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Kortegast, Carrie

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Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)

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Department of Counseling and Higher Education (CAHE)


The purpose of this study is to describe differences in global perspective-taking between MBA alums who graduated with a dual degree from both a Colombian university and a U.S. university and those who did not participate in the program. The Global Perspective Inventory (GPI) is a survey tool that evaluates global competencies across three domains of development: cognitive, intrapersonal, and interpersonal dimensions. To go deeper into the study, a U-test was implemented to compare the means for a nonparametric sample. A comparative analysis of data with the Mann–Whitney–Wilcoxon test found no difference between Colombian PRIME MBA students who completed an international double degree program and those who did not. No significant statistical differences were found between both groups on cognitive knowing and knowledge, intrapersonal identity and affect, and interpersonal social responsibility and interaction. An exchange experience did not influence students’ global perspectives.


126 pages




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