HOW GLOBAL IS YOUR BUSINESS SCHOOL? – THE 3 PS OF INTERNATIONALIZATION: PROGRAMS, PARTICIPANTS AND PURPOSE

Madan Annavarjula, Jack Trifts, and Andres Ramirez

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In this paper, we introduce a three-factor framework that can be used to evaluate the internationality of universities offering international business by focusing on their programs, participants, and purpose. We illustrate how a prospective American student, and her parents could use the framework by applying it to four U.S. based business schools with international business programs, two large public schools and two smaller private schools. We argue that the framework may also be used by administrators and accreditors evaluating the institution from within. We gather our information from publicly available sources. We find that programs vary widely, both in depth and breath. Prospective students could use our framework to select the school that best fits their goals and skills. One ancillary finding is that the lack of transparency by most institutions makes gathering relevant information difficult.

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Business education, Internationalization, Comparing institutions

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