Lecture :The West Point Way of Leadership

Time: 18:30-21:00  Aug 4th,2014, Monday
Venue: 2nd Floor, Wanzhonglou Building, Peking University
Speaker: Major Brian Montgomery, the United States Military Academy at West Point
Host: Dr. John Yang, Co-Dean of BiMBA at Peking University
Language: English

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BiMBA at Peking University and The United States Military Academy at West Point have long been strategic partners in MBA education, especially in the field of leadership development program. Faculty members and students from both sides have paid several visits, formal or informal, and have maintained a constructive relationship with each other since 2005. 

In the coming week, a lecture by Major Brian Montgomery, the United States Military Academy at West Point, part of the 2014 MBA student Orientation will take place in Langrun Garden at Peking University. Prospective students are also welcome to have this Pre-MBA Experience.

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Major Brian Montgomery is from Roswell, Georgia. He received his commission from the United States Military Academy at West Point in May of 2004 after receiving a Bachelors of Science in Economics. He is currently assigned to the United States Military Academy as an instructor of General Psychology for Leaders (PL100) after earning a Master of Arts degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at New York University in New York, NY.

Main Contents in the Lecture:

  • The essence of leadership;
  • The relevance of West Point way of Leadership to corporate leadership;
  • Why has West Point bred more CEOs than any business school?


About BiMBA

The Beijing International MBA (BiMBA) at Peking University was established in 1998. It was the first Chinese-foreign educational collaboration project approved by the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council. BiMBA offers full-time MBA, part-time MBA, and EMBA programs, as well as tailor-made enterprise development programs, and financial and management training programs. BiMBA has been ranked #1 in China by Fortune (China) and Forbes (China) for years, and BusinessWeek has described it as "An MBA with a Heart".

About The West Point

The United States Military Academy at West Point was established at 1802, which is one of the oldest military academy in the U.S. West Point is famous for its motto of Duty, Honor, and Country, which has inspired a whole generation of Americans. Its alumni are collectively referred to as "The Long Gray Line" and its ranks include two American presidents, numerous famous generals, and seventy-four Medal of Honor recipients. Besides, many senior managers and CEOs of top business firms in the US are all West Point graduates. The special emphasis on leadership building has been West Point's tradition.