VSB Hosts DIS Business Faculty Advisory Council

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VILLANOVA, Pa., May 8, 2017 – In May, the Villanova School of Business (VSB) hosted the third meeting of the DIS Business Faculty Advisory Council (B-FAC) on which Melinda German, Associate Dean of VSB, serves. The board is a part of Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), a program for Study Abroad in Scandinavia in which students can choose their academic concentration and where they would like to study, Copenhagen or Stockholm.

The advisory council works collaboratively to offer ideas to advance the business program, including curriculum development, pedagogical processes, and technical enhancements for business students who are studying abroad at DIS.

“On behalf of VSB, I was honored to host my fellow Council members,” said Associate Dean German. “The council provides an opportunity for all of us to share and learn from each other about curricula and extracurricular developments that are important to the advancement of global business and provide value to our students.”

The B-FAC is comprised of nine council members across the United States and internationally. They include:

  • Laurie Colglazier, Director of International Programs, Indiana University
  • Melinda German, Associate Dean, Villanova School of Business
  • Andrew Green, Associate Professor of Finance, Wofford College and DIS Visiting Faculty
  • Susanne Hovmand, DIS Program Director International Business
  • John Kelley, DIS Visiting Faculty and Consultant
  • Eric Law, DIS Institutional Relations Associate and former DIS business student and intern
  • Charles J. Skuba, Professor in Marketing and International Business, Georgetown University
  • Robert Straughan, Dean of the Williams School, Washington and Lee University
  • Carl Zeithaml, Dean of the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia

The Council was initiated to share the latest trends in business curricula in the US and explore how these trends may impact and enhance the business curriculum in study abroad programs. The group also focuses on offering specific feedback on current and new programs, best practices for teaching and learning, and ideas for new electives. VSB is honored to have Dean German’s presence on this international board.

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is ranked #1 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to six Centers or Institutes of Excellence (the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Center for Business Analytics, the Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Marketing & Consumer Insights, the Center for Church Management & Business Ethics and the Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Institute) with each center and institute designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and teaching opportunities for business faculty. VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit business.villanova.edu.

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