Topic: Alibaba’s IPO

by Prof. Michael Faulkender

It is the last chance of the year to experience the University of Maryland's signature event "EMBA FOR A DAY"! Join us and participate in a class simulation where you will learn about our unique executive coaching tailored to every student, and network with our high-caliber executives and alumni to hear different perspectives and stories of their career transformation. Ranked No. 7 in U.S. by Financial times, University of Maryland's Global Leadership EMBA Program in Beijing provides China’s future business leaders with a unique opportunity to lead fearlessly in markets that are fast-paced, data-driven, global and complex.

Our distinctive points includes:

  • World-Class Faculty
  • Executive Coaching
  • Cohesive US Business School Learning Experience and original US MBA Degree
  • Strong Alumni Community
  • Competitive Tuition in China

Participate in a class simulation, facilitated by our Professor Michael Faulkender, on Why Alibaba chose New York instead of Hong Kong for its IPO and learn how to raise fund via an IPO and the differences between the Hong Kong and New York stock exchanges.


  • Take part in a simulated case analysis led by Prof. Michael Faulkender
  • Learn about the features of Smith Global Leadership EMBA program
  • Experience an executive coaching session with Elisa Mallis, Executive Education Fellow at Robert H. Smith School of Business
  • Join a networking lunch with your future classmates and high caliber executive students
  • Engage with Smith EMBA Alumni and learn their experiences with Smith
    • Echo Jin, CFO at Hewlett Packard Enterprise China
    • Edith Zhao, CFO at IBM China
    • Mark Chinaloy, Managing Director at Welding Alloys Group

About the Professor:

Michael Faulkender’s research focuses on empirical corporate finance in the areas of capital structure, risk management, corporate liquidity, and executive compensation. His work has been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies and has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and The New York Times. He was awarded the Barclay’s Global Investors / Michael Brennan Best Paper Award in the Review of Financial Studies in 2013, was runner up for that prize in 2006, and won the Jensen Prize for Corporate Finance – Second Prize in the Journal of Financial Economics in 2013. Professor Faulkender was recently named to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Finance, serving as an Associate Editor.




Saturday, March 11, 2017

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Keyan Building

University of International Business and Economics

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