AUAF MBA Programs Hosts Zoom Seminar to Highlight the Principles of Strategic Management


On Thursday, June 18, the MBA program held a special zoom event called "Conversations on Strategic Management" for MBA students.The event featured Mr. Akbar Arghandawal, CEO, Synergy Solution Group, who is an Afghan-American, experienced executive with intimate knowledge and expertise in Afghanistan and the region. He is also Chairman of SEEN (Startups & Emerging Entrepreneurs Network), an advocacy group supporting entrepreneurs’ causes and concerns. Mr. Arghandawal explained how strategic management principles are applied in his operations, such as conducting external market research to identify new opportunities and adjust to changing marketing conditions. Of particular interest was his case study on Setera Dried Fruits and how analysis of the global competitive landscape, and follow-up changes, allowed them to become an international player in this sector. Event hosts, Professor Colleen Foster, Business Department Chair, and Mr. Zarif Karimi, departmental External Relations Coordinator, hosted the event that allowed AUAF MBA students to discuss the opportunities and challenges of real-life applications of strategic management. AUAF extends its thanks to Mr. Arghandawal for his insights on how principles of management underpin business success.  

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