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ERIC Number: EJ1064645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
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ISSN: EISSN-1941-3432
Embedding International Experiences in Business Curriculum Design: Cultivating a Study Abroad Program
Babb, Jeffry; Womble, Lynsee A.; De'Armond, De'Arno
Research in Higher Education Journal, v20 Jun 2013
In business education, the impacts of the globalization of markets, financial institutions, and economies exert increasing influence on the curriculum in business schools. Schools of business recognize the need to embed international experiences into their curriculum in order to prepare students for global context of the marketplace. Often, developing a study abroad program provides an excellent venue for achieving the aim of incorporating a focus on global and international business into the curriculum. This research outlines experiences in developing a study abroad program within the College of Business at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU). A comparison and contrast of six faculty-led study abroad trips is given in order to demonstrate how faculty-led study abroad programs provide both rigorous and relevant educational opportunities that increase the global and international competencies in students. As is the case with many colleges of business seeking or maintaining AACSB accreditation, developing and providing a global focus in the curriculum is an imperative. The research demonstrates that faculty-led study abroad programs are a viable venue for achieving this mission. Important aspects of designing a study abroad trip such as location, cultural immersion, academic rigor, and linking learning goals and objectives to the college mission and learning objectives for each trip are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas