On January 15, 2015, AUPP students took a field trip to RMA Cambodia, a multinational corporation representing an array of international brands. They visited the company’s offices and a showroom of RMA Ford Automotive to gain insight into the structure and operations of a large, successful business. The students learned about the complexities of management and human resources, the impact of new technologies on markets, and the idea of corporate social responsibility, amongst other topics.
AUPP professor Dr. David Ader, who accompanied the students, said, “The trip to RMA provided an opportunity for the students to make some really valuable connections.” The students were introduced to some of Cambodia’s business leaders and were encouraged to reach out to RMA in the future for internship and employment opportunities.
RMA Cambodia was established in 1992 in Phnom Penh, and has grown year-on-year to offer a wide range of products and services. With more than 900 employees, RMA Cambodia’s operations extend throughout the country with 12 different offices and branches. It is a leader in the automotive, infrastructure, engineering, and food services sectors nationwide. The company’s diverse array of local operations ranges from the food service sector (Pizza Company, Costa Coffee, and Swensen’s) to heavy equipment (John Deere) and automobiles (Ford, Jaguar, and Land Rover.)
In October of 2014, AUPP and RMA entered into a formal partnership, agreeing to collaborate in a range of activities, including joint research projects, providing internship opportunities for AUPP students, and exchanges among AUPP faculty members and RMA employees.