Discourses on Business Education at the College Level: On the Boundaries of Content and Praxis

Discourses on Business Education at the College Level: On the Boundaries of Content and Praxis


Edited by Sabra E. Brock and Peter J. McAliney

Series: Touro University Press
ISBN: 9781644691199 (hardcover)
Pages: 326 pp.; 25 illus.
Publication Date: September 2019


Drawing from doctoral-level research on how best to teach business education in college, Discourses on Business Education at the College Level illustrates new and proven ideas for engaging students. Sixteen authors from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development describe their experiences in upgrading and expanding the quality of the business education experience. Business school instructors can use this edited collection to draw inspiration and learn specific techniques to bring their courses to the cutting edge of curriculum. Topics range from teaching accounting, financial literacy, marketing, and teamwork to gamification, improving international student and intern experience, not-for-credit education, and virtual workplace learning.

Sabra E. Brock is Interim Dean at the Graduate Business School of Touro College in New York City, Berlin, and Moscow. She received her doctorate in business education from New York University in 2007. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Brock held global leadership positions at Citicorp, Colgate-Palmolive, DuPont, Young & Rubicam, as well as various entrepreneurial ventures.

Peter J. McAliney is an education-to-employment thought leader who focuses on helping individuals take ownership of their learning – Learning Literacy – to support meaningful careers and leadership roles in their community. This involves provisioning them with the quantitative and qualitative skills to succeed in the workforce of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Table of Contents

Bridget N. O’Connor

1. Challenges and Opportunities for Teaching and Learning in the First Accounting Course
Ellen Bartley

2. The Role of Community Colleges in Promoting Financial Literacy: A Proposed Model
William L. Black

3. The Toolbox—an Innovation Connecting Marketing Education and Practice
Kevin E. McEvoy

4. Women’s Journeys to the C-Suite and the Emotional Component of Success
Sabra E. Brock, Sharon Rowlands

5. Developing Information Technology Fluency in College Students: An Investigation of Learning Environments and Learner Characteristics
Nancy B. Sardone

6. Toward More Practical Measurement of Teamwork Skills
Sabra E. Brock, Peter J. McAliney, Chunhui Ma

7. The Impact of Group Support Systems on Corporate Teams’ Stages of Development
Margaretta J. Caouette, Bridget N. O’Connor

8. Cultural Transition and Adjustment of International East Asian Undergraduate Students
Daniel Kerr, Tara Madden-Dent

9. Game-Based Learning to Raise Awareness of Nuclear Proliferation
Nancy B. Sardone

10. Virtual Workplace Learning: Promises Met?
Robert G. Brookshire, Kara M. Lybarger, Lynn B. Keane

11. The Care and Feeding of Interns: A Framework for Maximizing Intern Learning and Productivity
Kevin E. McEvoy

12. Understanding MBA Students’ Intention to Transfer to Teamwork Skills: A Theory-Based Model
Chunhui Ma

13. Learning: The experiences of adults who work full-time while attending graduate school part-time
Bridget N. O’Connor, Robert Cordova

14. Identifying and Classifying Corporate Universities in the USA
Amy Lui Abel

15. Business School Extended Learning: Perspectives on Non-Degree Executive Education—The Case of “Looking Good” versus “Being Good”
Steven S. Mezzio

Authors’ Biographies

Closing Thoughts: Sustainability
Sabra Brock, Peter J. McAliney