Internationalizing Business Education: Resources from NAFSA's 2013 Colloquium

 

Internationalizing Business Education: Resources from NAFSA's 2013 Colloquium
August 1, 2013

Developing Global Leaders

Deans, faculty members, and business leaders met at the NAFSA 2013 Colloquium on Internationalizing Business Education to discuss strategies for incorporating global perspectives into business education and career preparedness. Experts in the field presented and discussed strategies, techniques, and partnership initiatives that developed a comprehensive approach to internationalizing the business school, from curriculum innovations to the development of global management competencies in our students. In the late afternoon, participants visited Boeing Defense, Space, and Security Headquarters in Saint Louis for a business presentation, tour of the Prologue Room showing the history of the aerospace industry, and an executive reception.

NAFSA is grateful to Boeing Institute of International Business at Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business and to our partner organization, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) for their generous support of the colloquium.

Presentation Materials

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Learn more about the 2013 speakers.

Colloquium Program
The colloquium was held in St. Louis, Missouri in May 2013. Fifty-four participants from business education programs and organizations heard presentations and participated in discussions and networking opportunities. The program provides the schedule of events, session titles and descriptions, and the presenters' names and institutions.

Introduction and Overview of the Program
Anne D’Angelo, University of Minnesota, offered an overview of the program and the colloquium goals, including pedagogical and programmatic solutions to a rapidly changing global business environment.

Panel: Preparing Students for a Global Economy
Moderated by Seung Kim, Saint Louis University, a business panel with representatives from two corporations discussed how the needs of global companies require new skills and behaviors from its future leaders.

  • Patrick J. Sly. Executive Vice President at Emerson.
  • John Gialouris, Chief Operating Officer at Hussmann.

How Does the Global Mindset Inventory (GMI) Help Develop Global Leaders?
Mansour Javidan, Thunderbird School of Global Management, presented research on senior executives and global companies and skills they seek in future business leaders. He discussed what students need to do in order to succeed in global roles and how business schools can prepare them. The participants also learned about the GMI and how it can be used in different settings.

How is the Global Mindset Applied in Academic Settings?
Mansour Javidan led participants in discussions about how educators can use the Global Mindset Inventory, what it measures, and how it can be used to internationalize business education programs.

Breakout Sessions
Re-envisioning the Global Business Degree

  • Sean O’Connell, University of Southern California, offered insights into changes in the global business education landscape and discussed perspectives on the future of the global business degree.

Partner Accreditation Issues

  • Juliane Iannarelli, AACSB International, explored how accreditation standards can serve as a framework for evaluating the quality of a potential partnership, and how partnerships can strengthen a school’s case for accreditation and quality education.

Presentation and Reception: The Boeing Company
Participants visited the Boeing Defense, Space, and Security Headquarters for a business presentation, tour of the Prologue Room showing the history of the aerospace industry, and an executive reception.