Edy Wong, PhD
SessTemp Admin Professional, Alberta School of Business - International Office
- (780) 492-8137
3-21B1 Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NWEdmonton ABT6G 2R6
Full Lecturer, Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics and Law
A recipient of a Governor General's Medallion and the Chongqing Friendship Award in 2013, Dr. Edy Wong is a researcher and practitioner of international business. He has produced numerous scholarly articles on China over the years and is author of the SCMP designation program in Canada, for which he was awarded a Fellow's Award by Supply Chain Management Association of Canada and the Garner –Thémoin Award by IFPSCM (International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management).
Dr. Wong 's business experience includes past and current corporate directorships in Hong Kong and China, and presidency of the Hong Kong - Canada Business Association (Edmonton). He has served as advisor to the China Petroleum Equipment Manufacturers Association, Shenzhen Logistics Association, and Temco Energy of Kazakhstan. Dr. Wong is also a visiting professor at several Chinese universities and the China Academy of Governance (a State Council training institute), and a regular lecturer at the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (a CPC training institute).
BUEC 444 - International Study Tours
This course is a combination of on site study tours to a foreign country and academic coursework. The study tour component will normally be for a two to three week period, during which students will participate in company tours, lectures and language and cultural study to develop an appreciation for different business cultures and contexts. Upon return, students will be expected to complete a group project or case study relating to the business environment of the country under study. Prerequisites: Preference will be given to students who have completed at least one other international business course in the Faculty of Business.
BUEC 641 - Strategic Procurement
Increasing competition and globalization of the supply chain have made cost competitiveness and procurement effectiveness key to successful business performance. Best-in-class procurement practices are essential to attaining global supply chain competitiveness today. This course introduces students to the principles of procurement and how they can help enhance cost and supply chain efficiency. Learning outcomes will be both strategic and tactical including topics such as the business function of procurement, the procurement process and organization, trends in organizational design, quality management, make - buy decisions, strategic cost management, strategic and global sourcing, supplier selection and management, inventory strategies, category management, performance measurement and evaluation, RFP (Request for Proposal) and contract management, negotiations and conflict management, and electronic sourcing. Prerequisite: BUEC 503.
BUEC 801 - International Business
Understanding the globalization of business, international trade and trading blocks; planning for market entry and development; exporting, joint ventures, direct investment; developing the skills of an international manager. Restricted to students registered in the MBA China Program.
BUEC 888 - Business Project Part 1-4
Students are required to complete a custom designed project for a client company and prepare a business plan. The company selected could be the student's own organization or a unit within the organization. Restricted to students registered in the MBA China Program.
BUS 800 - Supply Chain Management
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Supply Chain Management and how it relates to a firm's competitiveness. Emphasis will be placed on the role of SCM in transforming global business practices and relations. SCM informs how a firm would source, design, produce, and market its products in today's global environment. Topics will include global business trends, current supply chain practices, international procurement, logistics and inventory management, performance assessment, supply management and SCM strategy in a global environment. Restricted to students registered in the MBA China Program.
BUS 808 - International Study Tour
A week-long intensive course. Understanding the challenges facing local companies in their environment, for example, Asia or Eastern Europe. An on-site visit to the location is included. Restricted to students registered in the MBA China Program.
FIN 866 - International Finance
The objective of this course is to acquaint students with macro and micro aspects of international finance. At the macro level coverage will include theories of direct investment, the international monetary mechanism, foreign exchange markets, and repercussions from balance of payments difficulties. Micro level materials will include problems of doing business internationally and a survey of public and private foreign and international finance institutions. The final part of the course will review Canada's role in international business. Restricted to students registered in the MFM Program.
MARK 800 - Marketing
Understanding the role of marketing in determining the direction of an organization; the customer-focused organization; opportunity identification; forecasting demand; marketing segmentation; market planning, and implementation. Restricted to students registered in the MBA China Program.
SEM 641 - Business Strategy
This course examines top management decisions and emphasizes the development of business and corporate strategy. It integrates the management principles studied in the business core using a series of business cases. Guest Faculty members and executives will participate. Prerequisite: All required Year one MBA core courses.