ABSELAssociation for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning47th Annual Conference Program“Towering Through Experience”March 18-20, 2020The ABSEL Virtual Conference

47th Annual Conference Program“Towering Through Experience”2020 ABSEL Program Chair Debbie GoodContentsThank You to Our 2020 ABSEL Conference Sponsors 2ABSEL Virtual Conference Quick Guide to Session Links . 4ABSEL Board Officers and Members, 2019-2020 .10ABSEL Fellows 12ABSEL 2020 Detailed Program Schedule 13ABSEL 2020 Program Session Abstracts .21ABSEL Best Papers .41Copyright 2020 by theAssociation for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL).ABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 2

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Virtual Conference 2020 Snapshot ScheduleWednesday, March 18, 2020(All Times (EDT) Eastern Daylight Savings Time)11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.(EDT)Halpin and Students12:00 -12:30p.m.(EDT)12:30 -1:30p.m.(EDT)BreakZoom Link: & LevyZoom Link: MmNzWHExdmF1eVQrdjZQQ2NJdjZtdz091:30-2:00p.m. (EDT)2:00-3:00p.m. (EDT)3:00-3:15p.m. (EDT)3:15-4:15p.m. (EDT)BreakLongZoom Link:, Scherpereel, McConnell & AlbertZoom Link: 2020 ProgramPage 5

Thursday, March 19(All Times (EDT) Eastern Daylight Savings Time)10:30WELCOME and OPENING SESSION11:15a.m.(EDT) 2020 ABSEL President Ron MagnusonProgram Chair Debbie GoodPresident Elect Lora ReedExecutive Director Mick FekulaDirector External Relations & Marketing Kristie Abston11:15a.m.-12:00p.m.(EDT)Zoom Link: Z0Myd3g3UE4wS2d1QUVyOHhMZCtCUT09“So You Have to Move Your Class to Remote Delivery: An ABSEL Exchange ofIdeas and Practices”This zoom link is the same as for the opening session (if you are already in theOpening Session, you will simply stay in that session. If you miss theOpening Session, you can use this link to join this special discussion session): .(EDT)12:30-1:50 Thursday Concurrent Session I: ngJoin Zoom erator: MaryottABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 6

Thursday, March 19(All Times (EDT) Eastern Daylight Savings Time)12:30-1:50 Thursday Concurrent Session I: Innovationsp.m.(EDT)Presenters:Pittenger, Jacobs & MossGood, Petrie-Wyman, Jones, Beaman & OnosuTashakor, Pittenger & HagansJoin Zoom Meeting )Moderator: RodriguezThursday Concurrent Session I: ExperientialPresenters:Tolliver & GrimardShastriGoosenJoin Zoom Meeting 2:20-3:30p.m.(EDT)Moderator: MagnusonBreakThursday Concurrent Session II: Games Ready to n Zoom erator: DavisABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 7

Thursday, March 19(All Times (EDT) Eastern Daylight Savings Time)2:203:30p.m.(EDT)Thursday Concurrent Session II: ExperientialPresenters:Kerridge & SimpsonPetrie-Wyman, Pomeroy & JonesCassidy, Gravois & CappsJoin Zoom erator: Petrie-WymanABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 8

Friday, March 20(All Times (EDT) Eastern Daylight Savings Time)11:3012:45p.m.(EDT)Friday Concurrent Session III: SimulationsPresenters:ChasteenFulton & FultonSchmellerDickinsonJoin Zoom Meeting )Moderator: AbstonFriday Concurrent Session III: ExperientialPresenters:Hamilton, Patel, Wilber & KurthakotiReed & LevyCannon, Cannon, Geddes & SmithPaliaJoin Zoom Meeting 152:35p.m.(EDT)Moderator: ReedBreakFriday Concurrent Session IV: InnovationsPresenters:TaratukhinAbston & SoterDavis & MagnusonFekula & RodriguezJoin Zoom erator: DavisABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 9

Friday, March 20(All Times (EDT) Eastern Daylight Savings Time)1:152:35p.m.(EDT)Friday Concurrent Session IV: ExperientialPresenters:Grimard & CossetteMurrell, Onosu, Petrie-Wyman, Bichsel & CooperPetrie-Wyman, Onosu & SchultzJoin Zoom 53:00p.m.(EDT)Moderator: Petrie-Wyman47TH ABSEL CONFERENCE CLOSING SESSIONPresident - Ron MagnusonABSEL Dean of Fellows - Chris ScherpereelTreasurer/Local Events Coordinator - Kiersten MaryottJoin Zoom Meeting TVJzUnpKR3NCZktoeVpBNjdTMFVSQT09ABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 10

ABSEL Board Officers and Members, 2019-2020PresidentRon MagnusonDirector of MBA & ProfessionalProgramsSchool of BusinessCollege of [email protected] & Program ChairDebbie Good2402 Sennott SquareUniversity of PittsburghPittsburgh, PA [email protected] L. ReedSenior Dissertation Associate, College ofDoctoral Studies,Grand Canyon UniversityPresident, Peace Offerings, [email protected] & Executive DirectorMick FekulaUniversity of South Carolina Aiken471 University ParkwayAiken, SC 29801Office: [email protected] EditorJ. Alexander SmithMeinders School of BusinessOklahoma City University2501 North BlackwelderOklahoma City, Oklahoma [email protected] of Communications &WebmasterChristopher M. ScherpereelNorthern Arizona UniversityW.A. Franke College of BusinessPO Box 15066Flagstaff, AZ ector of Internal Relations &MarketingBryon Geddes[email protected]/Local Arrangements ChairKiersten M. MaryottKatz Graduate School of Business &College of Business Administration316 Mervis HallUniversity of PittsburghPittsburgh, PA [email protected] Ready to Play Track Chair &Associate Ed.Manabu IchikawaNational Institute of Public HealthTokyo Institute of Technology2-3-6 Minami, Wako-shi, Saitama351-0197, Japan [email protected] at LargeWilliam WoodsAshford University8620 Spectrum Center Blvd.San Diego, CA [email protected] Track Chair &Associate Ed.OpenProfessional DevelopmentWorksheet & Associate Ed.Jennifer PetrieKatz Graduate School of Business &College of Business Administration316 Mervis HallUniversity of PittsburghPittsburgh, PA [email protected] 2020 ProgramPast-PresidentCarlos Mario Zapata-JaramilloUniversidad Nacional de ColombiaCarrera 80 No. 65-223 Of. M8A-310Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia 57(4)[email protected] of ABSEL FellowsChristopher M. ScherpereelNorthern Arizona UniversityW.A. Franke College of BusinessPO Box 15066Flagstaff, AZ ector of External Relations & MarketingKristie A. AbstonJones College of BusinessAssistant Professor, Department of ManagementMiddle Tennessee State UniversityBusiness and Aerospace N142MTSU Box 75Murfreesboro, TN 37132(615) [email protected] Track Chair & Associate Ed.Raghu KurthakotiAssistant Professor of Marketing,School of Global Business,Arcadia University,313 Brubaker Hall450, S Easton Road, Glenside PA 19038, [email protected] and Future Directions in EducationTrack Chair & Associate Ed.Helen A. SoterUniversity of West Florida11000 University ParkwayPensacola, FL [email protected] at LargeJames SzotClinical Associate ProfessorExecutive Education DirectorProject Management ProgramUT Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of [email protected] 11

Director at LargeRick SzalNorthern Arizona UniversityW.A. Franke College of BusinessPO Box 15066Flagstaff, AZ [email protected] at LargePaola Andrea Norena CardonaUniversidad Nacional de ColombiaCarrera 80 No. 65-223 Of. M8A-201Medellín, [email protected] 2020 ProgramDirector at LargeConnie WhittenAshford University217 E. Lane CircleLaGrange, GA, [email protected] at LargeRyoju (Roy) HamadaSirindhomInt’l Institute of Technology ThammasatUniversity131Moo8, Tiwanont Rd. Bangkadi, Muang,Pathumthain, 12000 [email protected] at LargeLinda RodriguezUniversity of South Carolina Aiken471 University ParkwayAiken, SC [email protected] at LargeJim CarusoGlobal Talent Development and Business .eduPage 12

