Four VSB seniors out-competed 15 teams from universities across the nation to place first in the seventh annual Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE) International Business Case Competition, held at Northeastern University in Boston. The first-place finishers—Brian Chueh ’17, Erica Chuong ’17, Chris Sweeney ’17 and Andrew Liou ’17—were tasked with examining a business case for Unilever and presenting their recommendations to a panel of judges in less than 48 hours.
The Business Leaders Forum was held September 29 and brought together members of VSB Advisory Councils, faculty, staff and students for a day of learning and networking. This year's theme, “Cyber Risk: Protecting You and Your Business,” highlighted the challenges associated with cyber security, provided insights on how to mitigate cyber security risks, and attracted 235 attendees—a record number. Center Faculty Director Jonathan Doh, PhD, the Herbert G. Rammrath Endowed Chair in International Business, again served as program chair.
CGL organized its annual networking event to celebrate global leadership in the second week of November during International Education Week. Nearly 50 returning and outgoing students who participated in the Global Citizens and Urbino programs joined the Global Leadership Fellows, faculty and staff in an interactive setting. A number of networking activities were coordinated throughout the evening, and CGL Faculty Director Dr. Jonathan Doh provided opening remarks.
Submissions to the Journal of World Business (JWB) topped 600 in 2016 at 631 new papers for the year. JWB has been housed at CGL since September 2015 when CGL Faculty Director Dr. Jonathan Doh took over as editor-in-chief and CGL Director Kim Cahill assumed the role of managing editor. This figure doubles the number of submissions in 2014, the year before JWB moved to the Center for Global Leadership.
On June 23, 2016, the British voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. On September 15, the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia collaborated with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP to host the region’s first seminar to educate and guide companies through these times.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Center for Global Leadership awarded $400,600 in scholarships and fellowships this academic year in support of international education. The $5,000 Freeman Foundation Scholarships were conferred to thirty students studying and working in China, South Korea, Cambodia and Singapore.
In October, Center Director Kim Cahill served as a panelist at the Annual IES Abroad Annual Conference in Chicago on the topic “Helping Business Students Study Abroad.” IES Abroad educates students to become global leaders through premier study abroad and internship programs, which offer students worldwide experiential learning opportunities that meet the highest standards of academic quality.
For the fifth year in a row, CGL Advisory Council members shared their expertise in a series of Business Dynamics Globalization Panels in fall 2016. The CGL AC member participants and one current student panelist were: Anthony Abbatiello '97 VSB, principal, Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting, LLP; Peter Alberti ’96 MBA, executive director and Global Marketing leader, Merck & Co., Inc.; Erica Chuong ’17 VSB, Global Leadership Fellow, Management/IB co-major, Chinese minor; Steve DeRose ’76 VSB, Global Customer Excellence, Unilever (retired); Brett Gora ’10 VSB, Commercial Project Management, Siemens’ Aeroderivative Gas Turbine; Meghan Gora ’10 VSB, Global Mobility Services Tax manager, KPMG; Kaitlyn (Mincer) Kramer ’07 VSB, ’13 MBA, manager, Vanguard Global Audit Services; and Kerry White ’86 VSB, executive director, Global Pensions, J.P. Morgan Corporate & Investment Bank.