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Thu, April, 15 7:30 pm

MBA Online Knowledge Sharing Series: Practicing Leadership & Decision Making – A Skill for All

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) invites you to join their MBA Online Knowledge Sharing Series: Practicing Leadership & Decision Making – A Skill for All, on Thursday, 15th April 2021, from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Beijing Time.

Experience the quality of their education and join their MBA Knowledge Sharing class by Prof. Caroline Wang, the former VP of Marketing at IBM.

HKUST MBA Online Knowledge Sharing Series Details

  • Topic: Practicing Leadership & Decision Making – A Skill for All
  • Organizer: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
  • Lecturers: HKUST Admissions Team
  • Speaker: Prof. Caroline Wang, former Marketing VP at IBM
  • Date and time: Thursday, 15th April 2021 at 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Beijing Time)
  • Location: Online (link will be provided after you register)

To register please complete the form below.

About the Speaker

Prof. Caroline Wang
Professor of Business Practice, Department of Management, HKUST Business School
MSc, Harvard University

MA, University of Wisconsin

Professor Wang was appointed as Adjunct Professor at HKUST in 2003 when she was the highest-ranked Asian women executive at IBM globally. She had over 25 years of experience with IBM in the US and across the Asia Pacific. Among the various management roles she held while based in the US, Japan, and Greater China, Professor Wang had been Vice President of Marketing as well as Vice President of Information Technology.

During her career at IBM, her responsibilities had spanned 12 functional areas. Professor Wang was based in the US for 15 years, Japan for 7 years, and Greater China for 8 years. Her executive responsibilities in the Asia Pacific spanned 14 Asia Pacific countries, from Japan to New Zealand, and multiple functional areas, including Vice President of Marketing responsible for all aspects of Marketing and Corporate Community Relations.

Professor Wang was a member of the IBM Global Marketing Board which is the decision making body of IBM for global marketing matters; Vice President of Business Transformation and Information Technology responsible for optimizing the US$500M annual budget to continuously improve IBM’s business results through effective and efficient business processes and tools; Vice President of Information Technology in 1998-2000 responsible for IBM’s internal Y2K readiness; General Manager of Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industries, Human Resources Skills Director overseeing the skills management and profession development for all IBM professionals, Partner of IBM Global Business Services responsible for consulting services in human capital management, and various other sales, services, and business development positions.

Professor Wang now teaches Managerial Decision Making and Leadership, Leading across Diversities, Business Leadership, Leading Change, and Managerial Communication at HKUST. She has also been visiting Professor at Peking University and the National University of Singapore for various executive programs. Professor Wang is Board Director for three companies. Professor Wang has published two books on decision making, Managerial Decision Making and Leadership (John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte. Ltd) in English and 《決策思維》 in Chinese.

About the Event


  • Successful organizations excel by the quality of their offerings and services in the marketplace. Internally, leaders and managers distinguish themselves by the quality of their decisions.
  • As leaders and managers, you will find that your decision-making ability is tested and challenged at work every day.
  • Your ability to make quality decisions will determine your long-term professional success and the success of your organization.
  • Quality management decisions do not need to be hit and miss, nor should they be based on titles and ranks.
  • Quality decision-making is a competence that can be acquired and a discipline that should be practiced.

About The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Established in 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a world-class international research university dedicated to cutting-edge education and research. The University was founded with a mission to advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research, particularly in science, technology, engineering, management, and business studies complemented by humanities and social sciences, and to assist Hong Kong’s socio-economic development. In just over 25 years, this young and high-achieving University has risen with miraculous speed to take its place among elite institutions, climbing to the peaks of international esteem and receiving numerous honors and accolades.

HKUST was ranked No.41 globally among 1,000 universities and No.1 in the world’s top 350 young universities by Times Higher Education (THE) in 2019. Our Schools also fly high individually. The School of Engineering is ranked No.23 in THE World University Rankings by Subject – Engineering and Technology (2019) and No.3 in Greater China. HKUST Business School’s sought-after Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA (EMBA) program has also topped the Financial Times EMBA global rankings nine times in the past 12 years.

About HKUST Business School

The HKUST Business School is recognized as one of the Youngest and Most Respected Business Schools in Asia.

Established in 1991, the HKUST Business School has risen to international prominence in a remarkably short period of time, achieving widespread global recognition and a variety of prestigious academic rankings. Always striving for excellence, our strength lies in our full range of program offerings, our high-quality research, conducted by our world-class faculty, and our diverse and high-caliber students.

Our full suite of degree programs, including undergraduate, MBA, EMBA, MSc, Ph.D. as well as a wide range of executive education programs, means that the HKUST Business School is always at the forefront of educational development and business thinking. The HKUST Business School was the first business school in the region accredited by both the US-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

Register for the HKUST MBA Online Knowledge Sharing Experiences by completing the form below.
  • Name of company/university where you are currently working/studying
  • Please introduce yourself and let us know any questions for the speaker

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