Jack Osborn ’69, director of the Global Business Program, emphasizes interconnectivity and opens doors for students in business and beyond.
Because of the support of Rich ’52 and Ginnie ’52 Hunsaker, Executive Professor in Business Administration Jack Osborn ’69 is able to use his positions as the Richard C. Hunsaker Chair of Management and Fulbright program advisor to help students succeed in ways they never dreamed possible. Under his tutelage, 20 University of Redlands students have won Fulbright awards in eight years, and other graduates have gone on to work for some of the top companies in the world, including Amazon, Boeing, Burberry, Danaher, Google, PIMCO and Target.
“All of this has been possible because the chair itself offers the holder the flexibility to pursue and develop programs that benefit the University and our students,” Osborn said.
Osborn also is the director of the Global Business Program, a nationally recognized major that prepares students for graduate study or careers in the public, international business and not-for-profit sectors. As a testament to the major’s success, eight of the 20 Fulbright awards have gone to Global Business students. Osborn also manages the Schroeder Summer Language scholarship competition for intensive language study, the Hanson Summer Service scholarship competition, and in partnership with the Target Corporation, provides students with a valuable hands-on business experience working on case studies for the national retailer.
“Our students are selected by the faculty and compete under the auspices of Target management to solve a real-world problem,” he said. “Every semester we field four to five teams totaling 20 to 25 students, and Target management provides them with a problem to solve and judges the result.”