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CENTERS FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
Authorized under Title VI, part B of the Higher Education Act
GRANT PROPOSAL ABSTRACTS
International Education and Graduate Programs Service U.S. Department of Education Washington, D.C. 20202-5331
1990 K Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20006-8521
Susanna C. Easton, Program Administrator
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Brigham Young University (BYU) 1
Columbia University 6
Duke University 11
Florida International University 14
Georgia Institute of Technology 18
Indiana University 22
Michigan State University 25
Ohio State University 28
Purdue University 32
San Diego State University 37
Temple University 41
Texas A&M University 47
Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management 50
University of California at Los Angeles 51
University of Colorado at Denver 54
University of Connecticut 57
University of Florida 62
University of Hawaii at Manoa 65
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 70
University of Kansas 74
University of Memphis 79
University of Michigan 85
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 90
University of Pennsylvania 95
University of Pittsburgh 98
University of South Carolina 102
University of Southern California 107
University of Texas-Austin 113
University of Washington 118
University of Wisconsin-Madison 121
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY ABSTRACT
A special Business Week issue on management education (May 7, 2001, 68-69) contends
that globalization is one of the five key curricular issues of U.S. business schools. However, business schools should skip the lip service and put professors and students on the ground in lesser known countries. Current and future global managers must address the critical issues of poverty in the Third World, human rights differences, open and free trade, respect for regulations and laws, terrorism prevention, and the use of technology to generate growth. Management of these daunting challenges facing American business leaders in the upcoming decade will contribute significantly to our nations international economic success.
The events of September 11th emphasized and attracted world attention to the need for improved cross-cultural communication and sensitivity. Misunderstanding, founded in fear and hatred, has impacted the lives of individuals in virtually all countries of the world. In addition to the effect on individual lives, businesses also face challenges in this same world of increasing uncertainty. Appropriate management of U.S. international business can strengthen the U.S. economy while concurrently building global relationships that improve the lives of individuals here and abroad. Our economic survival and social stability, therefore, depend upon greater understanding among the peoples of the world.
Brigham Young University (BYU) is meeting these challenges by developing global leadership and extending outward. Situated in Provo, Utah, part of the metropolitan area of Salt Lake City, BYU is in an ideal position to provide business education leadership in the Rocky Mountain region. The Rocky Mountain CIBER Network (RMCIBER), proposed by the BYU and Colorado (Denver) CIBERs, will impact the entire six-state region and beyond.
As a national and increasingly international institution, BYUs influence extends beyond the region and the nation. More than 60 languages are taught on the BYU Provo campus. At the Marriott School of Management, 82% of all MBA students and 64% of American MBA students speak a second language other than English. Forty-nine percent of Marriott School graduate students have lived outside the USA for a year or more, and 73% of Marriott School faculty speak a second language. BYU students and faculty travel the globe participating in field studies, consulting projects, internships, case writing and humanitarian service projectsmany of these in the language of the country. One-hundred twenty-four full-time BYU faculty have taken 155 trips abroad in the past two years. They are truly ... on the ground in lesser known countries.
Founded in 1875, Brigham Young University is the largest private university in the United States. With campuses in Hawaii (8,000 students) and Idaho (14,000 students), the main BYU campus in Provo, Utah serves 30,000 students in 13 schools and colleges and offers 115 masters and 29 doctoral degrees. Students come from all 50 states and the District of Columbia; only 30% come from Utah. About 8% of BYU students are from outside the USA, but 20% of all graduate business students are international. About 72% of BYU students speak a language other than English and most of these have lived abroad, some in distant parts of the world.
The Marriott School of Management at BYU has 1,700 junior and senior undergraduates and over 800 Masters level students in the following programs: MBAs, Executive MBAs, Masters of Public Administration (MPA), Masters of Accountancy (MAcc), Masters of Organizational Behavior (MOB) and Masters of Information Systems (MIS) students. Ranked
44th in the U.S. News and World Report survey of American business schools in 2001, the MBA program was recently ranked by Business Week as the best value, with the fastest payback period of any MBA program in the nation. The Wall Street Journal recently called the Marriott School MBA one of five hidden gems among U.S. business schools. The Marriott School program in Accounting was ranked 2nd nationally by the Annual Survey of Accounting Professors. Over 70% of Marriott School graduate students take their first job outside of Utah.
BYU has been part of the BYU/University of Utah Joint CIBER since 1991 and has already launched numerous international business programs. The University of Utah has decided neither to continue this relationship nor to apply alone for a CIBER grant. Therefore, the activities contained in this proposal are new undertakings that build on our past experiences.
BYU proposes to meet the purposes of the authorizing statute while addressing the challenges facing international business education and research. To do so, six key objectives and 56 corresponding activities are listed below. Each objective and supporting activity is established to build local and regional capacity in international business, while serving as a national resource for students, faculty, and business.
MAJOR OBJECTIVES OF THE BYU PROPOSAL
A: PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EDUCATION AND
DEVELOPMENT FOR STUDENTS AND FACULTY
The Marriott School of Management at BYU has, via its strategic planning document, committed that, by 2006, 100% of all graduate students will have a strong international foundation in their programs, that 70% will take international-specific classes, and that 30% of all faculty at the school will participate in activities of the International Center annually. The activities that will help provide international business education and development are divided into sections for: (I) undergraduate students, (II) full-time Masters students, (III) Executive students, (IV) terminal degree students, and (V) faculty.
I. For Undergraduate Students BYU has a very impressive undergraduate business program comprised of 1,700 upper division students. Over 1,200 students with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 apply for the program each year and about 800 are admitted. Eight activities are proposed to provide international business education and development opportunities for undergraduate students. We will extend business language courses to the undergraduate level while developing certificate program in international management and business language for upper division students. We will create new and enhanced international study programs in the areas of study abroad, internships, mentoring programs, and service learning projects. Case materials will also be developed to support curriculum internationalization. II. For Full-time Masters Degree Students: MBA, MAcc, MPA, MISM,
MOB Since a large number of Masters students are bilingual and have international experience when entering our programs, the Masters programs have been the primary targets of internationalization efforts thus far in the Marriott School. The Masters level international efforts allow students to build their global business expertise while strengthening their language skills and understanding of culture in a business setting.
The activities of Objective A geared toward Masters students offer opportunities to perform in global business settings using their language skills through consulting projects, internship programs, and through receiving functional business instruction in language. The Eccles scholarship program, new joint degree program, certificate program, and program with the engineering school strengthen curricula to allow students to explore business topics from a global perspective while significantly raising the level of their global expertise. III. For Graduate Students: Executive MBAs Executive MBA students are business leaders in the major industries in the region. The majority of these executives are seeking global expansion for their businesses. The activity oriented to EMBA students is geared to address that need. IV. Terminal Degree Students: PhDs, JDs, EdDs The global business training and international awareness of future students depends on current trai