IF YOU WANT TO LEARN KUNG FU, YOU GO TO SHAOLIN TEMPLE. IF YOU WANT TO LEARN E-COMMERCE, YOU come TO ALIBABA
“Established in October 2008 under the direction of Alibaba founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma, Alibaba Business School is a collaboration with Hangzhou Normal University, Ma’s alma mater.”
The Alibaba Business School is an institute where all sorts of business within the digital ecosystem done by Alibaba is taught over here.
During the earlier days of Alibaba, Jack has already understood one of the key problems that cannot be solved via technology, talent! This is true to all of us back in Malaysia where we constantly have the need to scout potential talents to join our journey in this digital era.
However good talent is always hard to come by, with many of them (especially the fresh graduates) not having the relevant knowledge which would enable them to help us efficiently in e-commerce. Therefore Alibaba has set out to start an academic institute which would train the next generation of talents to be highly efficient in business, e-commerce, and international trade.
The capacity in which these students are running their businesses is absolutely MIND BLOWING. These students are practically earning millions of RMB on a monthly basis, and they all attribute this to the teachings of Alibaba’s course structure.
The students here not only learn about the fundamentals of running a business via e-commerce, but they also get to learn other important key elements in online sales, which is digital marketing. China has evolved greatly in the field of digital marketing, where they frequently run very targeted and exciting campaigns to attract and extract every single last penny out there from customers!
One of them is their powerful Live-Streaming platform within the Tao Bao ecosystem itself, where a single influencer from a live-stream can easily earn millions per month with only a few SKU’s!
Through good core fundamental business education, coupled with killer digital marketing strategies, what is there left? The fulfillment part of course. How do you manage hundreds of orders per day? I know many of my local e-commerce counterparts have difficulties in just fulfilling even 100 orders per day, and these students are handling it in the thousands!
That is why the importance of management, fulfillment, and logistics are also being taught in detail within their courses. With proper management, only then can they handle massive loads of orders without messing up their ratings.
If you have a kid currently looking for certain prospects to study in the future, this might be a solid option to consider. With school fees starting from RM10,000 per year (RM5,000 Per Semester), the strategies, frameworks, exposures, and mindset taught within the courses here will definitely be one that is super relevant for many years to come!
One of our local Malaysian is currently studying here right now. All of us entrepreneur leaders from various industries are super impressed by her knowledge thus far! Being only 19 years old, she has only started her course for half a year. Her way of thought is on par with many of us participants, where she even taught most of us adults how to navigate our way through digital Hang Zhou! This made her an immediate popular figure for us to scout as talent if she does go back to Malaysia one day. Her knowledge gained from Alibaba would definitely push Malaysia a step ahead in the eCommerce industry.
We as adults can only work so much throughout our lifetime. What pushes our legacy to go further than that, would solely be dependent on our future generations and beyond.
To find out more about Alibaba’s Business School Program, head on over to this link!
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