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ERIC Number: ED455243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun-18
Pages: 9
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Whither Thou Goest: The Intrigue of an International Study Seminar.
Patten, Ronald J.; Peters, Robert
This paper describes one business school's response to the challenges of globalization. After faculty members taught seminars in other countries, an interest was expressed in conducting international study seminars for the school's business students. One-week seminars were arranged, which allowed part-time, employed MBA students to enroll. The course was designed as a serious academic endeavor, including pre-trip lectures and post-trip discussions. The seminar itself involved presentations by experts from companies, agencies, and government. In planning the experience, faculty leaders are encouraged to develop checklists and focus on one country and several locations within that country. They are also encouraged to think out the seminar's purpose and plan in detail how to achieve that purpose. The model most frequently used involves traveling to a major city in the country, with a short trip to another city if possible. Participants meet with representatives of many business, finance, and government entities. The thrust of the seminar is first-hand discovery of knowledge and integration into the student's frame of reference. Two of the university's international study seminars have been designed to facilitate joint student projects, with university students and students from the host country focusing on the same topic. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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