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ERIC Number: ED467004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May-29
Pages: 14
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International Business: What Can We Do?
Reynolds, Joan
Industry representatives and academicians alike have long recognized that many business school graduates lack the international business management skills that have become critical since the expansion of global markets. One proposal to address this lack is to have U.S. liberal arts programs incorporate international business elements into their programs. The following models for internationalizing the business curriculum have been identified: (1) develop a freshman course in international business; (2) establish a series of courses focusing on global issues; and (3) integrate international topics into existing courses. The following are among the suggestions for internationalizing business education programs that were identified through a review of the literature and educational practices at various U.S. colleges and universities: (1) encourage U.S. businesses with global expertise to help universities with their programs; (2) provide government support for internationalizing the business curriculum; (3) have the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business take a more active role in setting business school standards and evaluating schools; (4) incorporate more activities focusing on world and cultural geography and global history into the business curriculum; (5) feature internationalism as a stand-alone course and/or introduce it as a specific topic in established business courses; and (6) link into international business chat rooms. (Contains 16 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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