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ERIC Number: ED252106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
In Search of a More Relevant Business and Management Education.
Benson, Gary L.
Reasons for changing the way business and management students are educated are considered, along with the results of a survey of almost 200 personnel managers from major employers in the greater Rocky Mountain area. Currently, in many business and management curricula, general education courses are taught during the first 2 years and business courses are taught in the last 2 years of college. It is suggested that a businessman or manager's formal education should include a number of arts and sciences courses, not segregated and separated from business and management courses, but integrated throughout the curriculum. In order to understand the nature of discrimination in management, personnel management and sociology courses might be taken simultaneously, rather than being separated by a year or more of coursework. To better appreciate business-government relations, political science courses might also be taken at the same time as business courses. The survey of personnel managers identified courses or types of classes considered by employers to be most important in preparing students for management. Of particular importance were written and oral communication courses. Three major forces that further indicate a need to integrate courses are: the impact of high technology, the growing importance of international business, and the increasing complexity of business and management. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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