Mouse-over "MBA Coursework" to see the kinds of work I have done in each of my classes from August 2007 through December 2008.
Master of Business Administration
Graduation date: December 2008 Emphasis: International Business Geographic focus: Vietnam Industry focus: Healthcare GPA: 3.80
Awarded Alumni Scholarship Association Graduate Award - Fall 2007
Received Academic Excellence in International Business award - 2007 & 2008
Nominated by Dr. Sally Baack for Graduate Student Award for Distinguished Achievement, March 2009
San Francisco State University Graduate Business Programs College of Business 835 Market Street, Suite 550 San Francisco, CA 94103
Invited to join Beta Gamma Sigma on 7 November 2008.
[ From the literature: Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society for business programs accredited by AACSB International. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master's program at a school accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. ]
A testimonial by Dr. Yim-Yu Wong, Chair of the International Business Department, in support of honor student nomination, submitted on 9 April 2009.
"Jeff is an ideal combination of what tomorrow's global manager should be. He has excellent management and social skills in a culturally diverse environment and very strong technical background in IT. Much of his previous career success related to the global roll-outs of new technologies. His technical skills saved one of his employers approximately $100,000 operational cost. But Jeff's competencies went beyond that. Jeff demonstrated his global managerial abilities earlier in his career when he successfully guided a large global team of 14 countries together to launch and complete a huge multinational data conversion project. With that he also won the Johnson & Johnson Crown of Excellence Award of Teamwork. Jeff has worked and traveled widely in Asia. A very successful career did not stop Jeff from furthering his professional growth. Jeff went back to school at San Francisco State University. His education in international business and his overseas experiences inspire him to pursue his vision as a global strategist in the health care and energy industries, for the benefits of mankind."
Since returning to school in 2005, all the way through graduation in 2008, I've had the tremendous support of family and friends. Without their support, I wouldn't have been able to focus on learning as much as I did. My experience at the university was much richer as a result, and simply saying "thank you" doesn't come close to conveying my deep appreciation for all that they have done. So I would like to recognize the below people for the free and discounted meals, the donations to my laptop fund, the clothes, subsidies for my two trips to Vietnam, help with market research in Vietnam, and most importantly the cash !! But also for sticking by me when I would turn down invites to parties, and movies, and dinners because I had homework to do. There is not a fairweather friend among you! :)
J. Simays L. Simays C. Surenko J. Surenko L. Vo T. Vo K. D. Vo M. Vo C. T. Vo P. Camacho D. Holland G. Copas
C. Dang A. Brill J. Khong J. Tequida O. Perreault K. Nguyen D. Bean F. Sem E. Putzig L. Winarto R. Lee P. Melendy