About

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Purpose

Western Michigan University's Global Business Center seeks to develop synergies as a central clearinghouse—initiating, facilitating, expediting and championing the global business activities of the Haworth College of Business. The center works to enhance the college's globalization efforts. Such efforts support the strategic goals of the University and the Haworth College of Business. 

Goals

The center will facilitate, initiate and coordinate the internationalization and globalization activities of the Haworth College of Business. The prime focus will be to facilitate and enhance the internationalization of the curriculum, faculty and students; support internationally oriented teaching and research; and develop global community outreach.

Companies increasingly search for talent from all over the world. It is our goal that students attain intercultural fluency and learn about global business issues. Business students should be prepared for a workforce that is both global and mobile.

Many nations are moving toward adopting free-market principles and aspiring to improve standards of living; these provide tremendous opportunities and challenges to business and demand attention on how to conduct business in these markets. The workplace here and overseas also values diversity and inclusion. Regionally and nationally, companies are requiring business schools to prepare students for this globalized world of business.

The Haworth College of Business recognizes the need to prepare our students for a truly global workforce and has been involved in various initiatives toward strengthening and contributing to the globalization of the faculty, students and curriculum. The Global Business Center will be a catalyst in conducting globalization activities.