Introduction to GDT Curriculum
Alibaba GDT Curriculum consists of two academic programs: Digital Transformation and Digital Entrepreneurship. Based on three types of insight, the programs are distilled from the integration of the business experiences from Alibaba, businesses within its ecosystem and cutting-edge research from global research institutes and think tanks, including Alibaba Research Institute (AliResearch) and Luohan Academy.
Digital Business Methods and Concepts
Conceptual insights cover the continuous advancement of theories, concepts and methodologies developed, and used by entrepreneurs and businesses across the digital economy.
Cross-Border eCommerce Business Simulation
More than twenty years of professional experience in cross-border eCommerce management is translated into experiential insights offered through a comprehensive cross-border eCommerce simulation platform experience.
Contemporary Case Studies
Commercial insights based on real-life contemporary case studies of entrepreneurs, the experiences of Alibaba and its ecosystem partners as well as other digital businesses across the globe.
Digital Transformation Program
Digital Transformation Program provides a comprehensive interpretation of digital economy and thorough analysis on digital transformation in different industries, mainly focusing on developing digital economy mindsets of customer-centricity, altruism, inclusiveness, ecosystem, adaption to change, and data-driven, to enable global digital talents to access insights, skills and opportunities within the current and future digital era.
Embrace the Digital Economy
Features of the Digital Economy
Business Paradigm Shift
Changing Nature of Work
Transformation of an Industry – New Retail
Transformation of an Industry – Smart Logistics
Transformation of an Industry – New Finance
Transformation of an Industry – Smart Manufacturing
Digital Entrepreneurship Program
Digital Entrepreneurship Program aims to foster digital practitioner capabilities of business acumen, holistic view of business, mission-driven mindset, resources integration, trial-and- error, digital marketing, data analysis, and ability to raise funds and pitch to investment, through project-based learning methodology and business simulation experience.
Holistic View of Business
Human-Centric Product & Service Development Process
Pitching and Raising Early Stage Investment for Digital Business
Alibaba GDT Cross-Border eCommerce Simulation Platform
The GDT Cross-Border eCommerce Simulation Platform enables students to directly apply the theories, concepts and methodologies learnt from GDT programs in a simulated business environment and practice business strategy and key decision-making processes.
GDT program equips member institutions with up-to-date educational material including academic framework, pre-prepared PowerPoints, case studies, case videos, leading industry research reports, curated reading materials, and the GDT Cross-Border eCommerce Simulation Platform.