Managing global careers in times of crisis

VP gives insights on global career paths

Date: 16/04/2015

Visiting professor John Scott came along to meet our Master's level HR students studying cross-cultural management and to speak about his experiences in the Middle East during the Arab Spring. His talk was insightful and provided illustrative practical examples to demonstrate theory in action as part of the syllabus. Students heard about how global career paths were managed in emergency situations and how Western organisations responded to challenges in Egypt, Libya, Bahrain and other Middle East and North African countries. With plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion, students also benefitted from John’s reflections on what he learnt from his experiences, the steps that he might have taken and will take in future, based on his learning. This made for a highly reflective and enjoyable session.

Our BA, PgDip and MA courses benefit from the input of visiting professors who regularly come to speak to students at both Master's and undergraduate levels. They bring a wealth of experience and information on business practices and, in this way, the academic nature of the courses is made exceptionally relevant to students seeking careers in industry.

John Scott