Dean Sarah Gardial, July 18, 2013

sarah_gardial headshot“Developing a Global Mindset: Successes and Opportunities at the UI Tippie College of Business”

Watch the program here.

More than ever before, today’s business students are graduating into a global economy. In addition to the challenges of technology and the global movement of goods and services, students must also be able to work – sometimes virtually, sometimes face-to-face – with persons from a variety of cultures, languages, and political/economic systems. What are the skills required for business students to be successful in such an environment? Learn how the UI Tippie College of Business is addressing these needs, both now and in the future.

Dean Gardial, a native of Hot Springs, Ark., earned a BS in Business Administration and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Arkansas. She earned a PhD in Marketing from the University of Houston.

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Dean Gardial is trying to instill in her students a global mindset. Twenty-two percent of the UI Tippie College of Business undergraduate students are from non-U.S. countries, with most from China, Malaysia, and India. Such international students clearly benefit from education and immersion in U.S. culture, but she is trying to help U.S. students benefit from international students as well. Dean Sarah Gardial enjoys her free time. She is a huge rock ‘n’ roll fan; some of her favorite singers are Joan Jett and Stevie Nicks. She was once lead singer of a rock ‘n’ roll outfit, Air Supply Chain.  She also loves to explore new parts of the country on her motorcycle.

Check out some additional information on Dean Gardial:

“A Closer Look: Sarah Gardial”

“Tippie Appoints First Female Dean”

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Filed under Business, China & East Asia, Economics, Education, Past Events, Summer 2013

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