Academic Staff together with Head of Management department Assist. Prof. Dr. Ali Goksu organized a visit to the newly opened studio of Al Jazeera Balkans in Sarajevo on 26th of December 2011. The visit team also included certain number of students who are taking Human Recourse Management course. The visit was initiated and lead by Mr. Edin Smaić who in this visit saw an opportunity to additionally broaden students’ horizons through practical example of how human resources can be effectively managed. Students were acknowledged about chain of command, span of control, certain internal structures and business culture that are operating in Al Jazeera Balkans.
General manager Mr. Tarik Đođić, former president of Foreign Trade Chamber in BiH, hosted students and faculty representatives. Mr. Đođić presented briefly the Al Jazeera Balkans project, from its foundation till present, the establishing of regional centers in Zagreb, Belgrade, Skopje and one in Sarajevo which is residence of Al Jazeera Balkan per see. Students were informed about the amount of investment which came from Al Jazeera’s seat in Doha, which is approximately 15 million Euro.
By the end of this visit, together with Mr. Đođić students took a tour round the Al Jazeera’s offices and studio in which they invested huge amount in order to make it according to the latest standards.
Both Al Jazeera Balkans and Faculty of Economics at the International Burch University saw this visit as a first step towards tight future cooperation. Before departing, Dr. Ali Goksu presented a small gift to Mr. Ðodic on behalf of the Management Department.