Global Spotlight: Osmonbekov – Teaching and Training Abroad

Posted: Monday, January 18th 2016 at 5:15 AM

Talai Osmonbekov, associate professor of marketing, has been teaching at NAU-The W. A. Franke College of Business (FCB) since 2008. Since his arrival he has taught numerous courses, mostly in marketing. Prior to NAU, he worked for the University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

Osmonbekov has had global ties and interactions his whole life. He grew up in the former Soviet Union Republic of Kyrgyzstan, now the independent Kyrgyz Republic. In the summer of 2014, Osmonbekov returned to the Kyrgyz Republic as a Fulbright Specialist for six weeks, training business faculty at Osh Humanities Pedagogical Institute. He looks forward to using what he's learned to benefit students in the classroom.

“The experience definitely expanded my horizons and made me appreciate what we have at NAU. It made me look at things from a fresh perspective. Training other faculty made me rethink how I teach my own classes,” he recalls.

During his employment with USM Osmonbekov was a visiting professor at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management and Economic Planning (KIMEP), the top business school in Kazakhstan. For a semester, he taught Marketing Management, Strategic Marketing, and Electronic Marketing. His time there has had a positive effect on him.

“I am able to relay the cultural differences in societies and cultures. The experiences were very handy in the international marketing class that I taught over the Christmas break 2015,” he concluded.

This article is part of a series on FCB Business Division and SHRM faculty and staff to highlight the international experience within the college and to promote our globalization initiatives, including the launch of the Global Business Program (GBP). Information on this program can be found HERE.

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