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June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
International exposure is becoming increasingly important for professionals and also for students as they are the workforce of tomorrow. According to a recent Robert Walters survey, 59% of professionals believe that international experience is either essential or extremely useful for their career. Professionals with international experience are often more sought after by employers as they can bring different practices and perspectives to the business. In order to train students in an international context, many universities are increasingly promoting international experiences amongst their students. In order to do this, as part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed recently between XYZ University in the U.S. and ABC University in Europe, the faculty have developed a new course which gives the students not only an opportunity for international exposure but also other benefits such as doing innovative research in the field, having a practical orientation to their field of study as well as attaining added social value. In this paper, the authors will be discussing the curriculum that was developed and also the innovative manner in which it was delivered to the students. This course, with a focus on supply chain management, is being currently offered in the Fall 2015 semester and will include innovative research in the design and control of international supply chains as well as methods of procurement including value engineering and cost engineering. At the end of the semester, the students will be surveyed about the pros and cons of the class and that feedback will be used to implement continuous improvement for this course offering.
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