Challenges for Expatriate Faculties to Teach International Business course in Ethiopian Universities (Case of Dilla University)

M Jagadeesha, P Venkata Durga Rao, Aruna Polisetty


Purpose: This paper endeavour is to address, the challenges faced by expatriate faculties while teaching International Business subject and case studies in classroom. Students lackingness with relevance to International Business subject; and paramountcy of a manager's role in achieving organizational goals in globalization era.

Design/Methodology/Approach: This research adopts the empirical study method to analyse the essentialness of international Business subject at Undergraduate and Graduate level in Ethiopian universities.  Personal interview method adopted to analyse the primary evidence through questioner. Handbook of theory and research for Higher education is considered for review of literature; discussion and analysis which fixates on affinity for learning practical business skills rather theoretical. Vigour, Impotency, Opportunity, and Threats analysis explores all challenges and hurdles in teaching International Business subject.

Findings: The study finds the consequentiality of the international business subject at both UG & PG level and fluency in English language at university level. Less fluency in English influence the cognition system across the geography, it links the course curriculum design predicated the industry trend and authoritatively mandate; Adscititiously, the study concludes the integration of curriculum and research at university level concerning the context of International Business. Lack of vigilance about course theoretical paramountcy with respect to integration of countries trade.

Research Limitations/Implications: Underutilization of resources, fail to update each program's importance, opportunities, and outcomes in university websites. Most of the MBA students are either commerce or social science rather diverse background like science, pharma, and engineering. University-Industry Linkage department is not prioritizing to organize focus group discussions among a diverse group of employers and students to determine the primary skills and consequential attributes look for in students.

Originality/Value: Ministry of Higher Education and universities are not giving much importance to the International Business subject, albeit the country’s exports and imports. Only two or three (Addis-Ababa, Mekelle, and Adama) Ethiopian Universities are active in research in higher education because of the collaborative influence of foreign university faculties.

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