A home to people from all over the world, and a centre of international business, diplomacy, the arts and the sciences, New York City is a very special classroom. ACU's recent MBA (Executive) International Study Tour to New York was a wonderful learning experience for everyone involved.
Professor Donald Ross led fourteen MBA (Executive) students to New York City to conduct field research on doing business in the USA, focusing on comparative financial, marketing and human resource management practices. The course aims to expose students to diverse business practices in international business and to allow them to gain an appreciation of cultural diversity and business behaviour, through an intensive engagement with enterprises located in the USA, one of Australia’s most important trade and investment partners.
The study group interviewed senior American managers and executives from a number of leading organisations including Citigroup, GAMCO Investors, J.P. Morgan, and Sidley Austin, and received presentations from Richard Leather, Austrade's Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the US, and Bill Catucci, former President and CEO of AT&T Canada, and now Professor of Management at Fordham and Palladium Fellow.
Generously hosted by our partner, Fordham University, the study tour strengthened our links with the Jesuit University of New York, and our shared mission of commitment to the discovery of wisdom and learning guided by our mutual Catholic traditions.
Our partnership with the American-Australian Association was also instrumental to the success of the tour, and the high quality and rich detail of the research findings that emerged.