On April 25, Dr. Tran Tho Dat, president of National Economics University (NEU) of Vietnam and colleagues visited Boise State University for a signing ceremony for a credit articulation agreement in business administration with Boise State University. The ceremony was hosted by President Bob Kustra, Provost Martin Schmipf and College of Business and Economics Associate Dean Zeynep Hansen. Faculty members Nancy Napier and Kirk Smith who initiated the Boise State-NEU partnership witnessed the ceremony.
The credit articulation agreement allows students enrolled at NEU, Vietnam’s top-ranking University, to seamlessly transfer courses and credits to Boise State University and complete the requirements to earn a bachelor in business administration from Boise State University. The first cohort of students under this agreement is expected in fall 2020.
The relationship between NEU and College of Business and Economics dates back to the mid-1990’s when Professors Nancy Napier, Kirk Smith, Diane Schooley-Pettis, Kent Neupert, Chris Baughn, Rob Anson and others pioneered an MBA program with NEU in Hanoi, Vietnam, with the assistance of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.
“This is truly a second generation legacy of partnership,” remarked Dr. Thuc Anh Phan, Vice-Dean of the International School of Management and Economics at NEU and an alumna of the first Hanoi-based MBA cohort (1995). COBE is looking forward to welcoming the first group of NEU undergraduates in 2020 and continuing with a new generation of student and faculty exchange.