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ERIC Number: EJ1140930
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
SoBA Central: An Integrated Programmatic Approach Designed to Enhance Student Success
Minnick, Cheryl; Nelson, Sandi; Harrington, Michael; Tarkalson, Kathleen; Furniss, Jerry
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v9 n1 p9-18 Spr 2013
Numerous studies have shown that effective career advising for business students beginning with the freshman year is crucial. Student career advising and career development needs in professional schools are best met by the school itself rather than a central campus-wide resource unfamiliar with the specific needs of business students. This paper outlines an integrated programmatic approach, developed by the University of Montana (UM) School of Business Administration (SoBA). SoBA created SoBA Central, which is a one-stop center for academic advising and assessment, career development and internship coordination within the school. SoBA Central is part of UM's effort to address student success, retention and promote experiential opportunities and career development. This cohesive, multi-tiered approach will also enable SoBA to better meet the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business--International (AACSB) accreditation recommendations and requirements and to respond to UM's administrative initiative aimed at increasing student retention effectively, efficiently and with minimal expense. Initial data were gathered from business students to establish benchmarks to measure program success. SoBA Central will engage students at the freshman through senior levels in developmental coursework and programs that address student transitions into college, tying them with successful exits from college, productive careers and meaningful alumni relationships.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Montana
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