Global Organizational Psychology: Internationalizing the Training Curriculum

Richard L. Griffith, William Gabrenya, Lisa A. Steelman, Brigitte Armon, Beth Gitlin, Mavis Kung


Due to the rapid of globalization in the Information Age, students must become adept at navigating the complex and ambiguous nature of the global business environment. One major roadblock for training students to become global professionals is the lack of international curriculum within Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology programs at leading post-graduate training institutions. This article examines the methodologies and best practices used in establishing an International I/O Psychology curriculum at the graduate level developed to train students to better understand and work within the complexities of the global business environment. In this article we discuss the process we used to identify the major curriculum components needed for training in international I/O Psychology, and we provide specific advice for programs considering internationalization as well as lessons learned.


international; I/O Psychology; program development

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