Author: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
Source: The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
The Undergraduate Business Education Collection is part of the Aspen Undergraduate Business Education Consortium and provides a repository of materials that further the integration of liberal arts and business education.
The Importance of Liberal Learning to Undergraduate Business Curricula
With business now the most popular major in the U.S., business education critics and advocates alike are exploring how the business degree can do what liberal learning arguably does best – enable students to make sense of the world and their place in it, and prepare them for participation in democracy.
The Aspen Undergraduate Business Education Consortium brings together deans, faculty and administrators from 30 colleges and universities to re-examine the connections between the liberal arts and the study of business. Teams from each participating institution will exchange curricular and co-curricular ideas that tie liberal learning and business training together in ways that resonate for today’s students – and for their employers. Schools will also use the Consortium as a learning laboratory to discuss and refine a campus-based project that attempts to further the integration of liberal learning and business education.
The Importance of Liberal Learning to Business
Tomorrow’s business leaders must be equipped to deal with the changing global economy. To do this, they must be able to think critically, accommodate and evaluate multiple perspectives, and use their knowledge of multiple disciplines to generate innovative solutions to new problems. A business education melded with the liberal arts provides students with these skills.
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Click here for the complete list of resources on undergraduate business education and liberal learning. We will continue to expand this collection and encourage further inquiry into the integration of business and liberal learning. We strongly encourage your contributions to this collection.
Seed funding for the Consortium was provided by The Teagle Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York.