Yoma Bank and USC set to provide opportunities for future business leaders in Myanmar

19 October 2015
Yoma Bank and USC set to provide opportunities for future business leaders in Myanmar

The University of Southern California (USC), Marshall School of Business and Yoma Bank held a seminar for 78 people at the Shangri-La hotel to provide insight into how businesses can increase their competitiveness by collaborating with universities, according to a Yoma Bank/USC press release on 17 October. 
The International Business Education and Research MBA (IBEAR) is a top-ranked, one-year, full-time MBA program for mid-career professionals that is taught in Los Angeles.  The Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) program, taught in Shanghai and Los Angeles is a 20-month long, part-time MBA for mid-career professionals with over 10 years of work experience. USC Marshall is consistently ranked among the premier schools in the United States. The University has one of the most powerful alumni networks in Asia and America, the press release said.
Professor Richard Drobnick, Director, IBEAR MBA Program & Assistant Dean and John Van Fleet, Executive Director, GEMBA Program, both from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business described how international corporations like Dentsu, Korean Airlines, and Tokio Marine Insurance strategically use MBA programs to develop global business leaders for their organizations. They also highlighted how USC’s MBA programs offer opportunities to learn from a diverse group of experienced professionals  from different cultures and industry backgrounds, as well as learn from a transformative, real-world oriented curriculum that improves the effectiveness of executives.
Daw Sandra Min, Yoma Bank’s Head of Corporate Banking explained why Yoma Bank is a co-sponsor of the event.  “Yoma Bank believes that increasing the skills of local professionals is the key to growing business in Myanmar.  We believe we have a responsibility to bring opportunities like this to the attention of our friends, family, and potential customers.”  
Professor Richard Drobnick added, 
“USC Marshall is greatly encouraged by Myanmar’s rapidly growing engagement with the international community.  We wish to support Myanmar’s integration with the world economy by helping to enhance the development of international business skills and networks of Myanmar’s brightest business and government talents by offering scholarships of up to $45,000 to highly qualified mid-career business professionals from Myanmar.”