Each year, the Ubaya Faculty of Business and Economics Master of Management (MM) and Master of Accounting (MAKSI) programs conducted a Business Visit event to overseas as part of a global learning activity. This routine activity is coordinated by the Leadership Club. This year, the activity was carried out to Vietnam on December 1st-4th, 2013. This year, participants are 37 people consisting of 3 lecturers, 7 alumnus, and 27 students. Lecturers who joined the visit are Wiyono Pontjoharyo, Sujoko Efferin Ph.D., and Dr. Putu Anom Mahadwartha.
While in Vietnam, the delegation visited Phong Phu Textile Company, National University of Vietnam-University of Social Sciences and Humanity, and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology. Besides, during the free time, they visited some famous tourism objects in Ho Chi Minh City including HCMC Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace, War Museum, Vienh Nghiem Buddhist Temple, and Ben Thanh Market.
Phong Phu Textile Company
Phong Phu Textile Company is an export and domestic-oriented company that produces textile and garment. The company was founded in 1964 and is now a joint venture between the Vietnamese government and the private sector. Its flagship product includes high-quality blankets and towels. Major export markets include Japan, the U.S., and the European Union. The Ubaya delegation had the opportunity to see the factory and discuss with Director team about the challenges of global business enterprises, employment problems, and the orientation of the production and business collaboration prospect in the future.
National University of Vietnam – University of Social Sciences and Humanity
During the visit, the delegation had the opportunity to get short course Ubaya about Vietnamese culture and market coordinated by Prof. Phan Thi Hong Xian. What makes the short course unique is it is delivered from the economic anthropology knowledge approach. Through this training, participants will better understand the socio-cultural aspects of Vietnam, Vietnam’s economic conditions and prospects as well as an overview of the challenges with the AFTA (ASEAN Free Trade Area).
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
The University has the best business school in Vietnam. During the visit, the Ubaya delegation gets the opportunity to discuss the university leaders led by Dr. Vu The Dung (Vice Rector for International Affairs). The discussions open the vision of the university governance, internationalization strategies, existing programs, and teaching methods that are used in the business school. The discussion about student and lecturer exchange between Ubaya and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology has been initiated.
Overall, the event has successfully given a new perspective for the participants, developed an international network of individual and institutional as well as developed collegiality among lecturers, students, and alumni. The MM and MAKSI programs appreciated the commitment of the Leadership Club: Stephanie, Yuditya, Rossyana, Chilwin, Kent, Agnes Laurens, Hilmil, Christina, and Redo who had worked hard to prepare this event. Also, our highest appreciation goes to the Alumni Forum that has been very active in contributing the idea to smooth the running of this event, Teddy R. Sondakh, Go Siang Chen, Yuwono, and Liliek.