Shaping the Future of Business Education

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Business today is changing more rapidly than at any time in history. From product ideas to supply chains, from marketing to sales, new technologies, techniques, and globalization have created incredible, disruptive transformations in every aspect of commerce. This will not change – change will be the only constant. 

Shaping the Future of Business Education answers the question of how to prepare tomorrow’s leaders with a distinctive formula as wide as it is deep. Two dozen distinguished professors and leaders in business education argue that only a broad, rigorous and relevant education will work – a fusion of business knowledge with arts and sciences, technology, and ethical training that emphasizes integrated thinking, broad perspectives, and cultural awareness along with specific expertise. These educators demonstrate practical methods of including arts and sciences in the teaching of business knowledge, while also integrating the best of business into the arts and sciences. The result? Business leaders who can communicate, operate well in ambiguous and fluid situations, as well as liberal-arts students who have the business knowledge they need to work well in organizations.

Introduction; Daniel L. Everett & Michael J. Page

1. The Rise of Business Education in America; Patricia J. Peknik
2. Challenges Facing Today’s Business Schools; Mark M. Davis
3. Business, Management Education, and Leadership for the Common Good; Anders Aspling

4. Integrating Liberal Learning into the Accounting Curriculum; Catherine A. Usoff
5. How Theory and Practice Inform Each Other: Mathematics and Auditing; Richard J. Cleary & Jay C. Thibodeau
6. Broadening the Profession: New Skills in Actuarial Science; Emily J. Roth, Nicole Belmonte, & Nick A. Komissarov
7. Business Analytics at the Confluence; Dominique Haughton
8. Transforming Business Education through Disciplinary Integration: The Case of Information Systems; Heikki Topi

9. Change Over Time: The Study of the Past and the Future of Business Education; Christopher J. Beneke 
10. The Need to Read; Joan L. Atlas
11. The Role of Law in Business Education; Elizabeth A. Brown
12. Psychology in Business Education: A Response to Rapid Economic and Technological Change; Gregory J. Hall
13. Business Education in an Age of Science and Technology; Frederick D. Ledley & Eric A. Oches
14. Starving for Knowledge: The Need for Business Education in the Arts; Gregory L. Farber

15. Technology and Business Education; William T. Schiano
16. Cases and Emotions; Robert E. Frederick
17. Creativity and Fusion: Moving the Circles; Andrew B. Aylesworth
18. Rethinking the End(s) of Education; Samir Dayal
19. Service-Learning, Business Education, and The Civically Engaged Professional; Edward A. Zlotkowski
20. The Multidisciplinary Nature of Experiential Learning; Diane M. Kellogg
21. Prospects for Fusing Liberal Learning and Business Education in the Changing Environment of Higher Education; Dan Le Clair


Shaping the Future of Business EducationRelevance, Rigor, and Life PreparationEdited by Gordon M. Hardy and Daniel L. EverettPalgrave Macmillan, 2013

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About Wilfred Mijnhardt
RMIMR is my virtual playground, a place to reflect on issues from my professional context, my job as Policy Director at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). RSM is the international university based business school at Erasmus University Rotterdam. More info here: Here is my list of relevant publications on the topic of my RMIMR weblog: The rss feed for my RMIMR collection is here: Here is my other weblog on impact of research:

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