The Globalization of Curriculum and Program Design in Applied Science and Supply Chain Management Programs


Today's marketplace is increasingly competitive and new, global strategies are essential to meet the challenges of the modern business environment. Engineers and other technology-based business professionals need more than technical skills; they must be prepared to excel in a variety of social, political, and cultural settings. Awareness of these business strategies must begin in the classroom and should be an essential component of engineering, applied science and supply chain-logistics management programs. This paper explores program development in an increasingly international business arena and examines skills and course components that prepare the engineering and supply chain-logistics management student for a leadership role in the global workforce. Two programs are compared and the value of international trips, case studies, interdisciplinary collaboration, and global leadership training is evaluated in terms of student learning and success. Lessons learned with respect to accreditation and program evaluation are explored.

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28th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management -- Innovation Management: Innovation in a Flattened World (2007: Nov. 7-10, Chattanooga, TN)


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

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Curriculum Design; Globalization; Technology-Driven Markets; Business Environments; Business Professionals; Interdisciplinary Collaborations; International Business; Management Programs; Program Development; Accreditation; Commerce; Innovation; Personnel Training; Students; Supply Chain Management; Teaching; Curricula

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Article - Conference proceedings

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