Edy Wong, PhD
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).
Provides students with an introduction to the tools they will require to succeed in the increasingly international business world. Serves as a basis for other more advanced courses in International Business, covering such topics as Country Differences, International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, Regional Economic Integration, The Foreign Exchange Market and International Business Strategy and Operations. This course will also cover selective topics in international macro economics. Prerequisite: BUEC 502 or 503. Not open to students who have taken BUEC 541.
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.
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 Executive MBA students only.
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. Prerequisite: BUEC 503.
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.
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.
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.
Topics in international marketing, including the importance of international marketing to Canadian business, comparative marketing systems, evaluation of socioeconomic influences on international marketing, and marketing strategies as they relate to firm size. Prerequisite: MARK 502.