ERIC Number: ED416795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
International Program for Undergraduate Business Majors.
This report describes a project to create an interdisciplinary specialization in international business for undergraduate business majors and to internationalize the existing business program at Mercy College (New York). Objectives were to help students acquire a working knowledge of the international dimension of business, appreciate intercultural issues, achieve foreign language proficiency, develop skills for handling international business situations, and function effectively in a global economy. The six program components included: an interdisciplinary specialization in international business, including a capstone course requiring independent work; a certificate in international business; requirement of new international courses for all business majors; international student and faculty exchanges; international internships; and a continuing series of public seminars on international business topics. To date, the program has graduated 24 students specializing in international business, with a much larger number currently enrolled, and over 200 taking international business courses. Many of the graduates gained employment with multinational businesses. Evidence suggests the program is attracting students who are not otherwise adequately challenged, and who perform at a level above the average of business majors. Substantial appended materials include the six course syllabi and support documents for a long-term evaluation program. (MSE)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, College Second Language Programs, Curriculum Development, Degree Requirements, Exchange Programs, Global Approach, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Studies, International Trade, Internship Programs, Majors (Students), Program Descriptions, Program Development, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mercy Coll., Dobbs Ferry, NY.