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Levin Institute Certificate Programs

Levin Institute Certificate Programs

Program Certificate Sponsors:
the Levin Institute of the State University of New York (SUNY) and the New York in China Center. 

Program Overview:
This program is customized for the Chinese entrepreneurs to develop leadership and senior level management skills while learning about global markets international business practices. The program will focus on cross-cultural communication and contrasting business cultures and, will examine what it takes to be an effective leader or manager.
Teacher Resources: 
SUNY Levin Institute’s innovative approach to education begins with a dedicated faculty of senior fellows and scholars from SUNY and other major universities. It includes facilitators, coaches and mentors to support individualized, peer-to-peer learning. We enrich our instruction with practitioners from leading companies and institutions in New York City.
School Overview:
SUNY Levin Institute develops learning models to help students and working professionals acquire the skills to compete in the 21st Century. We conduct research and public engagement initiatives that deepen knowledge about the global economy and society. We foster global and local collaborative relationships among institutions of higher education and other entities in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. SUNY Levin Institute’s mission is to support New York’s and the nation’s economic and social vitality through innovative and competitive responses to the challenges of today’s global economy.

The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating more than 467,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs on 64 campuses with nearly 3 million alumni around the globe.
Project Partner:
The New York in China Center (“NYICC or Center”) is an affiliate of the New York City based Asian American Business Development Center. In 2008, AABDC opened its first New York in China Center in Beijing. The Center’s main functions are to facilitate business, investment, technology and cultural exchanges between New York and China with the aim of promoting inward investment into New York State and assisting New York businesses enter the China market. With offices in New York, Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Dalian, the NYICC is well positioned to support business development and generate investment opportunities in those areas and beyond.

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Sounding Board Program

Sounding Board Program

AABDC is honored to be partnering with Columbia Business School’s Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center to help expand their mentoring programs for their MBA students and alumni entrepreneurs. We told them about our amazing Outstanding 50 Asian American Business Award recipients and the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center would like to invite you to consider becoming a mentor this Fall!

The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School

Building on a rich tradition of teaching and research in the field of entrepreneurship, Columbia Business School established The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center (The Lang Center) in 1996 with a gift from Eugene M. Lang, MS ’40. A member of the Columbia Business School Board of Overseers, Mr. Lang is both a successful entrepreneur and a distinguished philanthropist.

What is The Entrepreneurial Sounding Board Program?

The Sounding Board Program is an opportunity for MBA students and alumni to schedule 30 minute confidential 1:1 meetings with Columbia faculty and affiliated practitioners to discuss their own entrepreneurial ideas and perceived business opportunities. Students and alumni may be at any stage of venture development.


The mission of The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center is to instill entrepreneurial thinking in all Columbia Business School students and to create a community of business practitioners with a lifelong commitment to achieving social and economic progress through entrepreneurship.


As a successful entrepreneur, you have a lot to offer these MBA students and in return you will:
• Raise your professional profile
• Gain exposure to fresh new talent, technologies, energy and ideas
• Improve leadership, coaching, problem-solving, management skills
• Learn about the latest trends being used by today’s students and young professionals
• Be exposed to new and diverse thoughts, styles, personalities and cultures
• Give back to your profession/industry
• Make a difference in someone else’s life; and feel great about it.

Your Role

As a advisor, you will be tasked with providing advice, support and access to additional resources as needed to help advance an entrepreneur’s venture.  Fall semester sessions will run from September through mid-December.  Note: The Sounding Board Program is offered throughout the entire year with spring-semester sessions running February through May and Summer sessions May through July.
Read the Lang Center’s Guidelines for Mentors, Advisors, Evaluators, and Speakers
Time Commitment:

Your commitment to this program must be reserved in advance. Typically, advisors donate one to three dates per semester with at least a two hour timeframe (for example: June 14, 2-4pm).
Sessions may be conducted over the phone or in a private conference room at Columbia Business School. You may choose to stay in touch with the entrepreneurs you meet in the Program, but note there is no commitment expected from you beyond the scheduled session. 

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Business Mentorship Program

Mentorship Program

The Business Mentorship Network is an innovative strategy for advancing the influence and contribution of Asian Americans in business. The BMN draws talent from the pool of over 700 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business Award recipients whose knowledge and experience from a wide range industries are ideally suited to develop the next generation of Asian American executives, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders.

Through the BMN, talented Asian Americans have a pathway to connect with, and learn from, other Asian Americans who have a proven track record of success. By serving as mentors, they can increase their professional contribution, networks, visibility, and career satisfaction.

2015-2016 BMN Corporate Participant: Pfizer, Inc.