ERIC Number: ED278599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Political Science and Business School Curriculum.
Matasar, Ann B.
In the business community an understanding of the workings of government is essential. Most undergraduate business curricula do not include political science courses even though the subject can make major contributions to the student's education. Three areas of the business core would be particularly enriched by political science: organization theory, the business environment, and international business. Courses in corporate finance, personnel administration, marketing, and accounting would benefit from aspects of political science by improving understanding of the regulation process, political forecasting, voting behavior, and fiscal policy. The inadequate political education of a business student is attributable to interdepartmental tension between faculties of arts and sciences and business, and to altered patterns of student demand, faculty availability, and salary discrepancies. Cooperation between departments is necessary if the liberal arts, and specifically political science, are to be accepted within the business curriculum. An example of this cooperation is found at The Wharton Business School of The University of Pennsylvania. (APG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (Washington, DC, August 28-31, 1986).