ERIC Number: ED413789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Establishment of an Export Academy for Careers in the American Export Industry.
This report describes the planning process for the Export Academy at Eastern Michigan University, designed to prepare students for a Master of Arts degree combining export and trade studies with second language (French, German, Spanish). In 1989-91, the Academy prepared the proposal for the new Master's degree program and sponsored a series of export-related seminars on cross-cultural negotiation, cultural sensitivity toward the Japanese, potential export markets in Eastern Europe, export financing, German unification, changes in Europe in 1992, the United States-Canada free trade agreement, and government services available to export firms. The Academy also sponsored international outreach to Europe and Asia to permit project participants to contact university and government agencies abroad interested in contributing to further seminars. In 1991, the Master's program proposal was awaiting approval by the university. Appended materials include three reports evaluating the Master's program proposal and the program proposal. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, French, German, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Relations, International Trade, Masters Programs, Money Management, Political Influences, Program Descriptions, Second Languages, Sociocultural Patterns, Spanish
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.
Identifiers - Location: Japan