ERIC Number: EJ1067790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
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Liberal Learning through the Decision Sciences Curriculum
Venkataramanan, M. A.; Ernstberger, Kathryn W.
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v13 n3 p289-303 Jul 2015
To formulate a plan for affecting the future, business schools must first understand their origins as well as the multitude of current pressures and demands they face. The fundamental philosophy that drives business education, namely the maximization of shareholder wealth, must now be coupled with an emphasis on societal value creation. Liberal learning principles are vital for students to recognize their role in society, have a sense of purpose, develop human acumen and sound judgment, and hold a holistic perspective. Decision sciences educators are called upon to redesign their curricula to embed connections between business applications and liberal learning principles in decision sciences coursework itself.
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Decision Making, College Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Social Values, General Education
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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