The School created the Business Advisory Council to help it continuously adapt and improve its curriculum and programs to meet the changing needs of employers in Central Asia.
The purpose of the Business Advisory Council (BAC) is to help the American University of Central Asia’s School of Entrepreneurship and Business Administration (SEBA) maintain effective and meaningful two-way feedback with the business community in a manner that is consistent with SEBA’s broader mission.
- Provide the Dean and SEBA with an outside perspective on issues affecting local and regional industry that may have education or research implications or opportunities
- Provide feedback on SEBA’s curriculum, teaching methods, and strategic plan
- Provide assistance and advice as requested on the School’s strategy, specific aspects of the strategy execution, and any operational issues where the Dean feels he or she could benefit from an outside perspective
- Provide insight into the professional staffing needs of local and regional employers
- Help identify high-profile guest speakers or part-time faculty for SEBA courses & major events
- Provide organization access for student senior capstone projects, internships, and case study development
- Be ambassadors for SEBA in Kyrgyzstan and internationally
- Where possible, promote student recruitment, particularly for graduate programs (MBA) and executive education
- Help identify organizations for summer internship placement and facilitate job placement for graduating students. Provide support for building students’ job search skills
- Contribute to the School’s on-going success through other creative means
The BAC have 12 members. Meetings are led by a Chair, who is appointed by the Dean. Council meetings are held twice per year, with dates set at the start of each year to precede the AUCA Board of Trustees meetings (normally in October and June).
A Chair is appointed by the Dean. The Chair and Dean develops the agenda for meetings. The Chair will help organize and run each meeting. The Chair must be able to devote some time to the School, including working with the Dean to prepare for and follow up on Council meetings. The Chair must be supportive of the key priorities and mission of the School. The term for the Chair Organization is two years, with the possibility of renewal.