Methodology for Assesing the Degree of Internationalization of Business Academic Study Programmes

Amfiteatru Economic, 16 (37), 2014, pp. 726-745

20 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2015

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Dan-Cristian Dabija

Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Marketing

Catalin Postelnicu

Babes-Bolyai University

Nicolae Al. Pop

Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies - Faculty of Marketing

Date Written: August 1, 2014

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to develop a methodology for assessing the degree of internationalization of undergraduate, Master’s and doctoral business programs with the aid of complex indicators designed to capture the vast array of characteristics displayed by these programs and contribute to their promotion in the international academic competition. The methodology should include both general indicators applicable to any study program and some indicators that are specifically developed for business study programs. No consensus exists in the internationalization literature and practice over the actual scope and the indicators to be considered in the implementation of such a study. Researchers rather propose methods for assessing and prioritizing universities and/or faculties and lay down a lot of criteria according to which rankings are developed. These rankings are mainly focused on the level of internationalization of socioeconomic and engineering study programs.

Being aware of the limits of theory and practice, the authors develop a scoring model that measures the degree of internationalization of business education curricula according to stringent criteria. The research originality lies in the attempt to describe the avenues of a new methodology for measuring and assessing realistically the economic study programs so that these may be better positioned on the educational market and become more attractive to the future candidates. Based on a synergistic approach to indicators, the model may contribute to creating competitive advantage in relation to other programs from the same university or from partner institutions.

Keywords: internationalization of higher education study programs, business education, academic study programs, indicators for measuring business education, scoring model

JEL Classification: I21, I23, P36, P46

Suggested Citation

Dabija, Dan-Cristian and Postelnicu, Catalin and Pop, Nicolae Al., Methodology for Assesing the Degree of Internationalization of Business Academic Study Programmes (August 1, 2014). Amfiteatru Economic, 16 (37), 2014, pp. 726-745, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2579935

Dan-Cristian Dabija (Contact Author)

Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Marketing ( email )

Str Teodor Mihali, Nr.58-60
Cluj-Napoca, RO- 400591
Romania

Catalin Postelnicu

Babes-Bolyai University ( email )

Cluj Napoca
Romania

Nicolae Al. Pop

Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies - Faculty of Marketing ( email )

Str. Mihai Eminescu nr. 13-15, sect. 1
Bucharest, 010511
Romania

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