The Center for Global Leadership supports a range of VSB educational initiatives. These activities integrate the tools and best practices of responsible global leadership into VSB's undergraduate, graduate, and executive education programs. These initiatives include the following:
VSB partners with Vanguard, KPMG, Logenix, Rolls Royce, Ernst & Young and others to enhance VSB students’ international career experiences.
The Global Leadership Fellows Program (GLF) is designed to provide students with an opportunity to emphasize and integrate global leadership throughout their undergraduate experience. GLF includes special curricular and extracurricular offerings that encourage increased international study and support the pursuit of careers in global business. Students who fulfill the GLF Program requirements are awarded a certificate that names them life-long VSB Global Leadership Fellows. GLF students will be paired with a mentor from the Center for Global Leadership Advisory Council.
Students who engage in the GLF Program will develop global leadership skills, learn to navigate the complexities of conducting business internationally, and gain an understanding of how specific business disciplines manifest in different cultural settings. In addition to acquiring greater international experience and enhancing resumes, participants will be better positioned to succeed in international business careers.
Participants in the Global Citizens Program will be invited to participate in the Global Leadership Fellows Program. Other interested students are encouraged to apply through the Center for Global Leadership. For additional information, please contact Kim Cahill, Director, Center for Global Leadership, Bartley 2059, 610-519-3906 firstname.lastname@example.org
VSB’s new undergraduate and graduate curricula place a strong emphasis on global themes, practices, and global leadership development. For undergraduates, global content is emphasized in the required Business Dynamics and Competitive Effectiveness courses. The required Global Political Economy course – which replaces International Economics – is a dynamic survey of the broad global political economy with special emphasis on the emerging regions and countries in Asia, Latin America, and Central Europe.
CGL sponsors a variety of topical forums, often in conjunction with other student organizations or Centers of Excellence. Some of the topics addressed include fair trade practices, recent developments and best practices of ethics and corporate governance, and socially responsible investing.
VSB faculty members and members of the center’s advisory council developed cases, role-playing exercises, and other innovative methods to educate students about difficult situations that leaders confront involving ethics, values, and stakeholder conflicts.
CGL identifies executives—many of whom are members of its advisory council—who participate in classroom discussions with undergraduate, graduate, and executive MBA students. The executives offer their time and perspectives to enhance the students’ exposure to the challenges of globally responsible leadership.
CGL is pleased to offer a program for the support of faculty and administrators committed to undertaking curricular and/or program development related to global business. Faculty grants are limited to a $1000 honorarium and $500 in expenses, except in exceptional circumstances. The center is prepared to provide funding on a competitive basis for the following faculty activities:
CGL funding policies:
All VSB full-time faculty and administrators (in the case of program development) may submit a proposal and are invited to do so. Proposals should be sent to Jonathan Doh and will be accepted and funded on a rolling basis.
VSB is committed to integrating global citizenship, ethical decision-making and concern for global corporate responsibility throughout the undergraduate and graduate business curricula. To support this goal, CGL continues to support members of the Villanova faculty who document, use, and share experiences that shed light on the understanding and resolution of ethical or social responsibility dilemmas in professional situations in the form of in-class exercises. We are especially interested in critical incidents that involve global business issues. All Villanova faculty are eligible for these awards. Critical incidents may involve (among others):
To earn an award, these critical incidents must meet five conditions. They need to be:
In order to achieve some continuity and consistency in the format of the cases, we request they be written in the following format. It is especially important that all applicants include a section that describes the pedagogical approach to be employed.
Awards will be in the form of $500 honoraria. For outstanding contributions, as reflected in those that become part of publications in a leading pedagogical or scholarly academic journal or are used in a session or workshop delivered at a major national or international conference, the faculty member(s) become eligible for an Annual Outstanding Contribution Award of up to $1,000. Applications should take the form of a cover email, the two to three page critical incident description and a copy of the syllabus or venue in which the exercise will be used, including the date or dates when the exercise will take place. Applications will be reviewed based on responsiveness to the guidelines described above. A faculty member will observe the in-class implementation of the exercise. For full consideration for an award, email the case, in the required format to James.Bierstaker@villanova.edu.