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Ms. Renee Thomas, Programme Director of Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business

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Ms. Renee Thomas is the Programme Director of the Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business at UWI-ALJGSB, she has over 15 years’ marketing and sales experience in the banking, distribution, media and education industries. As Programme Director for the Bachelor of International & Sustainable Business, she works closely with faculty and other key stakeholders to create a positive learning environment for students while maintaining the Business School’s quality standards through the design, delivery, and evaluation of the programme. Ms Thomas outlines below the value the undergraduate programme provides to students and some advice to persons that are uncertain on their next step!

The BISB programme aims to prepare students with the foundation required for launching and leading successful businesses as well as the development and running of businesses or business units with directions towards innovation, international expansion, sustainability and growth.

Students will:

  • Focus on the problems and challenges of business and society, while seeking to address unmet needs
  • Understand the evolving world of business
  • Develop the skillsets to operate with self-confidence as entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs
  • Launch and grow new businesses or ensure the sustainability of existing corporations through the creation of innovative add-on products and services

Why should someone do this programme?

  1. The programme prepares you to become an entrepreneur (someone that starts a business at taking on financial risks in hope of making a profit) or an intrapreneur (employee who develops innovative ideas, products or projects within a company)
  2. Practical learning environment. Classrooms are a mix of traditional learning (students listen while lecturers teach) and authentic learning (guest speakers, games, case study discussions, debates, group projects and presentations and simulations)
  3. Learning approach was designed to help students:
    1. Develop a global, entrepreneurial and sustainable mindset.
    2. Become critical thinkers, social activist, leaders, problem solvers
  1. Lecturers are a mix of academic and industry specialists
  2. Business Spanish is delivered every semester to prepare students for international business opportunities in non-English territories
  3. The specialisations (Technology & Operations Management, Strategy & Project Execution and Disruptive Innovation & Entrepreneurship) are designed to help students develop the capacity to innovate along the value chain in their own business or an existing organisation
  4.  Socially responsive projects that are executed as part of the core curriculum (for e.g. for your Self Awareness & Leadership course you will be identified/develop a community-based project and work on it for the duration of the course)
  5. The Capstone project integrates all the learnings of the programme. Students are required to solve a challenge or undertake an intervention in a sustainable manner for an existing organisation
  6. Access to the University of the West Indies facilities (library, gym, swimming pool, tennis court, clubs, social activities centre)

 

My advice to persons who are unsure about your next step upon completion of CSEC or CAPE

“If you find yourself uncertain about the area of business you want to study or the type of career you want to pursue, then the BISB programme is definitely for you! This programme was designed to allow students to dream big, find their passion, purpose and voice. You practice as you learn, giving you the ability to prepare yourself for the world of work. You gain basic business management knowledge while focusing on how to lead, launch, innovate and sustain your own business or a multinational company.”

Sign up now, and let us help you make your University experience one you will never forget!

 

For further information, speak with the academic advisor Ms. Kersha Garner at 645-6700 ext. 200 or email: admissions@lokjackgsb.edu.tt

 

What’s the difference between the Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business and a Business Management Degree?

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A lot of persons asks this question: “How does the Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business differ from a Management degree?” Let’s clarify this for you.

The Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business degree:

  • Prepares students with the foundation required to launch and lead a successful business as well as provides them with skillsets needed to develop and run a business or business unit with direction towards innovation, international expansion, sustainability, and growth.
  • Through a practical learning environment, the programme teaches students to be visionaries, intuitive, creative, innovative, risk-takers and approach tasks informally
  • Prepares students to develop a global, entrepreneurial and sustainable mindset (a way of thinking that allows leaders to make strategic decisions based on the context of their environment in mind with their intended impact)

 

A Business Management degree:

  • Provides students with a broad understanding of business organisations with subject-specific knowledge in areas such as markets, customers, finance, operations, communication, information technology, and business policy and strategy.
  • A theoretical approach to the understanding of business, leadership, and teamwork
  • Focuses on developing students to function and operate an existing business
  • Teaches students to be calculative, risk-averse and approach tasks formally

 

For more information, contact the Academic Advisor Ms. Kersha Garner at 645-6700 ext. 200 or email: admissions@lokjackgsb.edu.tt

Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business students coordinates International Day 2019

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On February 14th, 2019 the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business hosted International Day in commemoration of ‘World International Day 2019’ which was coordinated by the undergraduate students at Lok Jack GSB. The event highlighted the international opportunities that exist for current students such as employment opportunities and student exchanges.

The event was oversubscribed with over 200 forms five and CAPE ‘A ‘ level students from various schools. There were embassies such as the Republic of Chile, Japan, USA and more. In additon, there were companies showcasing their products and services as well as sharing their internship opportunities available to participants. These were as follows: Blue Waters, Nestle, Massy Technologies, Association of Caribbean States, grand Bay Paper Products and more.

 

Okera Duncan, National Open Scholarship awardee chooses to stay in Trinidad and pursue the undergraduate degree at Lok Jack GSB

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Okera Duncan graduated from Queens Royal College at CAPE level in 2017 with a national open scholarship in the field of Modern Languages, he did languages at CSEC and at CAPE level pure Mathematics, French, Spanish, Communications Studies and Caribbean Studies. He resides with his family at Mt. Hope, has one sibling and a firm supporter of advancement in technology. Okera is also the Founder of ‘Sapienza Educational Services’ which is an online platform to learn various languages, he’s also the President of the student society CGMT initiative (Caribbean Global Multicultural Task Force Initiative) which promotes cultures and languages by their practice.

Everyone was astonished by his decision to stay in Trinidad to pursue his undergraduate degree as they knew he always wanted to study abroad to enhance his global space in addition to gaining the benefits and opportunities that follow. However, he knew that he can get that also right here in Trinidad and Tobago based on the vast amount of technological advancement currently occurring such as social media amongst others.

This is when Okera went on an adventure to look for the right institution that will give him the advantage, tools, and resources needed in order for him to succeed in what he wants to do. Okera then saw an ad in the press for the Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business at Lok Jack GSB which piqued his interest, so he decided to attend an information session at the school and heard more on the programme and in his words “the rest was history.”

Okera experience within Lok Jack GSB thus far has been an eye-opener as he’s been exposed to different workshops and seminars where he got the opportunity to network with influential business professionals and advance his knowledge within different fields of study. His advice to persons looking to do a bachelor degree is, “do your research.”

 

Learn more on the Bachelor of International and Sustainable Business here: http://bit.ly/2YUOnOj

 

 

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