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In late summer 2007, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Steering Committee unanimously approved an offer from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business to host a meeting of APRU business school deans. APRU (www.apru.org), formed in 1997, is a consortium of 37 leading research universities in the Pacific Rim. APRU aims to foster education, research and enterprise thereby contributing to the economic, scientific and cultural advancement in the Pacific Rim. For a listing of member universities, click here: http://www.apru.org/about/members.htm

The overall purpose of this meeting is to explore possible areas of collaboration amongst the APRU member schools in their teaching, research, and outreach activities, as well as to learn from each other in such areas as alumni relations, career services, and fundraising.

 

Wednesday, May 21 Welcome Reception & Dinner (at the home of Jim and Gail Ellis, San Marino)

     5:15 pm                     Hotel pick-up
     6:00 pm                     Welcome & Self-Introductions
     7:00 pm                     Dinner
     8:30 pm                     Adjourn

 

Thursday, May 22      Popovich Hall 300 (Boardroom)

 
     9:00 – 9:05 am           Opening Remarks
                                           Jim Ellis, Dean, Marshall School of Business, USC
 
     9:05 – 9:30 am           Summary Report on the Internationalization Survey of
                                      Participating APRU Business Schools
                                           Richard Drobnick, Director, Center for International Business
                                           Education and Research (CIBER), Marshall School of Business, USC [View Presentation]

 

     “Best-Practices” in International Teaching, Research, and Outreach Activities
 
     9:30-10:45 am            Teaching
 

     This session will focus on the “best-practice” international teaching activities that business schools have 
     developed
-- or are planning to develop -- as reported in the survey.

 
     *    Chair: Ken McGillivray, Secretary General, APRU Secretariat
          Sid Gray, Associate Dean, Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Sydney [View Presentation]            
          Keith Houghton, Dean, College of Business & Economics, Australia National University   [View Presentation]
          Akihiro Inoue, Associate Dean, Business School, Keio University   [View Presentation]
          Al Osborne, Senior Associate Dean, Anderson School of Management, UCLA   [View Presentation]
          JoAnne Starr, Assistant Dean, Rady School of Management. UC San Diego   [View Presentation]          
          Zhongming Wang, Executive Dean, School of Management, Zhejiang University   [View Presentation]

 

     10:45-11:15 am          Coffee & Tea break

     11:15 -12:30 pm         Research

     This session will focus on the “best-practice” international research activities (student or faculty) that business 
     schools have developed--or are planning to develop--as reported in the survey.
 
     *    Chair: Bernard Yeung,Dean, Business School, National University of Singapore
          Sid Gray, Associate Dean, Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Sydney    [View Presentation]
          Keith Houghton, Dean, College of Business & Economics, Australia National University  [View Presentation]      
          Akihiro Inoue, Associate Dean, Business School, Keio University    [View Presentation]
          Zhongming Wang, Executive Dean, School of Management, Zhejiang University    [View Presentation]
          Greg Whitwell,Associate Dean,Faculty of Economics & Commerce,University of Melbourne [View Presentation]

 

     12:30 - 2:00 pm           Working Lunch ~ University Club, Pub Room
 
     2:00 – 2:30 pm            Marshall School’s Student Research Project for the APEC
                                       Business Advisory Council (ABAC)         
 
     Ravi Kumar, Professor of Information and Operations Management, Marshall School of Business, USC

 

     2:30 - 3:45 pm             Outreach

     This session will focus on the “best-practice” international outreach activities (student or faculty) that business 
     schools have developed--or are planning to develop--as reported in the survey.

     *    Chair: JoAnne Starr, Assistant Dean, Rady School of Management, UCSD
          Richard Drobnick,Director, CIBER, Marshall School of Business, USC    [View Presentation]
          Leonard Cheng, Acting Dean, Business School, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
          Sid Gray, Associate Dean, Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Sydney    [View Presentation]
          Al Osborne, Senior Associate Dean, Anderson School of Management, UCLA
          Ainin Sulaiman,Dean, Faculty of Business & Accountancy, University of Malaya    [View Presentation]
          Greg Whitwell,Associate Dean,Faculty of Economics & Commerce,University of Melbourne [View Presentation]

 

     3:45-4:15 pm               Coffee & Tea Break
 
     4:15-5:30 pm               Comparing “Our” Markets for MBA Education
 

     This session will focus on the “markets” for regular and executive MBA education in different countries. 
     Issues of interest might include: the size of the market, characteristics of the customers (students), how 
     students are recruited into MBA programs and placed with employers upon graduation, how students
 finance
     their education and what students are willing to pay.