ABSEL FellowsKristie A. Abston2019J. Bernard Keys1987Phil Anderson2003Leigh Lawton2009William D. Biggs1988Nancy Leonard2002Alvin C. Burns1993Kenneth E. Long2019John Butler2001Peter Markulis2007Hugh Cannon1998Kiersten M. Maryott2017Chris Cassidy2016Sandy Morgan2003Jimmy M. Chang2010Carl Nielsen1999Susan Chesteen2000John Overby2000Dick Cotter2000Dee Page2004Ralph Day1989Aspy Palia2011John Dickinson2015Alan Patz1999Anthony J. Faria1993Sharma Pillulta2007Mick Fekula2012Ritchie Platt2009Andy Feinstein2008Thomas F. Pray1993J. Ronald Frazier1988Lora L. Reed2017David J. Fritsche1990Pat Sanders1994James Gentry1990Chris Scherpereel*2017Steven C. Gold1997Alex Smith2014Kenneth Goosen1987Dan Strang2004Jerold Gosenpud1991Richard Teach1996Lee Graf1992Precha Thavikulwat1999Jeremy Hall2012Stanley C. Vance1987Annette Halpin2011Marcin Wardaszko2017J. Duane Hoover2013Bill Wellington2008Arata Ichikawa2015Walter J. Wheatley1995Manabu Ichikawa2019Joseph Wolfe1989Ron Jensen1998Carlos Mario Zapata-Jamillo2019Lane Kelly1999*Dean of the FellowsABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 13

ABSEL 2020 Program Schedule“Towering Through Experience”Wednesday, March 18Pre-Conference WorkshopProfessional Development Track11:00 a.m.—4:15 p.m.Wednesday, March 18Halpin Session Link: a.m. —12:00 p.m.Annette Halpin and Students“Service Learning as An Experiential Pedagogy to Enhance Student Engagement”12:00 p.m. —12:30 p.m.BreakReed & Jordan Session Link: MmNzWHExdmF1eVQrdjZQQ2NJdjZtdz0912:30 p.m. —1:30 p.m.Lora Reed & Jordan Levy“From Mustard Seeds to an Experiential Learning (R)evolution”1:30 p.m.—2:00 p.m.BreakLong Session Link: p.m. —3:00 p.m.Ken Long“Experiential Learning Speed Dating”3:00 p.m. — 3:15 p.m.BreakLong, McConnell, Scherpereel & Albert Session Link: : p.m. —4:15 p.m.Ken Long, Rich McConnell, Chris Scherpereel & Rich Albert“Future Research Partnering and What ABSEL Can Do For You”ABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 14

Thursday, March 19Link : Z0Myd3g3UE4wS2d1QUVyOHhMZCtCUT0910:30 a.m. —11:00 a.m.WELCOME AND OPENING SESSION2020 ABSEL President Ron Magnuson2020 Program Chair Debbie Good11:00 a.m. —12:00 p.m.SPECIAL SESSION“So You Have to Move Your Class toRemote Delivery: An ABSEL ExchangeOf Ideas and ExchangesBREAK12:00 p.m.—12:30 p.m.Thursday, March 19SIMULATIONS12:30 p.m. — 1:50 p.m.Thursday, March 19BOLD text indicates Best Paper nominationsSession —1:50 p.m.ABSEL 2020 ProgramModerator: Kiersten MaryottPage 15

