What Schools of Business Must Do: Transform Students into Conscious Leaders

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education. — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King had it right.  Higher education, and certainly business education, has indeed established a strong focus on the “intelligence” part of the equation.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading What Schools of Business Must Do: Transform Students into Conscious Leaders

Digital Literacy Training Improves Mobile Learning Outcomes

Even digital natives need support when it comes to using educational technologies effectively. One of the paradoxes of higher education is the gap between students’ fluency in technology and their ability to use digital tools to further their own learning. College students may spend most of their waking hours “connected,” but they spend most of … Continue reading Digital Literacy Training Improves Mobile Learning Outcomes

Study on Students and ‘Authenticity’ in the Classroom

“Authentic” professors are preferred by students, many of whom learn more from them as a result, according to a new study in Communication Education, the journal of the National Communication Association. The authors questioned some 300 college students on their perceptions of professors’ authentic and inauthentic behavior and communication, and found that authentic instructors were … Continue reading Study on Students and ‘Authenticity’ in the Classroom

Members in the News: Business Chair Honored by Accreditation Council

Dr. Augustine Boakye, Chairperson of Essex County College’s Business Division, was recently honored by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for his leadership and dedication to the organization. He has served as chair-elect/chair of the ACBSP’s Northeastern Council – Region 1 for the past three years. Essex’s Business Division is only one … Continue reading Members in the News: Business Chair Honored by Accreditation Council

B-Schools Should Do More To Teach Students Global Politics — This Is Why

Understanding the geopolitical climate will give MBAs an edge in the recruitment process Given the current mass, global political instability now is good time to launch a public policy degree. And it is no coincidence that with the global political order destabilized by Brexit, the election of U.S. president Donald Trump and the rise of … Continue reading B-Schools Should Do More To Teach Students Global Politics — This Is Why

Members in the News: Students Represent LaGrange College at ACBSP Conference

Two accountancy students were recently selected to present at the represent LaGrange College at the Accreditation College of Business Schools and Programs Conference. Students Amy Webb and Abbey Brown showed their presentation, entitled “Using Simulations, Skills Classes and Internships to Prepare for Career Success,” at the international conference in Anaheim, California on June 26. Business … Continue reading Members in the News: Students Represent LaGrange College at ACBSP Conference

Graduation Rates at Minority-Serving Institutions

A new analysis from the American Council on Education found higher graduation rates at minority-serving institutions than federal data suggests. The report from ACE, which is higher education's umbrella group, was based on data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which can give more detail than is often found in federal data sets. Colleges … Continue reading Graduation Rates at Minority-Serving Institutions

Registration is Now Open for the 2017 ACBSP Deans Symposium

As a leader in business education, you face an ever-increasing list of responsibilities, often combined with decreasing resources. The demands being placed on you are greater than ever. How can we redefine ourselves and move from good to great? Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual Deans Symposium to be held September 8-10, 2017, … Continue reading Registration is Now Open for the 2017 ACBSP Deans Symposium

Thank You to All Who Attended ACBSP Conference 2017

More than 700 individuals from around the world traveled to Anaheim last week to attend the 29th ACBSP Annual Conference. Final numbers are still being confirmed and will be included, along with other conference details in the summer issue of ACBSP Update, available for download the last week of July. Mary Vaughan Appointed Chair of … Continue reading Thank You to All Who Attended ACBSP Conference 2017

Business Schools are Loving the Case Study that is Uber

If there is an upside to Uber’s months of upheaval, it may be in the lecture halls of business schools. Uber was already a popular subject — highly familiar to students, with a rapid trajectory from scrappy startup disrupting the taxi industry to global transportation behemoth. Its latest challenges make the 8-year-old company even more … Continue reading Business Schools are Loving the Case Study that is Uber