Community Connections to Enhance Undergraduate International Business Education: An Example of Business Consulting Projects
community; consulting; international business; education; experiential
Taylor & Francis Online
Practical project experience as a means of augmenting traditional classroom learning has long been viewed as a value adding curricular exercise. While students participating in the projects gain valuable skills that will enhance their personal marketability, successful projects also benefit the client companies involved and help enhance the image of the university. Substantial effort goes into planning and implementing such an experience and involves extensive coordination with multiple constituents. This article details how a project-based capstone experience was developed in partnership with the local business community and the College's Center for International Business as part of the degree requirements for a relatively new Bachelor of Science in International Business program. (Contains 2 tables and 2 footnotes.)"