ASDAN Mini MBA Program

The most valuable International Study Program for overseas University applications

150 guided learning hours in the US, UK, EU, AU or CAN

16 UCAS points from CoPE for applications to UK universities

Certificates approved by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and UCAS for application to universities in the US and other countries


Round 1: 1 Feb. – 14 Feb. 2018(US/UK/EU)

Round 2: 10 Feb. – 23 Feb. 2018(US/UK)

Round 3: 16 Feb. – 1 Mar. 2018(UK)

Mini MBA Values

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Values for applying universities

High chance to gain a CoPE Level-3 certificate Endorsed by the British Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

Professional Academic Team

Every round will be led by both international and Chinese teachers, all of whom have international experience and have been carefully trained by ASDAN on how to academically coach the students.

(Students have an option to join UK/EU/US/AU/CAN programs)- Students will develop their leadership skills through team-work projects, communicating with business leaders and locals and English presentations on their research

Intensive leadership Program

Valuable for University Applications

Students can gain 16 UCAS points by recording their experience through the ASDAN portfolio. This can be used as evidence of their skills for their Personal Statement. Meanwhile, students will have the chance to visit different famous universities, such as Oxford, Harvard, Yale, MIT and UNSW, to understand their recruitment standards by talking to students and the admission offices.

Students will dive into the western business environment by visiting different types of companies, from Fortune 500 companies (Audi, Benz, BMW, etc.) to small family run businesses such as Belgium chocolate producers. They will also get the opportunity to explore other businesses and institutions from financial industries (Swiss Bank, Lloyd's, Federal Reserve on Wall Street, etc.) to governmental organizations (UN, World Bank, Bank of England) and world famous media institutions (BBC, NBC, etc.).

An Insight into Western Economies & Businesses

UK University Application

Achieve 16 UCAS points for applying to UK Universities


British institution (A-Level)

We have full confidence in ASDAN’s educational concepts, academic value and ASDAN China’s organizational ability. We also trust that the ASDAN program will help improve the overall quality of the Chinese students and their leadership skills, helping them to stand out in their applications.

Richard Pring

Education professor in Oxford University

I recommend the admission officers at Oxford University and at other institutions of higher learning consider the ASDAN CoPE Level-3 qualification as an important standard for measuring students overall quality. CoPE Level-3 comes from the high quality of ASDAN’s educational experience accumulated over a number of years, and can provide strong evidence for the students’ ability to complete all their high education courses.

University of Warwick

Ranking 8

We recognize the value of ASDAN CoPE – Level 3 certificate; it helps students to build and develop a wide range of qualifications skills, and can be assessed in the CoPE skills module.

US, Canadian and Australian University Application

Gain the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness approved by QCA and UCAS

David Leonard

Ex-professor and admission officer at Columbia University, Yale University

Universities in the US are more focused on the overall quality of the applicant besides their academic performance. The 6 skills in ASDAN CoPE meet the standard for applying to US universities. Through my many years of recruiting experience, if Chinese students can achieve the CoPE certificate and perform well in the 6 skills, it will no doubt be helpful for applying to universities in the US.

US Trip

UK Trip

EU Trip

Trip highlights

International Organizations

UN Headquarters

Financial Institutions

Treasury Department of United States (dollar printing)

Entertainment & Media

NBC/ VOA, Broadway Class

Government Organizations

United States Congress/Library of Congress/Supreme Court

World Famous Universities

Harvard, Yale, MIT, Columbia University

Business Enterprises

Macy's, Harley Davidson/Hershey's Chocolate, Budweiser

US Trip Agenda

Trip highlights

World famous Universities

Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College/LSE/Bristol University

Financial Institutions

Lloyd’s of London, Museum of Bank of England

Cultural & Sports Industries

BBC/Shakespeare's Globe, Manchester United/ Arsenal, Tate Modern, Cockpit Arts,

Government Organizations

Houses of Parliament

Car manufacturers

Land Rover/ Mini Cooper

UK Trip Agenda

Trip highlights

Sports Industry

Bayer Munich/Stuttgart Football Clubs / Ajax

International Institutions

EU Office

Food Industry

German Beer, French Wine, Belgium Chocolate Factory

Cultural Experiences

Swiss mountain, Eiffel Tower, Louvre

Car Industry

Audi/ BMW/ Mercedes Benz

Financial Institutions & Business Enterprises

Deutsche Bank, The Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Flora Holland

EU Trip Agenda

Academic system

ASDAN Skills

Training Schedule


Certificate of "CoPE Award"

Certificate of "University Award"

ASDAN policies and regulations

The following procedures are designed to maintain the standards and relate to the current regulatory requirements. All candidates that wish to join ASDAN programs must agree and adhere to these policies and procedures.

