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Welcome Executive MBA Professor Eric Hicks

Eric Hicks leads global talent, learning, and organizational development for Cigna Healthcare, a health care insurance company operating in 30 countries.  In this capacity, Eric leads a team of eric-t-hicksLearning and OD professionals who help create and implement all talent development strategies for over 45,000 employees.  In addition to the U.S., his geographic focus is in China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Indonesia within the Asia Pacific region; Scotland, Belgium, Turkey, and Spain within Europe and the Middle East.  Prior to coming to Cigna, Eric led learning and leadership development for JPMorgan Chase’s Credit Card Division in the US, Canada, India, and The Philippines.  Before joining JPMorgan Chase, he led the national learning delivery function for PepsiCo’s KFC division.

In addition to his work on large organizational change and learning efforts, Eric also coaches both working teams and individuals in improving their performance and attaining their goals and personal life ambitions. Along with his passion for executive coaching, Eric also has a strong interest in helping people improve their cross cultural agility.  Concurrent with his corporate work, Eric has also instructed at the University of Louisville MBA School where he delivered courses on Corporate Entrepreneurism, Business Communication, and Cross Cultural Agility.

Eric holds a Ph.D. in HRD and Organizational Leadership from the University of Louisville, a Master of Science degree in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Brigham Young University.  When he is not focused on professional learning, Eric enjoys tying on a fly and tossing it into one of Idaho’s many beautiful rivers.

EMBA 17s Back from Vietnam!

The EMBA 17 cohort has arrived back to Boise from their travels from Hanoi, Vietnam! Every year, we take an EMBA business Cohort to spend time and work on business projects in Hanoi as part of our International Residency Experience program.  This year, the EMBA’s worked on projects for Cold Chain, Dykman Electrical Inc., Raw Pharma, and Vacasa.  EMBA 17’s also took a tour of the MK Smartcard Factory, had a memorable dinner with the Vietnam MBA Alumni in Hanoi, and met with the People’s Committee of Son Tay.


For more information on our International Residency Program, please visit our Experience EMBA page.