ERIC Number: ED347906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar-26
Reference Count: N/A
Overseas Components of Executive MBA Programs: Planning Survey, The Xavier Experience, Follow-up.
Schuster, Camille; Zimmerman, Robert O.
This paper presents the findings of a survey of Executive MBA (Masters of Business Administration) Programs concerning the characteristics of overseas components contained within these programs. Of the 97 questionnaires sent out, 57 responses were received. Among survey findings were that 35 percent have an overseas component and 32 percent are planning one. Thirteen respondents indicated the overseas component is a required part of their executive MBA program. The paper also describes the planning, development, and implementation of the Xavier University (Ohio) overseas program and assesses the program, based on questionnaire responses from 11 of 16 participants (69%). Reactions included the following: (1) participants found the experience to be valuable, and no one indicated that the experience was of little or of no value; (2) the seasoned and knowledgeable business executives and faculty on the 1991 Asian tour were impressed with the diversity among Asian countries and the variety of ways of doing business, even within a particular country; (3) participants would have preferred spending more time on activities that could only be done overseas and spending less time on activities that could be done just as well at home; and (4) the trip did not include enough company visits and countries, and it was too short and hectic an experience. It is noted that the Xavier University course met its goals and that the second version of the program will be implemented in June 1992. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Xavier University OH
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions (11th, Ypsilanti, MI, March 25-28, 1992).