Saturday, August 04, 2007

TPANG - International Business Education, Cornell University


In our increasingly global economy, business leaders must understand offshore and multinational organizations and their cultural context. The Program for International Business Education at the Johnson School is dedicated to providing easy access to such knowledge for all Johnson School students, whether their focus is international business or some other area of specialization.

Despite our small size, the Johnson School provides an astonishing array and depth of international business learning opportunities - many more, in fact, than business schools of much greater size. How do we accomplish this?

Our approach is multi-faceted: in addition to offering a large number of international business courses and embedding international content in many other courses, we also create multiple extra-curricular learning opportunities, including many outside speakers. Equally important, we leverage the vast international and language learning resources of Cornell University,

Here are the components of our Program for International Business Education:

First, we offer a large number of international business courses, including many specialty courses that go well beyond the offerings at other premier graduate business schools. Whether you plan to work in a multinational corporation or an entrepreneurial firm, there are courses to suit your interest. In addition, the Johnson School's Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise sponsors several courses that focus on the issue of global sustainability. Courses that include international travel and course projects that allow you to focus on real global business examples typify the Johnson School's unique approach to performance learning in our international courses.

Second, extra-curricular international learning opportunities are available to everyone, whether enrolled in international classes or not. For these, we give new definition to the concept of "compression;" events are squeezed into almost any available time slot to ensure that some events fit every student's schedule. Guest lectures take place at breakfast and lunch; casual small group meetings with visitors occur throughout the day. Special events are scheduled during the coffee break (free coffee, tea, etc. in the Atrium every weekday morning), in the evening, and on weekends. Lectures on hot topics are arranged as interest arises, and these are scheduled during evenings and weekends to make them most accessible. Eight internationally-oriented student clubs create more events and provide an informal means of learning about a new country or region, or perhaps practicing a language that has grown rusty.

Third, we incorporate significant international content in other courses, through the addition of cases, guest speakers, and student presentations. Now, managers even in U.S.-based companies are expected to know about international issues. Whether their focus is finance, marketing, or some other field of business, they need a far greater international perspective than ever before.

Such learning experiences are all part of our Johnson School culture - an intense, collaborative community. But beyond the Johnson School, our students also have the benefit of Cornell connections, including immediate access to a wide range of international learning resources.

Cornell University has long been recognized as a premier institution in international studies. Within a few steps of Sage Hall (home of the Johnson School) are the world-renowned Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, the umbrella group for Cornell's five U.S. National Resource Centers for area studies (Latin America, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Europe) and other strong area studies programs (Near East, Africa). Many of the university's other schools - notably including the Schools of Law, Hotel Administration, Industrial and Labor Relations, and Agriculture and Life Sciences - offer international courses and speakers. Music, dance and theater performances, art exhibits and other events hosted by the Cornell Music Department, the Johnson Art Museum, Cornell Cinema, and a host of other university entities add further richness to our understanding of other countries. Dual-degree programs, international exchange programs, and language programs are among the principal ways that Johnson School students augment their international business education at Cornell.

Our approach to international business education emphasizes both knowledge of the disciplines of international business and understanding of national cultural, political, and economic contexts. While we select specific topics for each year's activities, we also listen to our students and respond to their special interests and expertise by developing additional activities. We provide multiple, easy-access opportunities to enrich understanding of international business and create excitement about it. The vitality of our offerings and our community is palpable. Come and experience it at the Johnson School at Cornell.





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