     
     *    Chair: Timothy S.C. Chou, Associate Dean, College of Management, National Taiwan University
          Leonard Cheng,Acting Dean,Business School,Hong Kong University of Science & Tech  [View Presentation]
          Masataka Ota, Dean, Graduate School of Commerce, Waseda University    [View Presentation]   
          Cherie Scricca,Associate Dean for MBA Program, Marshall School of Business, USC
          John Seybolt, Dean, Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne
          Ainin Sulaiman, Dean, Faculty of Business & Accountancy, University of Malaya    [View Presentation]
          Yihong Yu, Associate Dean, School of Management, Fudan University    [View Presentation]

 

     6:00-8:00 pm               Reception & Dinner ~ Popovich Courtyard

 

 

     Friday, May 22      Popovich Hall 300 (Boardroom) 

     Globalization: Challenges & Opportunities for APRU Business Schools
 
     9:30-10:45 am             Preparing Students to Lead in Tomorrow’s Global Economy

     This session will focus on the “training” of students to become capable and comfortable in a globalized 
     business world of multiple currencies, multiple cultures, and multiple cuisines. Issues of interest might 
     include: international experiential learning and international student recruiting,
as well as innovations in 
     traditional classroom training and research.

     *    Chair: Takayuki Asada, Vice Dean, Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University
          Leonard Cheng,Acting Dean,Business School,Hong Kong University of Science & Tech   [View Presentation]
          S.C. Timothy Chou, Associate Dean, College of Management, National Taiwan University [View Presentation]   
          Doug Joines, Vice Dean for Academic Programs, Marshall School of Business, USC [View Presentation]          
          Al Osborne, Senior Associate Dean, Anderson School of Management, UCLA
          John Seybolt, Dean, Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne
          Bin Yang, Deputy Dean, School of Economics & Management, Tsinghua University [View Presentation]            

 

     10:45-11:15 am          Coffee & Tea Break
 
     11:15 -12:30 pm          Preparing Faculty to Lead B-School Globalization

     This session will focus on the “development” of faculty to lead a business school’s globalization activities. 
     Issues of interest might include: recruiting, developing, motivating, and retaining internationally-oriented faculty.

              
     *    Chair: Bin Yang, Deputy Dean, School of Economics & Management, Tsinghua University
          James Bean, Dean, Charles H. Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon [View Presentation]          
          Shantanu Dutta,Vice Dean,Research and Advancement,Marshall School of Business,USC [View Presentation]
          Masataka Ota, Dean, Graduate School of Commerce, Waseda University    [View Presentation]
          Yihong Yu, Associate Dean, School of Management, Fudan University    [View Presentation]

 

     12:30 - 2:00 pm           Working Lunch - Popovich 300, Boardroom
                                      Fundraising, Career Services and Alumni Relations
 

     This lunch session will provide brief presentations on the Marshall School’s fundraising, career services 
     and
alumni relations activities in order to provide a stimulus for a wide-ranging discussion about these issues
     among all the deans.

 
     Peter Giulioni                                                  Serena Overhoff                                         
     Executive Director, MBA Career Center             Senior Director, External Relations        
     Marshall School of Business, USC                    Marshall School of Business, USC
     [View Presentation]                                          [View Presentation]

                                    

     2:00 – 3:30 pm            International Partnerships: Exploring, Developing, and Sustaining
 

     This session will focus on the “best-practice” international partnerships that business schools have 
     developed--or are planning to develop--in teaching, research, or outreach activities. Issues of interest might 
     include: 
accreditation, faculty interests, student interests, university regulations, financial constraints, etc. 

 
     *    Chair: Ken McGillivray, Secretary General, APRU Secretariat
          James Bean, Dean, Charles H. Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon  [View Presentation]          
          Leonard Cheng,Acting Dean,Business School,Hong Kong University of Science & Tech  [View Presentation]
          Keith Houghton, Dean, College of Business & Economics, Australia National University  [View Presentation]      
          John Seybolt, Dean, Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne
          Ainin Sulaiman, Dean, Faculty of Business & Accountancy, University of Malaya    [View Presentation]
          Takayuki Asada, Vice Dean, Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University    [View Presentation]
          Zhongming Wang, Executive Dean, School of Management, Zhejiang University    [View Presentation]

 

     3:30 - 3:45 pm            Coffee & Tea Break
 
     3:45 - 5:00 pm             Future International Activities among APRU Business School Deans
 

     This session will provide an opportunity to explore the question of whether or not it would be worthwhile to 
     have a
second meeting of APRU business school deans. And, if so, this session will provide an opportunity 
     to explore
how a second meeting might be structured.

