Transforming Business Education to Produce Global Managers

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Ben Kedia

University of Memphis

Paula Englis

Berry College; Nikos, University of Twente

Date Written: August 1, 2011


In recent years, globalization of businesses has occurred faster than the internationalization of business schools – in terms of faculty, students, and curriculum. Indeed, there is now a disconnect between global economic realities and the ability of business schools to produce global managers. This article discusses mission based strategies for international business education and proposes opportunities that increase global awareness, global understanding, and global competence through student and faculty engagement and development. These changes will advance business schools’ mission of producing global managers.

Keywords: International business, global competence, internationalization, business school mission

Suggested Citation

Kedia, Ben and Englis, Paula, Transforming Business Education to Produce Global Managers (August 1, 2011). Business Horizons, Vol. 54, pp. 328-331, 2011, Available at SSRN:

Ben Kedia

University of Memphis ( email )

Memphis, TN 38152
Memphis, TN usa 38152-3370
United States

Paula Englis (Contact Author)

Berry College ( email )

2277 Martha Berry Hwy NW
Mount Berry, GA 30149
United States


Nikos, University of Twente ( email )

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