President Lowery and Business Department representatives travel to Madrid in effort to create new certificate in global business.
Last semester CCSJ was approached by Spain’s oldest business school, Escuela de Organización Industrial (EOI), to develop a certificate in global business for Spanish students. After a summer of development activities, including curricular and programmatic rationalization, few weeks ago Dr. Daniel Lowery and Professor Steve Varela headed to Europe to meet with Spanish officials. While there, the two presented the proposal material and Lowery spoke to the school about the nature of graduate work in an international setting. Lowery distinguished the importance of graduate work as being a “broader, more responsible role of citizenship.” He also said, “Graduate work develops reflective practitioners.”
EOI liked CCSJ’s proposals enabling the college to start finalizing a Masters of International Business program.
On top of this exciting development, there are new opportunities for business and science majors to receive post-baccalaureate certificates. Lowery is working on finalizing plans with EOI to provide an intensive six week program that would take place upon undergraduate graduation.
The first four weeks would be online and the last two would involve the student traveling to Madrid to study with international students. After the six weeks, student will leave with international business or sustainability certificates.
This program could be expanded to other majors such as religious studies or students focusing their studies on public policy or government issues. One of the last hurdles to finalizing this program is making it affordable. However if everything keeps moving at the steady rate it has, CCSJ could be offering this opportunity to the 2016 graduating class.
A partnership like this will help in furthering CCSJ’s initiative to provide international learning opportunities as well as help the university remain relevant in a global world. It may also serve to broaden the highly diverse community we already have on campus. If you are interested in studying international affairs, you might want to look into getting your passport.
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