 
     *    Chair: Jim Ellis, Dean, Marshall School of Business, USC    [View Discussion]

 

     6:00-8:00 pm               Reception & Dinner (optional & by invitation only)
                                       Venue: The California Club      
                                                  538 South Flower Street
                                                  Los Angeles, CA 90071

                                                  Tel: 213 633 1391

 
Participants

University Department/School Name Title
AUSTRALIA
Australian National University College of Business & Economics Keith Houghton Dean
University of Melbourne Melbourne School of Business John W. Seybolt Dean
University of Melbourne Faculty of Economics & Accountancy Greg Whitwell Associate Dean
University of Sydney Faculty of Economics & Business Sid Gray
Associate Dean
CHINA   
Fudan University School of Management Yihong Yu Associate Dean
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School Leonard Cheng Acting Dean
Tsinghua University School of Economics & Management Bin Yang Deputy Dean
Zhejiang University School of Management Zhongming Wang Executive Dean
CHINESE TAIPEI   
National Taiwan University College of Management S.C. Timothy Chou Associate Dean
JAPAN   
Keio University Business School
Deputy Dean
Osaka University Graduate School of Economics Takayuki Asada Vice Dean
Waseda University Business School Masataka Ota Dean
MALAYSIA   
Faculty of Business & Accountancy
Dean
Faculty of Business & Accountancy
Deputy Dean
Faculty of Business & Accountancy
Professor
SINGAPORE   
National University of Singapore Business School Bernard Yeung Dean
UNITED STATES   
University of California at Los Angeles Anderson School of Management Al Osborne
 Associate Dean
University of California at San Diego Rady School of Management JoAnne Starr Assistant Dean
University of Oregon Charles H. Lundquist College of Business James Bean  Dean
University of Southern California Marshall School of Business James Ellis Dean
APRU
APRU Secretariat Association of Pacific Rim Universities Kenneth McGillivray Secretary General

Schools

College of Business and Economics
Tsinghua University
School of Economics & Management
Chulalongkorn University
Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy
University of Auckland
Business School
Fudan University
School of Management
Anderson School of Management
University of California at San Diego
Rady School of Management
Keio University
Business School
University of Melbourne
Faculty of Economics & Accountancy
Kyoto University
Business School
University of Malaya
Faculty of Business & Accountancy
National Taiwan University
College of Management
University of Oregon
Charles H. Lundquist College of Business
University of Sydney
Faculty of Economics & Business
Osaka University
Graduate School of Economics
Waseda University
Business School

Hotel Accomodations

To secure special rates, contact the following hotel directly.

OMNI LOS ANGELES HOTEL
TEL: 213.617.3300
FAX: 213.617.3399
www.omnilosangeles.com

 

Online Registration Link: Click Here

Special Rate: $175/Night (only until APRIL 21, 2008)

EVENT Name: USC-APRU Business Deans Workshop

 

Downtown’s only four-diamond convention hotel, the Omni Los Angeles Hotel features luxurious accommodations and modern conveniences that suit the needs of business and leisure travelers alike. The 17-story hotel captures the essence and spirit of Los Angeles and provides easy access to cultural and business destinations. The Los Angeles Civic Center, the Financial District and the Staples Center, as well as many of Los Angeles’ world-class theaters and museums, are just minutes from the hotel.
Omni Hotel is approximately 4 miles from USC campus.


Transportation

A shuttle will transport all workshop participants between the hotel, university campus and all off-site activities.

 

Airport

The closest airport to USC is the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) which about 18 miles from the hotel. To travel from LAX airport, you can take a cab (appx. $40-$50 depending upon traffic) or take one of the private shuttle busses (estimated at $16 one-way) to the hotel. Depending upon traffic, the travel time from LAX to downtown Los Angeles can range from 30 minutes to an hour.

 

Maps and Driving Directions

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Suzette Furbeyre
Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
USC Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California
3716 S. Hope Street - RAN 313
Los Angeles, CA 90089-7705

TEL: 213 740 7133 
FAX: 213 740 8538