Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education

Author: Anne Colby
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118038711
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Business is the largest undergraduate major in the United States and still growing. This reality, along with the immense power of the business sector and its significance for national and global well-being, makes quality education critical not only for the students themselves but also for the public good. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's national study of undergraduate business education found that most undergraduate programs are too narrow, failing to challenge students to question assumptions, think creatively, or understand the place of business in larger institutional contexts. Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education examines these limitations and describes the efforts of a diverse set of institutions to address them by integrating the best elements of liberal arts learning with business curriculum to help students develop wise, ethically grounded professional judgment.

Liberal Learning As A Quest For Purpose

Author: William M. Sullivan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190499265
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In a remarkable experiment lasting over a decade, a group of 88 independent campuses, ranging from comprehensive universities to intimate colleges, have demonstrated the value of an emerging educational agenda focused on meaning and purpose. These programs have shown that college can provide emerging adults with an understanding of themselves within today's insecure and highly competitive world that enhances their ability to develop the "grit" needed to create meaningful lives. By focusing on the exploration of vocation and its theological foundations, the programs have produced remarkable outcomes in enhanced student engagement in the learning process and more effective entry into adult life. Discernment of vocation provides for many students a synthetic and compelling focus for intellectual and practical exploration. Sustained by articulate reflection and grounded in communities of learning that include faculty as well as students, undergraduate life takes on new significance and urgency. Liberal Learning as a Quest for Purpose analyzes a series of successful efforts to reconfigure undergraduate education as a journey toward life purpose. Examining the experiences of students and faculty, William M. Sullivan reveals the concrete importance of this educational agenda for individual lives and particular campuses. By connecting the several dimensions of undergraduate experience through reflection on purpose, Sullivan demonstrates how these programs expanded the bandwidth of academic learning in energizing and exploratory ways. Within the larger, troubled environment of contemporary higher education, these pioneering efforts hold promise for a significant rethinking of the undergraduate experience to better serve students and society.

Fostering Sustainability By Management Education

Author: Agata StachowiczStanusch
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1641131187
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This book presents our set of insights and solutions for more effectively integrating corporate social responsibility into management education. Internationally acclaimed authors critically review this multifaceted process in a variety of countries. The book is divided into several sections. After the introduction, three parts delve deep on the following aspects: “Values, Ethics and Spirituality in Management Education”, “Embedding CSR in Management Education”, and “University Social Responsibility”. This book combines theoretical considerations and stateoftheart, practical advice. The purpose of this book is to ensure graduates pay enough attention to CSR, become more interested in it, trigger a desire for action and feel well equipped to implement tailored initiatives. Future business leaders and managers ought to become change agents who can more easily cope with the complexities CSR entails.

The Routledge Companion To Reinventing Management Education

Author: Chris Steyaert
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317918681
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The position and role of the business school and its educational programmes have become increasingly prominent, yet also questioned and contested. What management education entails, and how it is enacted, has become a matter of profound concern in the field of higher education and, more generally, for the development of the organized world. Drawing upon the humanities and social sciences, The Routledge Companion to Reinventing Management Education imagines a different and better education offered to students of management, entrepreneurship and organization studies. It is an intervention into the debates on what is taught and how learning takes place, demonstrating both the potential and the limits of what the humanities and social sciences can do for management education. Divided into six sections, the book traces the history and theory of management education, reimagining central educational principles and outlining an emerging practice-based approach. With an international cast of authors, The Routledge Companion to Reinventing Management Education has been written for contemporary and future educators and for students and scholars who seek to make a difference through their practice.

Educating Engineers

Author: Sheri D. Sheppard
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787977436
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There has been major national attention to engineering education in recent years. This book emerges from a study of engineering education by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as part of its Preparation for the Professions series. The book will document a range of solutions to the dilemmas facing the field, including innovative approaches to teaching design, the use of co-op programs, and integration of basic sciences and research skills. Written for administrators and faculty in engineering schools and programs.

Preparedu

Author: Gloria Cordes Larson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119402476
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How can we as parents, educators, and members of the business community prepare students to be successful leaders in today's global environment? It's a critically important question. Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University, explains why today's practices in higher education are inadequate preparation for our rapidly evolving innovation economy. Instead, she passionately advocates for a hybrid-learning model that integrates business education with traditional liberal arts courses. Today's businesses demand a new kind of hybrid graduate, possessed of both hard and soft skills, with the courage to take risks, the creativity to innovate, and the savvy to excel in a turbulent competitive climate. This book is a valuable resource for participants in every learning community: our homes, schools, and businesses. It will change the way you think about what excellence in education means in today's business environment as you develop strategies that will move our children, students, and future employees forward in a rapidly changing and very challenging world. Prepared with that training and knowledge, they will find greater fulfillment and make their own mark on the future.

Scholarship Reconsidered

Author: Ernest L. Boyer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119005868
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Shifting faculty roles in a changing landscape Ernest L. Boyer's landmark book Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate challenged the publish-or-perish status quo that dominated the academic landscape for generations. His powerful and enduring argument for a new approach to faculty roles and rewards continues to play a significant part of the national conversation on scholarship in the academy. Though steeped in tradition, the role of faculty in the academic world has shifted significantly in recent decades. The rise of the non-tenure-track class of professors is well documented. If the historic rule of promotion and tenure is waning, what role can scholarship play in a fragmented, unbundled academy? Boyer offers a still much-needed approach. He calls for a broadened view of scholarship, audaciously refocusing its gaze from the tenure file and to a wider community. This expanded edition offers, in addition to the original text, a critical introduction that explores the impact of Boyer's views, a call to action for applying Boyer's message to the changing nature of faculty work, and a discussion guide to help readers start a new conversation about how Scholarship Reconsidered applies today.

Disrupt Or Be Disrupted

Author: GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118653548
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An evidence-based approach to improving the practice of graduate management education Compiled by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and with contributions by administrators and professors from the top global MBA programs, this book provides business school decision-makers with an evidence-based approach to improving the practice of graduate management education. The book is designed to help navigate the pressures and create revolutionary platforms that leverage a school's unique competitive advantage in a design distinctly tailored for today's business realities. Offers a unique handbook for improving graduate management education Contains contributions from an international group of deans and professors that lead MBA programs Sponsored by GMAC, owner of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) exam used by over 5,000 programs worldwide This important resource gives academics a proven approach for improving graduate-level management programs.

Incentive Based Budgeting Systems In Public Universities

Author: Douglas M. Priest
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
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'As public universities are facing severe financial pressures due to rising costs and declining revenues, innovations in budgeting formats provide the best hope of coping with the problem. The advantages and limitations of public universities adopting the incentive-based budgeting approach that has been used in private universities are expertly and articulately examined in this book. It is a must read for all university administrators, members of governing boards, legislators, and policy analysts who are seriously searching for innovative ways to increase universities' efficiency in their use of increasingly scarce resources.' - Charles G. Leathers, University of Alabama, US Financial incentives play an important role in the behaviour of public institutions of higher education. Incentive-Based Budgeting Systems in Public Universities examines alternative uses of these financial incentives, and reviews the consequences of their implementation. The contributors to the book explore diverse areas including: * faculty behaviour in an incentive-based environment * effects on teaching, evaluation of decentralized approaches to budgeting * efficiency implications at the state level * the ramifications of revenue flux on institutional behaviour.