ERIC Number: ED368909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr-25
Planning for International Business Programs: The Resources, Concepts, Strategies, and Practices.
Smith, Clifton L.; Ruhland, Sheila K.
Many community colleges offer international courses and programs designed to provide students with the perspective, skills, and competencies needed to function effectively in domestic and international, private and public sector organizations. Building the international business program can take several years. As courses are developed, it should be kept in mind how the course could be adapted for seminars or short-course format to satisfy continuing education needs within the business community. Curriculum development involves identifying topics to be presented, how the teacher plans to deliver the content, and how to monitor the instruction. Preparing to teach requires the greatest amount of time and commitment during the first few months of a new course. Effective instructors are vital to a successful educational program and should possess technical and professional competency. (The four-page paper is followed by sample outlines for these courses: International Business, International Trade Documents, International Transportation and Distribution, International Marketing, International Trade Finance, and World Culture and Geography for International Business. Each outline includes a course description, objectives, course outline by topic, and list of related resources to assist with curriculum development. An additional resource list includes state government agencies, international organizations and private sectors, federal government agencies, and periodicals to assist the teacher in development of international business courses.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a Meeting of the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (Omaha, NE, April 25, 1994).