• Children as young as three are being enrolled in CEO courses in China's south (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
They say if you want to get ahead in life, you should start young.
By
Bianca Soldani

24 Aug 2016 - 1:18 PM  UPDATED 24 Aug 2016 - 1:18 PM

A group of privileged children in China are spending their summer learning the ins and outs of running a business.

According to China Daily, a school in Guangzhou in the country’s south east offers CEO classes for budding business minds aged between three-years-old and 12.

The course reportedly costs 50,000 yuan a year - almost AU$10,000 - for twice weekly lessons and aims to give its young students the characteristics of powerful leaders.  

Children take part in activities such as assembling models with toy bricks and adding missing words to sentences, but according to one father who spoke to Xinhua, the children were mostly playing.

The course reportedly costs 50,000 yuan a year - almost AU$10,000 - for twice weekly lessons and aims to give its young students the characteristics of powerful leaders.  

He explains that he enrolled in child because other wealthy families in his neighbourhood were doing the same, saying “We certainly don’t want to be left behind”.

His isn't the only institution offering CEO skills and China Daily reports that dissatisfied parents have been complaining recently that they are not worth their steep price.

There seems to be a bustling market for elite education among the well-off in China with similar institutions offering a range of training courses such as equestrian, golf and languages for the very young.

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