ASDAN - SEED Appeals Policy ASDAN - SEED Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy ASDAN - SEED Fair Assessment Policy

Our Story

Testimonials From Students

Wang Yikai
Hangzhou Foreign Languages School

This program gives an experience I have never had before. My English has improved a lot, as well as my communication skills. Communicating with foreigners can teach me more about their culture and helps with preparation for my future studies overseas. The team of teachers were very nice, and organized things well. This program has been very helpful for my personal growth.

Kuang Zhiwei
Beijing Huijia Private School

During the ASDAN program, we learnt how businesses operate, and the skills we learnt will be very useful for the future. It was helpful for the IB Students taking the IA and CAS courses.

Jiang Songzhou
Zhenhai Cambridge International Centre

The ASDAN program taught me a new way of thinking, which is different from how we have learnt in school. It is a precise way of doing things – plan, do, review. And that's the core of the whole program, we all benefited from learning this process.

Lu Siyao
High School No.7 Chengdu

I learnt how to be brave and confident during the program. At the beginning, we couldn't express ourselves clearly on the street in Europe, but by the end, we could organize things well and express things clearly. After all the visits in Europe, I understood economics more. I learnt a lot from the visits and cultural experiences.

Yang Wanjun
Nanjing Foreign Language School

The Europe trip helped me a lot. During the program, I had the chance to visit an Audi factory, a Dutch flower market and so on. I learnt how to manage my time there. At the same time, I learnt more about European culture. The team teachers were really responsible, and helped us finish the portfolio perfectly.

Liang Jiewen
Guangdong Country Garden School

ASDAN brought me an experience I have never had before. It was very helpful for me to use the logic of "plan, do, review". I became more confident after the team work in Switzerland and we kept having discussions with foreigners. I'm really thankful for ASDAN.

Zhang Huimin
Ulink Education-Shanghai

The ASDAN program is very helpful for those who will go to universities overseas, not only for the 16 UCAS points, but also for cultivating different skills. For example, we completed the team work skill on the street in London. We also discovered different surprises and achievements when living independently.

Li Yiwen
Cambridge International Exam Centre in Shanghai Experimental School

During the program, we had the chance to get on a bus with local people, choose restaurants freely, and we could arrange a day of the trip ourselves. We felt European people's enthusiasm when we were giving out the questionnaires in the street. We also had an interview in luxury shops. The ASDAN program provided me with more knowledge of European countries, and gave me a certificate after finishing the portfolio to prove my achievements.

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1. Will participating in this program guarantee I obtain UCAS points? How can I obtain UCAS points?

The ASDAN Mini MBA program does not guarantee students will receive the CoPE qualification or 16 UCAS points. All students who participate in this program need to complete the ASDAN portfolio under their teacher's guidance in order to receive CoPE. This involves recording their academic experiences in detail. The final report will be submitted to the ASDAN headquarters in the UK. Only those who pass the review will obtain their CoPE and in turn receive 16 UCAS points. These UCAS points will be added automatically to the student’s credentials, which can prove to be an essential piece of evidence for their personal statement. For more information on the UCAS credit conversion and bonus system, please see UCAS official website:

2. What will happen if I didn't pass in the end? Will I get corresponding points(<16)?

The result will be either pass or fail. If you pass, you will get 16 UCAS points; if you don't pass, you will not get any points. It is possible you may receive a University Award from ASDAN if you do not pass, which will prove that you attended an ASDAN international program. Your work will be checked by ASDAN UK to see if it qualifies for either award.

3. If I am a student who comes from a lower grade or lack many personal skills that the ASDAN CoPE award monitors, does it mean I will have lower chance of passing the CoPE Level-3 qualification?

CoPE requires you to develop your personal skills in 6 different aspects, it's not a competition or examination. As long as you fully participate and develop yourself in different aspects as required, you will have a fair chance of obtaining the certificate.

Online courses

ASDAN Skills Training

Cross Culture Communication

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Culture Shock
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Dining Culture
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The Differences Between China and the West
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Nonverbal Communication
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Communication Tips
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American Culture
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UK Cultural
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10 facts about Germany
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Tips about London
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Pairs Cultural
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