Academic journal article Review of Business

Educating Today's Students for Tomorrow's Business World

Academic journal article Review of Business

Educating Today's Students for Tomorrow's Business World

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This special issue, devoted to Educating Today's Students for Tomorrow's Business World, consists of five articles written by both practitioners and academicians. "The Changing Face of Business Education: Challenges for Tomorrow," by Harrison, describes changes in three major areas: 1) globalization; 2) information technology; and 3) demographic and cultural diversity. These changes need to be incorporated into the education curriculum if students will be successful in the business world of tomorrow. In the second paper, "The Role of Adjuncts: Bridging the Dark Side and the Ivory Tower," Louziotis discusses how in an environment of such quick evolution, it is advantageous to use adjunct professors who are currently employed full-time in the business community. The author warns, however, that there should be a delicate, "optimal" balance between part-time adjuncts and full-time professors to maintain the effectiveness of higher education.

The next two papers focus specifically on examples of how universities have already begun to prepare their students for future success. "The Ultimate in Student Investment Clubs: Puffing Your Money Where Your Mouth Is," by Seiler and Seiler, describes how students at a particular university are managing an actual portfolio of their own funds. …

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