ERIC Number: EJ1028955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Curriculum Internationalization at AACSB Schools: Immersive Experiences, Student Placement, and Assessment
Shooshtari, Nader H.; Manuel, Timothy A.
Journal of Teaching in International Business, v25 n2 p134-156 2014
This article presents results from a survey of AACSB-accredited business schools' progress in internationalizing their curricula in view of a recent AACSB report. We present data on the use of immersive experiences, degree of success in student placement in internationally oriented careers, and assessment of internationalization efforts. The results indicate growth of internationalization activities at virtually all schools as expected, but these efforts may not always match AACSB recommendations. For instance, AACSB criticized business programs for not coordinating internationalization activities in a strategic manner to improve courses and develop skills needed by international managers. Our survey finds that many schools do not attempt to tie their international experiences to specific courses, but they report the experiences are used to build skills students need. Most institutions also do not examine job placement as a measure of curriculum internationalization success. We find that many schools do not assess the outcomes of their internationalization efforts in a way that can demonstrate whether or not recent AACSB suggestions are being met.
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Global Approach, College Curriculum, School Surveys, Study Abroad, International Educational Exchange, Internship Programs, College Programs, Program Evaluation, Job Placement, College Graduates, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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