ERIC Number: EJ907188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reconsidering the International Business Capstone: Capping, Bridging, or Both?
Journal of Teaching in International Business, v21 n4 p329-345 2010
The capstone experience has become ubiquitous in undergraduate education. Originally, it served as a terminal display of academic excellence and bridging experience between study and work; more recently, however, it has been seen in terms of academic completion and consolidation. In times of increased turbulence for new business graduates, and in an international business (IB) landscape where appreciation of sociocultural and communication skills are critical, capstone experiences can provide a valuable means of demonstrating relevant and transferable professional competencies. This article considers the origins and context of the capstone, its evolutionary history, and current potential. It uses an analysis of undergraduate dissertations of non-American students studying at an American college in the Czech Republic to explore capping, bridging, and balanced strategies.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, International Trade, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, International Schools, Educational History, Educational Development, Unified Studies Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum, Reflection, Educational Practices, Transitional Programs, Theses, Business Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic