Loyola at a Glance
College of Business launches Global Business Association
November 18, 2011
The Loyola University New Orleans College of Business recently announced the formation of the Global Business Association, a student-based organization focusing on international business, foreign trade, geo-political issues and cross-cultural relations.
The GBA’s new president, international business and management senior Jourdan McCullough, says the new organization reflects Loyola’s commitment to preparing its students to compete in a global marketplace.
“More than 32 percent of Loyola students study abroad at one point during their college career and Loyola has the only Latin American and Caribbean Studies minor in the United States,” McCullough said. “Therefore, it was obvious to me early in my college career that all of these Loyola students in and outside of the College of Business embraced the idea of international awareness. What we have attempted to do by creating the Global Business Association is to foster an environment that brings all of these individuals together.”
"The GBA, who’s membership is open to all students, will focus on promoting awareness of global issues that cut across business, political science, law, and the liberal arts," said GBA faculty adviser and Jack & Vada Reynolds Chair in International Business, Jeffrey A. Krug, Ph.D.
"It will work closely with student groups outside the College of Business such as Latin American Studies and Modern Foreign Languages,” said Krug. “We want this organization to be a truly Loyola organization that promotes interactions across campus and between our students and the New Orleans business community."
In addition to sponsoring executive speakers, GBA will host international dinners, foster relationships among students across Loyola's campus, and work with the World Trade Center, World Affairs Council, and other New Orleans businesses.
For more information, contact GBA president Jourdan McCullough at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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