ERIC Number: ED355892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
The International Business Curriculum in Independent Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities. A Report.
This study explored the international business programs of small-to-moderately sized private colleges and universities. The study had three phases: identification and curricular analysis of a small core group of Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) institutions with representative international business curricula; a broader survey of a larger sampling of private liberal arts colleges and universities via questionnaire; and comparison of data with those from other sectors within higher education. The first phase involved 11 colleges and a consortium and results indicated that all these institutions shared an approach to international business programs that is unique to independent colleges: they require a foreign language; provide overseas experience for students; coordinate internships in business; and offer a good merger between liberal arts and business courses. The national survey found that in comparing CIC schools with the national picture, differences centered on reasons for internationalizing, curriculum, organizational structure, foreign language instruction, faculty characteristics, collaboration with government and business, international experiences for students, and institutional issues. The report concludes that in light of the current and growing importance of international business and training, liberal arts institutions, by their nature and missions, are well positioned to be successful. (Contains six references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Differences, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Mission, International Education, Liberal Arts, Private Colleges, Questionnaires, Second Language Learning, Study Abroad, Undergraduate Study
Council of Independent Colleges, One Dupont Circle, Suite 320, Washington, DC 20036 ($7).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, DC.