Enables students to develop enterprises of a cultural, educational, humanitarian, or business nature that show a full understanding of the host culture and its relation in theory and practice with Western culture.
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Concentration in International Education and Entrepreneurship
The Ph.D. in the Dreeben School of Education with a International Education and Entrepreneurship (IE&E) concentration enables students to develop enterprises of a cultural, educational, humanitarian, or business nature that show a full understanding of the host culture and its relation in theory and practice with Western culture. It allows theoretical study with a practical impulse that involves an awareness of business and educational systems and their development in existing, new, and emerging arenas.
The foundation courses combine comparative study of the educational and cultural systems of the world with experiential learning in entrepreneurship. The grasp of a nation's outlook revealed by its education provides the key to understanding its intellectual and managerial endeavors. The practical skill of entrepreneurship suggests new ways of applying existing resources and encourages the development of new ideas in all fields.
This concentration achieves its aim through a blend of theoretical study and practice engagement. Practical application and experience are achieved by each student in two internships: a nine week internship in the student's home country and a six month internship in a country other than the home country.
Admission requirements: A minimum of 6 hours of education and 6 hours of business background courses are required as pre-requisites.
Exit requirements: Oral and written proficiency in a second language is an exit requirement.