ERIC Number: ED347909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar-26
Internationalizing the Business Curriculum: A Status Report.
McGrath, Leanne C.; Hargrove, C. LaFaye
This paper is a status report and an extension probing further into the issue of internationalizing the undergraduate business school curriculum. The research analyzes the responses (n=123) to a 1992 survey of business schools and programs that were members of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) to determine to what extent efforts to globalize the undergraduate business curriculum were actually undertaken and completed and whether interest in accreditation by AACSB drove this change. Results indicate that although some progress has been achieved in moving toward more undergraduate international course offerings and more inclusion of global topics in existing courses, much improvement is still needed. In fact, it is noted that changes in business school curricula are lagging far behind the actual business world in terms of addressing international concerns. In general, whether or not an institution was AACSB accredited made no significant difference in the various dimensions of globalization addressed by this study. Contains 10 tables. (GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
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).