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ERIC Number: EJ1140981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
MBA Curriculum: The Role of an Introductory "Toolkit" Course
Carson, Charles M.; Jones, Steven T.; Dance, Jeffrey W.; Finch, James H.; Holloway, Betsy B.; Reburn, James P.; Belski, William H.
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v9 n2 p57-63 Fall 2013
Graduate business students enter MBA programs intent on completing their degrees to open new professional opportunities and enhance their prospective career earnings potential. Because of the diversity of backgrounds new students bring into their MBA programs, large variations exist among their academic and professional backgrounds. Curriculums address the disparity between undergraduate business majors and students with other undergraduate degrees by teaching foundation classes designed to level the respective skill sets. Typically, these classes focus on specific technical skills such as accounting and finance, or business perspectives such as economic and managerial principles. Broader, more general skills needed to maximize the core curriculum experience are presumed or ignored. This article details one school's project to strengthen the MBA experience by developing a "toolkit" class for incoming MBA students. The following pages describe the changes that were implemented within Samford University's Brock School of Business program, focusing specifically on the introduction of a new course to the MBA curriculum: BUSA 505 Managerial Communications and Analysis, a.k.a. the "Toolkit" Course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama (Birmingham)
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