A Master Teaching Plan for Universities Worldwide for Developing Global Business Competencies: Building Career Portfolios through International Research Experience and Study Abroad

By Nabarun Ghose and Lajja Shah.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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With globalization spreading faster than ever, businesses benefit from recruiting candidates with experiential and international exposure. This paper will address the role that various types of experiential research and travel experience plays in building global business competencies among students. Some research techniques that will be addressed include surveys, interviews, net searches, projective methods, and study abroad. A unique study abroad program that combines global business and cultural immersion will also be dealt with in the paper. These competencies will make graduating students more marketable and valuable to the organizations that utilize their services.

Keywords: Experiential Learning, Building Career Portfolios, Global Business Preparedness, Research and Practice, Globalization, International Exposure, Travel Experience, Global Business Competencies, Surveys, Interviews, Net Searches, Projective Methods, Study Abroad, Global Business and Cultural Immersion, Marketable

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.47-54. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 589.087KB).

Dr. Nabarun Ghose

Professor, Marketing and Business, The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio, USA

Dr. Nabarun Ghose, Professor of Marketing and Business at The University of Findlay, Ohio, USA, taught global business and journalism at The University of Findlay, Tiffin University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC), USA. He got his Doctor of Business Administration in Marketing from SIUC, his Masters in International Journalism from Baylor University, USA and was the Gold Medalist in his BA in Political Science from Madras University, India, where he was elected to the Student Executive Committee of World University Service. He was a fellow with the National Security Education Program,USA and the Nissan Summer Institute in Strategic Marketing at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois,USA. His major interests are in the areas of global business marketing strategy and content analysis of advertising. He received the Richard D. Irwin Award for the Distinguished Paper in Marketing in 1992, the 2006 Wal-Mart ACBSP Great Lakes Council Teaching Excellence Award, and is included in the Who's Who Among American Teachers 2004 and 2005 for teaching excellence. He has conducted research in USA, Europe, and Asia, and published and consulted extensively with private industry and government in the area of international marketing.

Lajja Shah

Graduate Student, Masters of Business Administration, The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio, USA

Ms. Lajja Shah is currently doing her Masters of Business Administration at The University of Findlay, Ohio, USA. She got her Bachelor of Commerce from Symbiosis Society’s College of Arts, Commerce and Computer Science, Pune, India. She got her Diploma in Event Management from The National Institute of Event Management, Pune, India. Her major interest is in Market Development. She is conducting research on Ethnocentrism, Country-of-Origin Image and Market Entry Strategies. She is one of only two students who hold a Graduate Research Assistantship in The College of Business at The University of Findlay. Her other interests are Event Management and Adventure Sports. Recently she served as the Manager of the very first The University of Findlay Mens Cricket Team.

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