Special Guest Lectures by AIS, New Zealand Professor
Department of Business Studies, Faculty of Commerce and Business Studies, MRIIRS welcomed the guests from New Zealand Dr. Adam Brown and his wife Ms. Khairiah. A. Rahaman. Dr. Brown is Head of the Department, Business Studies at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) and his wife is a senior lecturer at Auckland University of Technology.
Faculty of Commerce and Business Studies is running a degree program BBA(G)- IB in association with AIS, New Zealand. Department of Business Studies conducted various extension lectures of Dr. Adam Brown for BBA(G)- IB students. In addition to this, Department conducted various lectures under the aegis of Enrichment Lecture Series Program.
Dr. Adam Brown delivered a lecture on Loanwords and Spellings in English to BBA (G)-IB first Semester students. He explained the history of language and importance of various spellings of different words of English. Students thoroughly enjoyed the interaction with the guest resource. Department of Business Studies also conducted various extension lectures of Dr.Adam Brown for BBA(G)IB students.
Dr. Brown conducted an enrichment session for the faculty members on Academic Honesty in New Zealand Education. He told about various anti-plagiarism software and importance of originality in education especially in research related activities.
Dr. Adam Brown delivered a special workshop on Capital Letters for international business students. He asked students to work on various parameters related to capital letters. In addition to this, he correlated the concept in various countries and also dealt with the interpretation of it. Students enthusiastically participated in the workshop and enjoyed various exercises.
Ms. Khairiah. A. Rahman also delivered various enrichment sessions for MBA, MJMC, BJMC and BBA Students. She delivered a session on ‘Social Media Communication on Crisis and Reputation Management’. The session was about media misjudging various communication aspects during crisis and unable to manage the reputation of the organization. She discussed three Asian case studies and explained the airlines case of New Zealand and Singapore to brief the implications of communication in international scenarios. Students rejoiced the cases discussed in the session that made the session very interactive. The resource person was later on thanked by Ms. Shivali Chawla, BBA Student and Mr. Abhinav Gupta, MBA student for her value addition in such interesting topic.
Again she delivered a session to international business students about Media Representation of “the other” How Muslims and Islam are represented in New Zealand. The student liked the lecture that gave them the international perception of media for a different religion. Students asked various question to understand the sensitivity of the topic. The session resulted into lot of interactions and inculcated a new dimension of international business to students.
Later she took up an enrichment lecture on Tearing and Restoring the moral fabric of Asian societies with respect to Romantic movies. The session was based on her PhD research. All the faculty members of department participated in the lecture. The session was interesting and generated various research ideas. It was interactive session that involved cross cultural aspects too. The faculty exchanged many ideas in the due course.
Dr. Brown continued the workshop on capital letters with international business and explored various other facets of capital letters in English. He also emphasized on the international aspects of various other languages with respect to English language. Students thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and learnt to implement the learning in language. Dr. Brown had also delivered a session on the Quality Assurance in New Zealand where he narrated various assessment schemes and importance and requisites of NZQA norms. He discussed about moderation procedures and course result summary to be sent to AIS. Annual Program Evaluation Report was also discussed with the faculty members.
The overall visit was very helpful and resulted into knowledge exchange for both at students and faculty.