The School of Management's commitment to integrate non-classroom experiences into the educational process is emphasized in its Triple Platforms of Excellence. Through the integration of multiple stakeholder groups into these platforms, each student's professional career development needs are strengthened in ways that are both unique and reflective of emerging competencies in an evolving business environment. Representing significant learning opportunities in the context of advancing the school's mission, the Triple Platforms of Excellence provide a distinctive competency for School of Management students that speak to the competitive advantage that they bring into the marketplace, upon graduation.
Experiential Education: complements in-class instruction in diverse ways, including academic service learning, study abroad, faculty-mentored undergraduate research, and work experiences interacting directly with business leaders and industry partners. Interested students should speak directly to either their faculty advisor to discuss specific opportunities that are currently being offered each semester (Students registered in the BSBA academic degree program are required to complete one experiential education activity in partial fulfillment of degree requirements - BUSI495).
TheProfessional Enrichment Program: complements traditional pedagogy with supplemental experiences during which our students meet and network with area specialists, learn from business leaders, and are exposed to contemporary and cutting edge business issues that are not otherwise discussed in an academic curriculum. In this way students are exposed to those issues that currently impact local and global business enterprise, from the perspective of business leaders, with insights and perspectives offered that can be integrated into student academic studies and professional endeavors. Secondly, the program offers workshops and activities designed to strengthen the professional polish of the student. These include the “mocktail social,” “dress for success seminar,” and “business etiquette workshop,” among others. Interested students should speak directly to either their faculty advisor to discuss specific opportunities that are currently being offered each semester (Students registered in the BSBA academic degree program are required to complete professional enrichment seminars in partial fulfillment of degree requirements - BUSI495).
TheStudent Advancement Platform: supports the school’s commitment to student engagement into their educational experiences, cooperative learning, community engagement, and personal growth. The co-curricular program sponsors activities that engage students across varied platforms with their peers, faculty and staff, community members, and industry partners. Whether it is by way of clubs and honor societies, or field trips to the stock exchange, the program seeks out those activities that bring stakeholder groups together for the purpose of creating a vibrant community with synergies that advance the academic and professional aspirants of all participants. Interested students should speak directly to their faculty advisor for activities that are available each semester (Students registered in the BSBA academic degree program are required to complete activities in partial fulfillment of degree requirements - BUSI495).