Goizueta Colloquium 2015 Visits United Kingdom

Packed genda includes stops at the House of Lords, Parliament, Razorfish, Harrod's and offered business advice to MBA students.

By Harold S. Lewis 90MBA

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George Hiller Jr. 16EvMBA, Barroness Elizabeth Berridge, and Harold Lewis 90MBA

EmoryWire is pleased to present this highlight recap of the Colloquium 2015 Evening MBA International Study trip to London and Oxford that took place March 1-6. Goizueta Business School Evening MBA Program Associate Dean Harold S. Lewis 90MBA shares his thoughts here. Accompanying him on the trip was Steve Stuk, associate professor in the practice of information systems and operations management. The study trip focused on learning how to conduct business in the United Kingdom and Europe and included:

  • Business meetings with Razorfish London where we chatted with Jim Mason 04MBA, The Coca-Cola Company of Great Britain featuring Charlotte Oades, Global Director of Women’s Economic Empowerment, Turner House featuring David Ford, Producer, and Nina Dos Santos, On-Air Anchor, for CNN International, McKinsey UK with one of their principals Robin Nuttall, CEO Jeremy Marshall of C. Hoare & Co. Bank (the 7th oldest bank in the world),  plus Boston Consulting Group and Made.com
  • Lectures at the London School of Economics and Balliol and Trinity Colleges at Oxford University
  • Presentations by Lord Deben, Environmental Secretary of State for the United Kingdom and member of the House of Lords; Lord Brian Griffiths, Vice Chair of Goldman Sachs and member of the House of Lords; Simon Webley of the Institute of Business Ethics; and John Lenton of the Cambridge Leaders Network and Founding Dean of the Griffiths School of Management
  • Cultural visits to Westminster Abbey, Harrod’s, the West Ham Football  Club, and the UK House of Parliament

Lewis writes, “During one special evening, the group toured the House of Parliament including the House of Commons and House of Lords, walked out onto the terrace and watched ships pass by on the Thames, and had dinner with Baroness Elizabeth Berridge, whose official title is ‘Baroness Berridge of the Vale of Catmose in the House of Lords.’”

George Hiller Jr. 16EvMBA was the student leader for the trip. Lewis notes “George was instrumental in working with Professor Stuk to create and finalize the itinerary.” Thirty-four Emory students participated.

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