The current socio-economic environment, rising globalization and ICT advances mean that management professionals must face a complex, multicultural, competitive, and flexible labor market which requires continuous learning. Such demands render traditional teaching methods obsolete and invite business schools to adapt their curricula and educational practices to train future competent managers. The Global Integrative Module (henceforth GIM) is an elective course that aims to respond to this challenge by offering an international innovative learning experience lead by ESADE, and with the participation of students from three business school partners; NYU Stern School of Business, SDA Bocconi and Sogang University. To do so, it proposes a competencebased module, in which students work together in multicultural teams via an online learning eplatform to present a solution to a relevant challenge of social impact. Finally, using a qualitative analysis this paper presents the results regarding the GIM's effectiveness to develop intercultural competence in undergraduate and graduate business students by providing a reflective environment in the curricula.

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Iesta Codina, Anna; Valencia Silva, Maika

The global integrative module: A space in the curriculum of undergraduate, MSc and MBA programs to develop future managers' intercultural competence

The current socio-economic environment, rising globalization and ICT advances mean that management professionals must face a complex, multicultural, competitive, and flexible labor market which requires continuous learning. Such demands render traditional teaching methods obsolete and invite business schools to adapt their curricula and educational practices to train future competent managers. The Global Integrative Module (henceforth GIM) is an elective course that aims to respond to this challenge by offering an international innovative learning experience lead by ESADE, and with the participation of students from three business school partners; NYU Stern School of Business, SDA Bocconi and Sogang University. To do so, it proposes a competencebased module, in which students work together in multicultural teams via an online learning eplatform to present a solution to a relevant challenge of social impact. Finally, using a qualitative analysis this paper presents the results regarding the GIM's effectiveness to develop intercultural competence in undergraduate and graduate business students by providing a reflective environment in the curricula.
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The global integrative module: A space in the curriculum of undergraduate, MSc and MBA programs to develop future managers' intercultural competence
Iesta Codina, Anna; Valencia Silva, Maika
31st EGOS Colloquium
European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)
Berln (Germany), 02/07/2015 - 04/07/2015

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