ERIC Number: ED500300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 0
Re-Envisioning Business Programs in Liberal Arts Worlds: 2006 Summit Proceeding & Outcomes
Neville, Mary Grace, Comp.; Godwin, Lindsey, Comp.; Senchack, A.J., Comp.; Parks, Don, Comp.
This report compiles primary and secondary research about the role of business education in undergraduate liberal arts institutions. Grounded in history, literature and the ongoing dialogue about the role of business education in society, the report also serves as proceedings from a multi-university summit held in November 2006 at Southwestern University. The summit concluded 18 months of inquiry that included 72 people representing 31 academic and 26 practitioner institutions nationwide. Summit results include types of skills business students from liberal arts programs should have such as measurable skills, personality traits, and abilities for future actions and behaviors; and participants' suggestions for curricular and pedagogical approaches to develop such skills, including practical experience, opportunities for reflections, conceptualization activities, and application opportunities. Based on the summit outcomes, the report recommends colleges distinguish between business education programs at the undergraduate level from those designed for older MBA students. Competency groups are identified and dimensions along which further dialogue is needed is also discussed. Tables and charts of findings and recommendations included. Included as an appendix is also a discussion paper used at the summit that traces the history of business in liberal arts education. (Contains 5 tables.) [This document was produced by Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX.]
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: James S. Kemper Foundation.
Authoring Institution: N/A