Global Learning in Business Education

 

Working Together to Internationalize Higher Education

Schools of business recognize the importance of taking an international purview in educating future leaders for the global market. Nevertheless, creating and maintaining interinstitutional collaborations, integrating model practices and programs into the curriculum, and incorporating metrics to evaluate our progress all pose various challenges. As part of our comprehensive internationalization efforts, this page will provide information and resources for deans, faculty members, senior international officers, and program directors working to internationalize.

Upcoming Events

Architecture for Global Learning
Architecture for Global Learning is an online professional enrichment series developed by NAFSA to help faculty, scholars, and administrators strengthen their understanding of global learning and develop their capacity for translating mission-driven institutional global learning goals into concrete curricular and co-curricular experiences that are flexible, rigorous, and relevant to students.

Series II will consist of six, 60-minute e-Seminars delivered throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Series II will include presentations and discussions with noted scholars, researchers, and practitioners focusing on responding to nationalism and xenophobia, the STEAM'D disciplines, foreign language teaching, assessment, and more.

NAFSA Research Symposium
November 17, 2017 | Washington, D.C.
NAFSA Research Symposium events serve the research community in the field of international education and related disciplines by providing researchers and scholars the opportunity to share their work in an academic and professional environment and participate in a critical discussion of the theories, methodologies, and practices being used in their research. As such, the Research Symposium is considered relevant to international education researchers at every stage of their career – graduate students, post-docs, faculty members and practitioners. Research Symposium events are held in the spring and fall, with the next event during IEW 2017 on November 17 at American University in Washington, DC.

Global Learning Colloquium: Business
May 29, 2018 | Philadelphia, PA
To be successful in today's economy, business professionals need to develop global leadership competencies, including intercultural skills, ethics, strategic thinking, and a sense of shared responsibility. This colloquium is for business school educators and administrators seeking ways to integrate global learning into their curricular and co-curricular activities. Participants will gain insights that will help them to achieve institutional missions of matriculating global graduates who are able to work constructively across many cultures and lead responsibily within complex, interconnected global systems.

Recent Events

NAFSA Research Symposium
April 7, 2017
NAFSA's second Research Symposium - A Critical Discussion of Theories, Methodologies, and Practices in International Education - provided researchers and scholars in the field of international education and related disciplines the opportunity to share their work in an academic and professional environment, as well as participate in a critical discussion of the theories, methodologies, and practices being used in their research. Developed from the symposium as a resource for scholars and practitioners, the NAFSA Research Symposium Series presents a compilation of original and innovative research in international education. 

View materials from the 2016 Global Learning Colloquium on Business Education: Strategic Partnerships for Student Global Learning
June 2, 2016 | Denver, CO
Business schools recognize the importance of taking an international purview in educating future leaders with the intercultural skills needed for the global market. Educators will work with expert facilitators and in small groups to discuss how to incorporate global learning into programming so that students are prepared to thrive in an interconnected, multicultural business environment.

Meet a Thought Leader

Anne D’Angelo, PhD, is assistant dean of global initiatives at Carlson Global Institute, Carlson School of Management. She has more than 20 years international work experience, including as assistant public affairs officer for the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, and as an English instructor in Tokyo, Japan. She earned her PhD in organizational leadership and policy development with a specialization in comparative and international development education from the University of Minnesota.

NAFSA Resources

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Additional Resources

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