Science Mapping the Knowledge Base on Simulations and Serious Games inManagement Education, 1960-2018 (Philip Hallinger, Ray Wang , Uyen-Phong Nguyen) Content Analysis of CEO Letters to Shareholders Authored by Business SimulationParticipants (Annette Halpin) Replicating the Functions of a Corporate CEO: Authenticity and the Grading of Performance(Precha Thavikulwat, Bosco Yu)1:50 p.m. —2:20 p.m. BreakINNOVATIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN EDUCATION12:30 p.m.—1:50 p.m.Thursday, March 19BOLD text indicates Best Paper nominationsSession Link: M0VoYWt2MWVsTXBYTEYzUWcyRGZKQT0912:30—1:50 p.m.Moderator: Linda Rodriguez Integration of Professional Certifications in Business Curricula (Khushwant K. S. Pittenger,Raymond Jacobs, Jacob Moss) Developing an Early Internship Program & Assessment Model: The Emerging EthicalLeaders Internship Program (Deborah Good, Jennifer Petrie-Wyman, Ray Jones, JoeBeaman and Gloria Onosu) International MBA Students – Towering Through Business Experience (Elham Tashakor,Khushwant K.S. Pittenger and Karen Hagans) 1:50 p.m.—2:20 p.m. BreakEXPERIENTIAL12:30 p.m.—1:50 p.m.Thursday, March 19BOLD text indicates Best Paper nominationsSession Link: ZHlQS3F5WW4wbnNDZUw3aVFaSnY2Zz0912:30—1:50 p.mModerator: Ron Magnuson A Case Study: To the Letter (James Tolliver, Céleste Grimard) Working on a Not-for-Profit’s End of Year Review and Tax Return as a Form of EBL(Karen Shastri)ABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 16

An Experiential Approach to Accounting 101 (Kenneth Goosen)1:50 p.m.—2:20 p.m. BreakABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 17

GAMES READY TO PLAY/SIMULATIONS2:20 p.m.—3:30 p.m.Thursday, March 19Session Link: 0 p.m.Moderator: Tom Davis Carbon Literacy Exercise: A Serious Play Card Game for Our Ecological Future (JenniferLeigh, Petra Molthan-Hill, Rachel Welton, Dan Jackson) Designing and Using Games to Teach Business Skills to Children (Georgi Tsvetanov) Arcs Model Applied in High School Business Gaming: Implementation and Analysis (LuizBarçante, Rafael Araujo, Mauricio Barçante and Sorelle Barçante)EXPERIENTIAL2:20 p.m.—3:30 p.m.Thursday, March 19Session Link: 0 p.m.Moderator: Jennifer Petrie-Wyman Embedding Experiential Learning in the Curriculum: Tutor and International StudentContributions and Reflections in an Action Research Project (Clive Kerridge, Colin Simpson) The Value of Paid Experiential Based Learning Opportunities for International Students:Lessons Learned from a Collaborative Internship and Fellowship Program Model (JenniferPetrie-Wyman, Blair Pomeroy, Ray Jones) A Teaching Exercise for the Competitive Profile Matrix (Christopher Cassidy, Renée Gravoisand Charles Capps)ABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 18

Friday, March 20SIMULATIONS11:30 —12:45 p.m.Friday, March 20Session Link: NVJ1Y2V3L0ZqS29tMEZsREpLRGluUT09BOLD text indicates Best Paper nominations11:30—12:45 p.m.Moderator: Kristie Abston AI and its Uses in Simulations (Larry Chasteen) A Simulation, Persistence, Engagement and Feedback Impact Performance in a ComputerNetworking Course (Richard Fulton, Diane Fulton) Does Glo-Bus Strategy Simulation Demonstrate Novak's Learning Theory? (RebeccaSchmeller) MTABS Analyses of Chi-Square Cross-Tabulations at ABSEL (John Dickinson)12:45-1:15 p.m. BreakEXPERIENTIAL11:30 —12:45 p.m.Friday, March 20Session Link: YkZmN0xiMUFMdXdwb0NhMDZZTEdkZz09BOLD text indicates Best Paper nominations11:30 a.m.—12:45 p.m.Moderator: Lora Reed From the Horse’s Mouth: Effectiveness of Flipped Classroom as seen by Students (SeanHamilton, Vaibhavi Patel, Whitney Wilber and Raghu Kurthakoti) From Mustard Seeds to an Experiential (R)Evolution (Lora Reed and Jordan Levy) Individualizing Experiential Learning: A Theoretical Perspective (Hugh Cannon, JamesCannon, Bryon Geddes and Alexander Smith) Enhancing Experiential Learning Via Sustained Student Engagement (Aspy Palia)12:45—1:15 p.m. BreakABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 19

