GUST stu­dent completes re­spon­si­ble man­age­ment course at ESC Rennes

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Gulf Univer­sity for Science and Technology (GUST) stu­dent, Noura AlKhubazi, suc­cess­fully com­pleted a 10day course this sum­mer en­ti­tled “Re­spon­si­ble Man­age­ment”, at Rennes School of Busi­ness in France. The course comes as part of GUST and Rennes’ an­nual stu­dent ex­change pro­gram to di­ver­sify and en­hance their stu­dents’ aca­demic ex­pe­ri­ence.

GUST Vice Pres­i­dent for Aca­demic Af­fairs, Dr Salah Al-Sharhan, said, “I am pleased to see the growth of our first col­lab­o­ra­tion with a Euro­pean Univer­sity such as Rennes School of Busi­ness. See­ing that GUST stu­dents are be­com­ing more en­gag­ing in the ex­change pro­grams is a vi­tal step to widen and en­rich both their aca­demic and cul­tural knowl­edge”.

The Re­spon­si­ble Man­age­ment course of­fers in­ten­sive aca­demic and pro­fes­sional classes by a team of in­ter­na­tional pro­fes­sors with ex­ten­sive Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity (CSR) ex­per­tise from Rennes, and its part­ner uni­ver­si­ties. The course ex­am­ines how re­spon­si­ble man­agers and their stake­hold­ers can work to­gether to cre­ate a more sus­tain­able world. This pro­gram pro­vides a valu­able op­por­tu­nity for GUST se­niors to gain pro­fi­ciency in the field.

Noura Al-Khubazi, said, “The time I spent at Rennes was very re­ward­ing, both on an aca­demic and per­sonal level. Learn­ing about CSR has changed the way I see the busi­ness world. Be­ing able to ex­change ideas and learn along­side peers from di­verse back­grounds has made it such a spe­cial ex­pe­ri­ence. Im­mers­ing my­self in this new life­style abroad was the per­fect ad­di­tion to the col­lec­tion of other ex­pe­ri­ences I had at GUST.” Rennes and GUST signed a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing in 2013 to work to­gether on an ex­change pro­gram for stu­dents. In the Spring 2017 se­mes­ter, GUST wel­comed two stu­dents from Rennes: Felix Foiret and Ahmed Mostafa, who at­tended cour­ses at the GUST Col­lege of Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion as part of the ex­change pro­gram. Study abroad pro­grams are highly sought af­ter at both uni­ver­si­ties for their abil­ity to al­low stu­dents to flour­ish aca­dem­i­cally, strengthen their char­ac­ter, and en­joy a well-rounded ed­u­ca­tion.

Di­rec­tor of Ad­min­is­tra­tive Aca­demic Af­fairs, Mrs. Amani Gaber, said, “Some of the ben­e­fits of par­tic­i­pat­ing in an in­ter­na­tional ex­change are that the stu­dents ex­pand their com­fort zones, be­come sel­f­re­liant, in­de­pen­dent, and ma­ture. Th­ese les­sons can never be taught in a class­room.”

The Of­fice of In­ter­na­tional Pro­grams strives to pro­mote and de­velop a wide range of ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties for GUST un­der­grad­u­ates seek­ing to gain ex­pe­ri­ences abroad and ad­vance their de­gree pro­gram with an in­ter­na­tional di­men­sion of learn­ing and en­gage­ment.

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