New curriculum on managing projects: Responding to 21st century workforce needs
Kanabar, Vijay K.
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Citation (published version)VK Kanabar, C Messikomer. 2016. "New Curriculum on Managing Projects: Responding to 21st Century Workforce Needs." Proceedings of the 23rd International EDINEB Conference: Innovative Student Engagement in Business and Economics Education. 23rd International EDINEB Conference: Innovative Student Engagement in Business and Economics Education. Haarlem, The Netherlands,
Academics in many disciplines are effectively practicing experiential education to engage students using a project-oriented curriculum. The experience gained from working with projects is helpful from a career perspective as well since projects are increasingly viewed as a mechanism to implement organizational strategy and to manage organizational change. Employers today are seeking competent team members and individuals who understand the art and science of leading and managing projects. Business schools can enrich their curriculum with learning outcomes that can address this growing demand from project-oriented organizations for a “project-ready” pool of job applicants. To facilitate course design of a “project-oriented” curriculum, the newly released undergraduate project management curriculum guidelines can be leveraged. In this paper we describe the architecture of the curriculum guidelines and illustrate how business faculty can enhance their courses with project management (PM) principles and concepts.
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