EXPERIENTIAL1:15 —2:35 p.m.Friday, March 20Session Link: p.m.—2:35 p.m.Moderator: Jennifer Petrie-Wyman Introducing HRM through Problem-Based Learning (Céleste Grimard and Michel Cossette) Designing Business Case Writing as an Experiential Learning Project (Audrey Murrell,Gloria Onosu, Jennifer Petrie-Wyman, Lauren Bichsel and Myles Cooper) Developing a Global Experiential Learning Model for Business Students: The Relevancy ofthe Experiential Learning Process & Assessment (Jennifer Petrie-Wyman, Gloria Onosu,Bryan Schultz)INNOVATIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN EDUCATION1:15 p.m.—2:35 p.m.Friday, March 20Session Link: 5 p.m.Moderator: Tom Davis The Future of Design thinking for Management Education. Project-based and Game-orientedMethods are Critical Ingredients of Success (Victor Taratukhin, Natalia Pulyavina, JoergBecker) A Professionalism Conundrum: Development of Business Students’ Career Readiness (KristieAbston and Helen Soter) Extending the Experience: Bringing Boards of Directors to Bear on a BusinessSimulation (Tom Davis and Ron Magnuson) The Efficacy of Simulation Learning Assurance Data in Program Outcomes Assessment(Mick Fekula, Linda Rodriguez)ABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 20

47th ABSEL CONFERENCE CLOSING SESSION2:35 p.m.—3:00 p.m.Friday, March 20Session Link: TVJzUnpKR3NCZktoeVpBNjdTMFVSQT092:35—3:00 p.m. President Ron Magnuson ABSEL Dean of Fellows Chris Scherpereel Treasurer/Local Arrangements Coordinator Kiersten MaryottABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 21

ABSEL 2020 Program Session Abstracts(Wednesday, March 18th)PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRACKPRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP11:00 a.m.—4:15 p.m.Wednesday, March 18Service Learning as an Experiential Pedagogy to Enhance StudentEngagement(led by Dr. Annette Halpin and Students)In this workshop, my students and I will present a service learning project, Painting forPeople, introduced in my International Business & Culture class. The course is an introductory classand is a survey of the fundamentals of global business management, looking at both the internal andexternal factors that influence organizational decisions. Students examine the role of decision-makers(managers) operating in the global marketplace through the examination of course materials as wellas participation in a service learning project.From Mustard Seeds to an Experiential Learning (R)Evolution(led by Dr. Lora Reed & Jordan Levy)This highly interactive workshop explores the ‘nuts and bolts’ of experiential learning as ithas evolved over the last decade. The goal is to share ideas, as well as to consider overcomingcritical processes and institutional challenges related to designing and delivering experiential learningengagements. Be ready to engage with ideas and colleagues and to have fun focusing on the past, thepresent, and the future of experiential learning in higher education.ABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 22

Future Research Partnering and What ABSEL Can Do For you(led by Dr. Ken Long, Dr. Rich McConnell, Dr. Chris Scherpereel, and Dr. Rich Albert)A 1-hour design-thinking session for collaborations among ABSEL members for research andwriting projects for presentation at ABSEL 2021. New members will see how to leverage ABSEL forprofessional development and collaboration. Experienced members will help apply ABSEL bestpractices to emerging research interests and continue to grow the professional body of knowledge.Examples of ABSEL success stories will be summarized, and opportunities will be brainstormed andexplored.Experiential Learning Speed Dating(led by Dr. Ken Long)Learn 5 experiential learning techniques from the U.S. Army Command and General StaffCollege that have been used effectively over the past 5 years. The goal of this session is to increaseyour exposure to best practices in EBL.ABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 23

