Dr. Nicolas A. Koudou is a professor of business administration and a former director of graduate programs in business administration at Park University School of Business. He is a two-time recipient of J. William Fulbright US Scholarship and previously held adjunct faculty positions at Butler University and the University of Indianapolis, Indiana. He worked as visiting professor at Université Africaine de Technologie et de Management, at Institut Universitaire du Bénin in Republic of Benin, and at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in Accra, Ghana. He also worked for several years as associate editor of the African Journal of Business Management.
Dr. Koudou’s memoir, Route to Success: An American Dream Tale, was released in 2017, and his research papers are published in a number of academic and professional journals, such as the European Journal of Business and Management, the European Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, the Journal of Management and World Business Research, the International Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, the International Journal of Business and Public Administration, the Forest Product Journal, the Ghana Journal of Forestry, and the African Development Bank magazine. His research interests are in the area of freshwater and sustainable economic development, the impact of culture in small-business enterprise innovation in Africa, prestige marketing, green marketing, hermetic marketing, land acquisitions and sustainable natural resources management, foreign direct investment, sustainable economic development, forest resources and ecotourism-based sustainable development, and international trade and marketing of forest products.
Professor Koudou’s other academic recognitions include Park University President’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Outstanding Park School of Business Faculty Award, and MBA Distinguished Professor Award. He is a three-time winner of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and is a member of the Louisiana State University Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta.
Professor Koudou has taught global executive MBA seminars and courses and worked as a consultant in an online curriculum development and redevelopment program as well as blended courses. As a consultant, Dr. Koudou evaluates graduate business programs to ensure quality and effective curricula delivery. Dr. Koudou founded the American University of Côte d’Ivoire in 2018 and is the president of that institution.