The Student, The Academic and the Business Manager: A Tripartite of Learning in Management Education

Zelma Bone

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    The lack of real world exposure has long been a criticism of undergraduate management education and continues to be a challenge for academics teaching in this field. The very nature of business management education lends itself to the theory being enhanced by the actual practice of management. This paper explores the role of one introductory management subject in providing the foundation awareness of management using real businesses as the context for learning. More importantly, the research discovers that the educational designers (the academics) and the participating business managers are learning just as much as the students enrolled in the subject. A significant assessment strategy is a longitudinal case study of an actual business and its manager. Part of this process requires students to visit and interview managers in the workplace. Prior research on the curriculum and underpinning educational rationale of the design of the subject are detailed in Bone et al (2000) and Eiseman (2001).This paper explores, through continuing research, the relationships and learning outcomes gained through the delivery of this management subject and thus completing a tripartite of learning between the student, the academic and the business practitioner.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication22nd ANZAM Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationManaging in the pacific century
    EditorsRuth Neumann
    Place of PublicationAuckland
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)1863081488
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference - Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand
    Duration: 02 Dec 200805 Dec 2008


    ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
    Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


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