ABSEL 2020 Program Session Abstracts(Thursday, March 19th)SIMULATIONS12:30 p.m.—1:50 p.m.Thursday, March 19Moderator: Kiersten MaryottContent Analysis of CEO Letters to Shareholders Authored byBusiness Simulation ParticipantsAnnette L. HalpinArcadia [email protected] author applies DICTION software to conduct a content analysis of CEO letters to shareholderswritten by senior undergraduate students participating in a total enterprise simulation exercise.DICTION, a text analysis program, provides feedback on the tone of the language in thesedocuments. Levels of three attributes of language –Optimism, Certainty, and Realism – are related tofirm performance over three periods.Replicating the Functions of a Corporate CEO: Authenticity and theGrading of PerformancePrecha ThavikulwatTowson [email protected] Wing Tong YuSchool of Professional Education andExecutive DevelopmentThe Hong Kong Polytechnic Universityb[email protected] replicated the functions of a corporate CEO in a game of 160 episodes and five roundswhere every participant has an opportunity to be CEO of a new investment company for at least oneround. We explain the incentive system of the game, the roles available to participants, the privilegesand duties of the game’s CEOs, and the basic, progressive, and log methods of linking performanceoutcomes to points towards grades. Data from a one-semester administration of the game to apopulation of 32 undergraduate students show that the frequency distributions of performance scoresare as expected, and that the three performance measures of the game, namely lifespan extension,relative shares sold, and logged relative profit, are correlated with each other. The results suggestABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 24

that the game is authentic in replicating the functions of a corporate CEO, thereby allowingparticipants to practice formulating corporate strategies, making presentations to investors,executing strategies by acquiring and disposing of business operations, and employing executives tomanage subsidiaries.Science Mapping the Knowledge Base on Simulations and SeriousGames in Management Education, 1960-2018Dr. Philip HallingerMahidol UniversityUniversity of [email protected] WangThammasat UniversityMahidol [email protected] NguyenMahidol [email protected] review of the research used science mapping to analyze the knowledge base on the use ofsimulations and serious games in management education from 1960 to 2018. The authors usedbibliometric tools to analyze 1,156 Scopus-indexed documents that describe simulation- and gamebased learning in management education. This quantitative review of the literature revealed arapidly growing publication trajectory with 80% of the documents published since 2000 and 55%since 2010. The review empirically affirms the broad, long-term use of simulations and seriousgames in management education and highlights connections between this literature and relatedliterature in education, psychology and other professions. Citation analyses highlighted the role ofthe journal, Simulation & Gaming as the single most influential journal in this literature. Empiricalanalysis of publications led to the identification of Joseph Wolfe, Albert Faria, and Eduardo Salas as‘canonical’ authors whose scholarship has shaped discourse in this field of inquiry. While this is aglobal literature, scholars located in Anglo-American-European societies contributed for 85% of therelevant documents. This finding suggests a need for programmatic research that examines both thedesign and instructional use of simulations across different cultural contexts. In a globalmanagement education context, greater attention needs to be given to the ‘portability’ of theunderlying theories and decision rules that underlie simulations.INNOVATIONSABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 25

12:30 p.m.—1:50 p.m.Thursday, March 19Session Chair: Linda RodriguezIntegration of Professional Certifications in Business CurriculaKhushwant K S. PittengerAshland [email protected] JacobsAshland [email protected] MossAshland [email protected] purpose of the paper is to showcase integration of professional certifications intobusiness school curricula. The reasons for such integration and logistics of doing so are discussedbased on the experience of a business school in a comprehensive liberal arts university in theMidwest. While the use of certifications in limited number of disciplines such as accounting is wellaccepted and established, this paper highlights and advocates systematic use of such certificationsacross the entire business curricula. The case for the use of certifications by business schools ispresented from multiple stakeholders’ perspectives.Developing an Early Internship Program & Assessment Model: TheEmerging Ethical Leaders Internship ProgramDeborah GoodUniversity of Pittsburgh, [email protected] JonesUniversity of Pittsburgh, [email protected] Petrie-WymanUniversity of Pittsburgh, [email protected] BeamanUniversity of Pittsburgh, [email protected] OnosuUniversity of Pittsburgh, [email protected] paper discusses the importance of providing early internship experiences toundergraduate business students to enable more effective practical skill growth prior to graduation.The authors describe the Emerging Ethical Leaders program at the University of Pittsburgh’s DavidBerg Center for Ethics and Leadership, which provides sophomore and junior business students anearly exposure internship opportunity. This early exposure internship pairs business students withlocal businesses and organizations that have established partnerships with the University ofPittsburgh and David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership. The internship opportunities ofteninvolve non-profits and small businesses, allowing business students the opportunity to apply theirABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 26

