This paper reports on results of a comparative assessment of MBA students at highly ranked business schools in Germany and the USA. The results from a demographic and attitude questionnaire, and the results from a reading and writing assessment are discussed, and areas of significant variation between the German and American students are highlighted. Striking differences were found in several areas, even though the German and American students were similar with respect to educational level and professional goals. Since international MBAs like these students will ultimately work with each other in the global business community, I propose that understanding these differences is vital to enhancing communication, cultural sensitivity and teamwork— the very skills desired by global employers.
"A Cross-Cultural Comparison of German and American Graduate Business Students,"
Global Business Languages:
Vol. 10, Article 4.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/gbl/vol10/iss1/4