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Partnership for value based EMBA

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    • International Collaboration for Value Based EMBA Learning: A Case Study Combining Programs in Eastern Europe and the U.S. Ms. Bianca Ioan, ASEBUSS (Bucharest, Romania) Dr. Marcel Duhaneanu, ASEBUSS (Bucharest, Romania) Dr. Rodney Alsup, ASEBUSS (Bucharest, Romania) Dr. Michael S. Salvador, Coles College of Business (Kennesaw, GA)
      • Agenda
        • Purpose / Overview of Session
        • Introductions
        • What the EMBA Council Members Are Saying
        • The ASEBUSS / Coles College Approach
        • Summary of Best Practices
        • Discussion / Q&A
      • Purpose / Overview of Session
        • Share results of EMBA Council member survey regarding international programs.
        • Describe the design of the ASEBUSS / Coles College approach to collaborative student learning and virtual multinational teaming.
        • Share student feedback regarding the five-year collaboration approach used by ASEBUSS / Coles College.
        • Summarize best practices.
        • Exchange ideas among participants for enhancing learning in global business.
      • ASEBUSS
      • The Institute of Business & Public Administration’s (ASEBUSS) Romanian-American School of Business was founded in 1993.
      • Exclusive 20-month EMBA Program launched annually (averaging 70 students per cohort).
      • Alumni in excess of 1000.
      • Entire EMBA Program taught in English.
      • Partnership with Kennesaw State University’s Coles College of Business since 2002
      • Coles College of Business
      • EMBA Program offered since 1993.
      • Two cohorts of 19-month Program launched annually (averaging 60 students per cohort).
      • Alumni in excess of 1,400.
      • About the ASEBUSS / Coles College Partnership
        • First faculty collaboration activities in 2002.
        • Limited collaboration in joint student activities initiated in 2003-2004.
        • Formal cooperation agreement in place (faculty exchange, joint appointments, coordination of curricula and class schedules).
        • Joint Student Project introduced in 2004-2005, focused on contrasting business practices in both mature and emerging market economies.
        • Joint Student Project is initiated in Romania and ends in the U.S.
      • What EMBA Council Members are Saying …
        • Mixed approaches to global business pedagogy (51% integrate throughout curriculum with an intl trip)
        • Most in fact take students on one or two intl trips (81%) of 8-13 days duration (85%) visiting 1-2 countries (90%)
        • Destination and activities are determined in a wide variety of ways (no dominant approach)
        • Joint / collaboration approaches are mixed in their design (with 32% of respondents indicating no partner involvement)
        • All respondents arrange for company visits in destination countries
        • International partners’ involvement is highly varied, with some using these partnerships only for logistics support (i.e., w/o engaging in joint student activities)
      • What EMBA Council Members are Saying …
      • Objectives of the Program’s International Trip (Sample Responses)
      • ... exposure to doing business in …
      • … global understanding and cross cultural awareness …
      • … understanding of global business …
      • … cross-cultural leadership …
      • … understanding the role of global citizenry …
      • … add a global experience, not just a trip …
      • … educate on the global economy …
      • … learn how culture plays a role in doing business (globally) …
      • … experience living and working in another country …
      • … improve international management abilities …
      • What EMBA Council Members are Saying …
        • Academic Deliverables (Sample Responses)
        • “ Paper and presentation”
        • “ White paper on an assigned topic”
        • “ Report due at the end of the trip”
        • “ Feasibility study”
        • “ Final examination and presentation (while in China)”
        • “ Final group business strategy project”
        • “ Team report from company visit”
        • “ Case preparation”
        • “ Test and term paper”
      • The ASEBUSS / Coles College Approach
      • Learning Objectives
        • Gain knowledge of common business practices in alternative economies.
        • Develop decision-based analysis and presentation skills in an international business management setting.
        • Experience learning in a “virtual” and collaborative work environment.
        • Establish an international personal peer network.
        • Apply state-of-the-art collaboration application technologies as a user.
      • The ASEBUSS / Coles College Approach
      • Schedule of Activities
      • Begin with … U.S. residency in Romania (September)
        • Form joint project teams
        • Joint classroom lectures
        • F-2-F team meetings
        • Project selection and planning
        • Local introduction of U.S. students to Romanian business and cultural environment
      • followed by … Virtual team project work (September – April)
      • ending with … Romanian residency in Atlanta (April)
        • Project presentations
        • Program evaluation and peer assessment
        • Local introduction of Romanian students to U.S. business and cultural environment
      • The ASEBUSS / Coles College Approach
      • Workflow
      • Statement of Work (Written & Presentation) – Due at completion of Residency in Romania
      • Detailed Project Plan – Due one month after end of Residency in Romania
      • Written Project Summary Report – Due one month prior to start of U.S. Residency
      • Team Presentations – Delivered at the U.S. Residency
      • Assessment of Individual Team Member Performance (by Team Faculty Leader)
      • Peer Assessment (by Team Members)
      • Project / Process Evaluation (by Team Members)
    • I travel internationally (outside of my home country border / boundary) approximately …
    • I would describe my level of experience working in virtual teams as …
    • How much you have improved in regards to [cultural awareness] as a result of participating in the ASEBUSS / KSU Joint International Residency
    • How much you have improved in regards to [communications] as a result of participating in the ASEBUSS / KSU Joint International Residency
    • How much you have improved in regards to [decision-making] as a result of participating in the ASEBUSS / KSU Joint International Residency
    • The ASEBUSS / KSU International Joint Residency provided me a useful learning experience …
      • Summary of Best Practices
      • Common EMBA Program profiles (learning objectives, Program “differentiators,” curriculum design, and student demographics).
      • Extensive and early planning and student / faculty communications.
      • Formal partnership agreement (between EMBA Programs) with consideration given to long-term issues / continuity.
      • Continuous involvement of a joint faculty contingent from both Programs.
      • Project-focused, joint student learning activity, with projects selected by student teams (in addition to local tours, company visits, etc.).
      • Enhancing the learning experience on global business topics by integrating multi-cultural and virtual teaming.
      • Exposure of students to collaboration technology platforms / products.
      • Direct engagement of alumni (on international learning activities / projects).
      • Questions / Discussion
    • International Collaboration for Value Based EMBA Learning: A Case Study Combining Programs in Eastern Europe and the U.S. Ms. Bianca Ioan, ASEBUSS (Bucharest, Romania) Dr. Marcel Duhaneanu, ASEBUSS (Bucharest, Romania) Dr. Rodney Alsup, ASEBUSS (Bucharest, Romania) Dr. Michael S. Salvador, Coles College of Business (Kennesaw, GA)