business acumen to organizations that may not have the staff or the time to complete certainbusiness-focused projects. By working with non-profit organizations and small businesses, studentsgain exposure to organizations with a socially responsible mission and gain important ethicalleadership skills. The goal of internship program is to provide students a way to engage with diversesectors and become more prepared for competitive internships in the summer following their junioryear. When applying for jobs, students are able to report on two effective and diverse internshipexperiences, enabling them to be a stronger job candidate. This paper describes the EmergingEthical Leadership model and provides a case-study example of effective early internshipexperiences. The authors also build an assessment model that captures the impact of the earlyinternship experience from the employer’s perspective. This assessment model is based off of findingsfrom an analysis of internship experiences indicating a need to integrate employer feedback into thedesign of internship programs at the University of Pittsburgh.International MBA Students – Towering Through Business ExperienceElham Tashakor, MBA StudentAshland [email protected] K.S. Pittenger, ProfessorAshland [email protected] Hagans, Career CoachAshland [email protected] paper focuses on ways to enrich the educational experiences of international students inthe USA. Challenges facing international students are identified. Through the perspective of aninternational student at Ashland University, a small liberal arts university in the Midwest, variousinnovative techniques for providing professional experiences to international business students arepresented. These techniques were used by the student to add an experiential element to her MBAstudies in the USA. The goal of the paper is to encourage similar creativity on other campuses toenhance the educational experiences of all international students.ABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 27

EXPERIENTIAL12:30 p.m.—1:50 p.m.Thursday, March 19Session Chair: Ron MagnusonA Case Study: To the LetterJames TolliverUniversity of New Brunswick (Retired)Céleste GrimardUniversité du Québec à Montré[email protected] he is about to retire, professor Ian Finagle reviews some letters that his dissertationadvisor, Maggie, sent him over the years. As a PhD student, Ian is especially anxious about ‘having itmade’ so that he can let his guard down and enjoy life. Essentially, he wants to know what it takes tobe successful as an academic, especially since it seems to be a moving target. Once a milestone isreached, another one appears in the distance. In her letters, Maggie tells Ian to be his own judge ofwhen he has ‘arrived.’ She offers advice concerning the dissertation process, how research is done,tenure, and the definition of career success. Our case study encourages Ph.D. students to evaluatethis advice based on their current experience, career objectives, and the values that they have beentaught in their Ph.D. program. They are also challenged to evaluate their implicit beliefs and valuesconcerning the dissertation process, research, definitions of career success, and the rewardsavailable to academics.Working on a Not-for-Profit’s End of Year Review and Tax Return asa Form of EBLKaren ShastriUniversity of [email protected], I have begun to provide MS in Accounting students with the opportunity to engagein the process and steps taken to provide a not-for-profit with their year-end review. Students areable to experience this real-life work on a one on one basis with me. Given this is a new program,students participate through an independent study. Because it is often the student’s first exposure toany type of assurance work, it provides them with an excellent learning experience of what theywould confront in an accounting firm and possibly the only experience similar to an internship if theyhappen to be an international student.An Experiential Approach to Accounting 101ABSEL 2020 ProgramPage 28

Kenneth GoosenProfessor Emeritus, University of Arkansas, Little [email protected] first course in accounting has always been to some extent an experiential learningexperience but often one not enjoyable by all students. Besides lectures students have been requiredt

University of West Florida 11000 University Parkway Pensacola, FL 32514 [email protected] . Professional Development Worksheet & Associate Ed. Jennifer Petrie Katz Graduate School of Business & College of Business Administration 316 Mervis Hall University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 15260 [email protected] . Director at Large . William Woods