Jack Osborn

Executive Professor, Bus/Admin

Degrees: B.A. International Relations, University of Redlands 1969, cum laude; Law degrees from Edinburgh and Cambridge in the U.K.

Office: Business Administration, Duke Hall #306

Phone: 909/748-8531



Areas of Expertise

Asian Business, International Strategy, Management

Professional Background

Jack was a U.S. Dept. of State, Foreign Service Officer, served as president of Mitsubishi Consumer Electronics North America, and VP Asia Pacific for TRW Inc., stationed in Tokyo, Japan. He is the Hunsaker Endowed Chair of Management.

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • BUS 126: Rise of American Capitalism 1860-1932
  • BUS 450: The European Union
  • BUS 451: Government and Business in China
  • BUS 452: Japanese Corporations and Global Business
  • BUS 457: Strategic Issues in Global Business
  • BUS 459: Business Policy and Strategy - The Department Capstone

Previous Teaching Experience

Jack has taught at the University of Southern California School of Public Administration and at the Krannert School of Management and the Department of Political Science, at Purdue University. He has been an invited speaker at Harvard University, the London School of Economics and has testified before committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate. He served on the Japanese Government's Ministry of Trade and Industry's committee to assess the 21st Century.

Awards, Honors and Grants

Received the first Alumni of the Year Award awarded by the University of Redlands in 1987.


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