Bio (Charles Krusekopf )
Charles Krusekopf is a professor in the School of Business and Program Head of the MBA program. In the 2017/18 academic year he was a visiting Professor at Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) in Austria, where he taught multiple courses and supported the development of a blended learning dual degree program between the Royal Roads Master of Global Management (MGM) program and the MCI Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Business. He led efforts to expand opportunities for student exchanges and cooperative learning with MCI and other European partner universities. He writes widely on a variety of topics of interest, including recent book chapters on innovative approaches to cross-border cooperation in online learning; Mongolia’s economic development and performance; the role Mongolia can play in energy cooperation in Northeast Asia; and a commissioned research report on innovation policy and special development zones in China. He teaches courses including international trade and the global political economy, international business strategy, environmental economics and policy, and behavioural economic approaches such as community-based social marketing across a range of academic programs.
Krusekopf leads the development and delivery of international programs within the School of Business and in cooperation with several international partner organizations. He led the development of the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment specialization within the Royal Roads MBA program and the blended MGM program with an international residency component. He is currently leading the development of a summer academic field school in Mongolia supported through a US$450,0000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. He will oversee the field school program and lead a course on renewable energy in Mongolia. He previously created a program in Mongolia that connected Canadian business students with Mongolian small and medium enterprises seeking to develop their capabilities to supply international mining companies such as the Rio Tinto Oyu Tolgoi copper mine. Krusekopf has worked in the past as a consultant with organizations including the World Bank, the Soros Foundation, the Albright Stonebridge Group, GLG, Fortune Magazine, the Office of the US Trade Representative, and the US Department of State. He has served as a visiting professor at universities in Austria, Germany, China and Mongolia and visited more than 60 countries for work and personal travels. He has worked in China and Mongolia on economic development and transition issues for more than 30 years, and for 15 years served as the executive director of the American Center for Mongolian Studies in Ulaanbaatar, an organization he founded in 2002.
Krusekopf holds a PhD in Economics (1999) and a Master of Arts in Economics (1996) from the University of Washington, a Master of Arts in China Studies and International Relations (1994) from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Managerial Studies (1988) from Rice University. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2004 and has been given numerous awards for his teaching and research work.