Magazine article University Business

Students Look the Part for Learning 9-to-5 Skills

Magazine article University Business

Students Look the Part for Learning 9-to-5 Skills

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Starting this fall, full-time students enrolled in Wake Forest University's (N.C.) Master of Arts in Management (M.A.) Program won't be able to roll out of bed and rush to class. Instead they will be required to be in school from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the weekday to learn real-world responsibility and accountability.

"We saw the need to educate these very bright students who have the technical business skills, but haven't been exposed to the soft skills," says Derrick Boone, associate dean of the 10-month program for liberal arts majors. "We want them to get into the business mindset and ask them to think of the M.A. program as a start to their careers."

The idea of requiring a 9-to-5 mindset came about after meeting with and receiving feedback from companies and employers of recently hired WFU students. "We asked ourselves, 'What can we do to enhance the education of our students?,'" Boone says. …

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