldest business school. Triple-crown accredited (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB), ESCP Business School welcomes 9,000 students and executives from 90 nations every year for BA, MBA, PhD, and Executive Education programmes.

    T.wai - Torino World Affairs Institute is an independent research institution pursuing rigorous policy-oriented research in the fields of global politics and security studies, with a special focus on China.
    Founded in 1898, Peking University (PKU) is the first national university in modern Chinese history and currently a member of the C9 League, which includes China’s élite tertiary education institutions.

    A select group of universities and organizations from China and the Euro-Mediterranean region support the program as Associate Partners:

    The Torino World Affairs Institute, part of the TOChina Hub, is generously supported for its institutional activities by: