The university has named Calvin Chung, assistant professor of business, the inaugural director of the master of business administration (MBA) program.
“The most exciting part of this role is highlighting our uniqueness that differentiates us from other MBA programs out there,” said Chung. “It is a purpose-driven MBA, and we’re trying to make a difference with business. People from various sectors can apply our socially responsible courses to their areas of interest.”
As program director, Chung will help align organizational processes to support the MBA program strategy and mission, and will be responsible for organizing, planning, and setting priorities for resource allocation. He will also lead reviews of the program, including assessments of student and institutional outcomes, and maintain his teaching role in balance with his duties.
“For the beginning of my role, I am focusing on listening to feedback from students and working on improvement and further development of our program, making it more sustainable and satisfactory for both the businesses hiring our students and the students themselves,” he said.
Part of Chung’s initiatives involve discussing possible additions to the program in the realms of nonprofit management, social innovation, and data analysis for social good.
Chung earned his bachelor’s degree from Handong Global University; MBA from Korea University; master of divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; and PhD from the School of Strategic Leadership Studies at James Madison University. Born and raised in South Korea, he moved with his family to the Philippines when he was in middle school. Since then, he has explored different cultures around the world, visiting more than 38 countries and 100 cities.
Chung’s career has covered various sectors, including military, government, and nonprofit work. His research interests center upon leadership theories and values; nonprofit leadership and management; cross-cultural leadership and management; and social entrepreneurship.
Launched in fall 2017, the MBA program has a purpose-driven focus, aimed at creating business leaders who also want to make a social or environmental difference. The curriculum was patterned after the B Corp Impact Assessment, and the program’s goal is to guide students to use business as a force for good. To learn more about the MBA at MBU, please visit the program page.