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Why are Business Leaders Looking to Online Education?

A recent survey in Higher Edu entitled Ready or Not brings forward an interesting concept that business leaders and senior college leadership have widely varying perspectives on how well they are preparing students to achieve within the marketplace. It also discusses the impeding changes and how brand names of elite schools may be impacted by quality online educational programs.  The Inside Higher Ed 's 2014 survey of chief academic officers found that 96% believed they were doing a good job ( 1 ). They were adequately preparing students for life and helping them gain knowledge that will be useful in the market and their personal lives. It is possible to see this as a reflection of perspective of the function and responsibilities of academic leaders within higher education.  A problem occurs when business leaders are saying something completely different.   A Gallop poll survey indicates that 14% of Americans and 11% of business leaders believe college graduates are f

Teaching Evidence Based Management to Future Executives

Executive decision-making often rests on ambiguous information that is not easily defined. Other times it is a social affair where other managers argue their points until a group consensus is achieved. Unfortunately, the decision-making process doesn’t often rely on the facts. Helping college students use research to make decisions and solve organizational problems helps them round out their decision-making processes and keep their organizations aligned to changing market needs. Successful management requires the ability to implement research into new profit generating methods. There has been observed difference between those who conduct research and those who implement it (Lewis, 2004). This disconnect causes companies to make poor decisions and fail to align their methods to the changing environment. When companies don’t align well their market capitalization begins to decline. The key is to change management styles that are based on the unsubstantiated whims of decision-make