ERIC Number: ED367225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the "IC" Challenge: Strategies for Business Education in the 1990s and Beyond.
Teagarden, Mary B.; Branan, Alvord
This conference paper discusses the costs and benefits of five approaches to development of an "internationalized curriculum": (1) international business modules; (2) international business courses; (3) internationalization across the business curriculum; (4) integrating the internationalized business and liberal arts curricula; and (5) transorganizational integration of internationalized business and liberal arts curricula. The five strategies are incrementally more complex--they require increasing levels of faculty skills, resources, and system-wide cooperation for implementation. Faculty development options targeted at both arts and letters and business faculty are discussed, such as curriculum development seminars, business vocabulary workshops, and international travel and teaching. Seven steps are presented that outline a strategic change process that can facilitate moving toward internationalization. The paper discusses the factors that influence choice of internationalization strategy and presents a case study of the development, implementation, and future plans of an integrated, internationalized business and liberal arts curricula strategy at San Diego State University. An appendix offers suggestions for developing and implementing "ideal" internationalized Organization Behavior and Human Resources Management curricula that facilitate implementation of internationalization strategies. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: San Diego State University CA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions (12th, Ypsilanti, MI, April 1-3, 1993).