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MBA students weigh in on international economic issues

November 2, 2018
Huffington Post, The Colombia Valley Pioneer, BCRFA Industry News, Trade Ready

Students in the Master of Business Administration in Executive Administration program are taking their learning beyond the classroom and into the press.

Prof. Charles Krusekopf of the School of Business recently encouraged his MBA students to submit for publication opinion-editorials they had written as a final assignment.

Four of the op-eds were accepted, including Justyna Herman’s article calling on Canada to end its trade relationship with Saudi Arabia in light of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Here’s an excerpt from the Huffington Post:

“There is a clear precedent of Canada taking these sorts of actions against other states. For example, Canada condemned Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea and the alleged-poisoning of Sergey and Julia Skirpal, as well as other rogue acts by governments, by imposing sanctions and taking a firm stance. Canada must do so again in response to Khashoggi's murder, and lead by example.”

Classmate Rose-Marie Roxburgh’s article on the effect of large numbers of immigrants and refugees on Sweden’s social model was published by The Colombia Valley Pioneer; Richard Ingle wrote on foreign migration in the BC restaurant industry for BCFRA Industry News; and Mark Jewells explored Canada-China trade opportunities created by the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership for Trade Ready.