Published 02/02/15

Bryant faculty travel to China to offer executive development training

A group of Bryant faculty traveled to Guangdong, China, in January to offer an executive developmental training program. The faculty taught a week of intensive classes at Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute and had the opportunity to experience the rich culture of China, Hong Kong, and Macau.

“The GEDI training program allowed us to get into the very competitive executive training market in China,” said Hong Yang, Ph.D., Vice President of International Affairs and director of Bryant’s U.S.-China Institute and Confucius Institute. “Our faculty had a unique opportunity to experience their teaching facilities. I was pleased to get the very positive feedback from the trainees who praised our faculty members for their up-to-date knowledge of their research subjects and their passion for teaching.”

The faculty participating in the program were:

  • V.K. Unni, D.B.A, Dean of the College of Business
  • Keith Murray, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing
  • Hakan Saraoglu, Ph.D., Professor of Finance
  • Kenneth Sousa, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems

“It was an incredible experience,” Sousa says. “It was an immediate connection with all of the students and you could tell that they really wanted to learn.”

The training was held on the campus of Bryant’s partner school, Beijing Institute of Technology in Zhuhai.

“It was a great opportunity to teach to a different clientele,” Sousa says. “I left there knowing that I made a difference.”