Thinking globally and locally
A large number of American companies do business with international companies on one level or another, and they’re looking for employees who can think locally and globally. EHOVE Career Center will offer a new training program, Global Business Management, in the high school starting next school year. It will provide students with a solid foundation in the world of global business.
EHOVE’s new program is designed for students to study business principles with a global cultural mindset, explore real world business management issues, and develop organization and communication skills. Students interested in business, becoming entrepreneurs, or a career as analysts or managers of human resources, finance, marketing, projects or purchasing, will find the program is a good fit.
To help prepare students for college and give them a jumpstart on a business management degree, Global Business Management students will have the opportunity to earn free college credit from BGSU Firelands while enrolled at EHOVE.
EHOVE Executive Director Kitty Smith developed the program and has been working out all of the details. Recognizing the shift to a more global environment in business, Smith said that the program also will include a project/problem-based focus with an international capstone field project.
“Students in the program will have the opportunity to interact with area professionals who work in this expanding business environment, “ said Smith.
“The program is a good opportunity for students to obtain college credit. Overall, it’s a great opportunity for both students and local businesses,” said Jen Tisza Steinbrick, the new Global Business Management Instructor.
“While it would be nice for incoming students to have a background in foreign language, it is not required because the program studies will focus on culture aspects of foreign countries and not language,” said Smith.
Some program highlights include: Studying business principles with a global cultural mindset, exploring real world business management issues, learning to organize, plan and prioritize work, and developing communication skills to work with others inside and outside the organization. Some unique classroom experiences include: Work-based learning in area businesses (mentoring, shadowing), and earning college credit while finishing senior year of high school in this senior only program.
EHOVE is still taking applications as enrollment continues to grow for the program. Students interested in getting involved can contact EHOVE Guidance Office or click here.
PHOTO: EHOVE Global Business Management Instructor Jen Tisza Steinbrick