Assessing Global Awareness in Undergraduate Introductory Business Finance Course with a Reading Assignment of Wall Street Journal Articles

Business Education Innovation Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 80-86, 2016

7 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2016

Date Written: August 9, 2016

Abstract

In light of the recent emphasis on globalization and technological skills in business education, this paper provides an example of how Global Awareness can be accessed in a finance course required of every undergraduate business student. International aspects of the financial management are likely not covered in detail (or not covered at all) in an introductory business finance course among most business programs nationwide. In the meantime, this course itself may be the only required finance course in most business schools’ core curricula. The method described in this paper offers an alternative to assess students’ global awareness with a Wall Street Journal reading assignment without allocating much of the seat time in a semester. In addition, the implementation of the assessment activities is not complex either. Overall, the results of this assessment have indicated that the level of students’ global awareness is satisfactory.

Keywords: Undergraduate Business Student; Global Awareness Assessment; Business Finance

JEL Classification: G30; A29

Suggested Citation

Peng, Zhuoming "Joe", Assessing Global Awareness in Undergraduate Introductory Business Finance Course with a Reading Assignment of Wall Street Journal Articles (August 9, 2016). Business Education Innovation Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 80-86, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2820769

Zhuoming "Joe" Peng (Contact Author)

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith ( email )

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