ERIC Number: ED415421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Michigan Business Assistance Corps. Final Report.
Krzyzowski, Marian J.
The Michigan Business Assistance Corps (MBA Corps) was established by the University of Michigan Business School in 1990 to assist emerging democracies in Eastern Europe in successfully negotiating the process of economic privatization, while at the same time providing Michigan Business School graduate students with a unique international experience. MBA students have served as consultants with companies in Poland and Russia, helping to establish accounting systems, develop marketing strategies, and other management tasks. The MBA Corps was supported by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education from 1991-1994; 51 MBA consultants participated in the program. The MBA Corps has had significant positive impacts on its participants, including the student consultants, the host companies, and the Michigan Business School. The students gained increased understanding and respect for other cultures, a better understanding of the difficulties facing emerging economies, and career insights. The host companies have been enthusiastic and most have requested to continue serving as hosts for student consultants. The countries have also reported impacts on their public policy. (Five contain assessments of the program for the various constituent groups.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Business Administration.
Identifiers - Location: Europe