ERIC Number: ED145741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Business and International Education. A Report Submitted by the Task Force on Business and International Education to Government/Academic Interface Committee. Occasional Paper No.4.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. International Education Project.
A study was undertaken of the educational needs of present and future managers of the large number of business firms in the United States that are or will be affected by economic and political environments abroad. The task force concluded that most firms, regardless of size and type of operation, will be affected by economic and political developments on the international scene. Most businessmen will therefore need to be able to understand and anticipate those effects. It was felt that the best time to provide international studies for these individuals would be either in university training or later in management development programs. Over 75 percent of graduating DBA's or PhD's in business have had no international business courses during their graduate studies. Less than ten percent of university students now study modern foreign languages, less than half a percent study abroad, and a very high percentage now graduate without ever having had a course about the history, politics, economics, of culture of a foreign country or area. (MSE)
Descriptors: Business, Business Administration, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Global Approach, Higher Education, International Education, International Relations, International Studies, Language Instruction, Languages, World Affairs, World History, World Problems
International Education Project, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. International Education Project.