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Problem-Centered Curriculum e.MBA Module 8 - An Example James C. Hall, Professor, Management; Associate Dean for Planning and Assessment Faculty Institute – May 25, 2004 Agenda Introduce problem-centered approach to curriculum Provide an example – Module 8, Cycle 3, e .MBA program

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Problem-Centered Curriculume.MBA Module 8 - An Example

James C. Hall, Professor, Management; Associate Dean for Planning and Assessment

Faculty Institute – May 25, 2004


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Agenda

  • Introduce problem-centered approach to curriculum

  • Provide an example – Module 8, Cycle 3, e.MBA program

  • Suggest applications elsewhere in curriculum

  • Discuss


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Traditional Approach

  • Identify discipline: management, accounting, finance, etc.

  • Provide overview, then focus on parts

  • Central issue: theory in one discipline

  • Small applications

  • Cognitive gains

  • Preparation for application (in business)


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Central Challenge – e.MBA

  • Create a theory-based, application-oriented curriculum for experienced business managers and professionals

  • Optimize delivery using the rich resources of the internet

  • NOT just take courses to internet – one by one


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Earlier Models

  • Discover learning

    • Dewey

    • Post sputnik science

    • New math

  • Connect classroom & critical thinking

  • Problem-centered professional education

  • Tie cognitive gains to practice

  • Reflective practice – build up from mess vs down from theory


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Problem-centered Curriculum

  • Most MBA curricula = series of courses – management, finance, marketing, etc.

  • [email protected] has an Orientation and 9 modules focused on complex business problems

  • e.MBA modules interdisciplinary, like real business problems

  • Students work online in teams to solve problems with faculty guidance


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e.MBA Design

  • Identify MBA learning objectives

  • Choose problem-centered approach

  • Plot objectives against 8 Modules

  • Goals:

    • Create cross-disciplinary Modules

    • Cover all MBA objectives, but in different way


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Content Matrix

Module

SubjectMatter


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2 years

Program Flow

Orientation residency

8 Modules

with embedded Learning Exercisesand Discussion Boards

Independent project &Management Simulation


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Modules 1-8: Main Focus

  • Business Analysis

  • Marketing

  • Business Strategy

  • Managerial Accounting

  • Corporate Finance

  • Operations Management

  • Global Diversification Strategy

  • Organizational Behavior and Change

Note:

All Modules

Interdisciplinary


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Parts – Module 8

  • Project

  • 3 Learning Exercises (LEs)

    • Selection and development of employees

    • Leadership and change

    • Organizational learning/knowledge management

  • Discussion boards – 1 per LE

  • Presentation and briefing book


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Learning Outcomes – Mod 8

Students will have -

  • Identified and critically examined theories and models of leadership

  • Identified and critically examined theories and models related to change in individuals and organizations


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Learning Outcomes

  • Developed or adapted a framework for describing the effects of environmental turbulence on a large, complex business.

  • Identified characteristics of industry leaders (successful organizations) that make them vulnerable to uncertainly and change.


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Learning Outcomes

  • Investigated and rehearsed approaches to staffing, staff development, and reward systems to support rapid organizational actions related to turbulence and the need for change.

  • Increased understanding of organizational learning and knowledge management as strategic and operational tools. 


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Module 8 – An Example

Look at Blackboard site


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Other Applications

  • Core curriculum for full-time MBA

    • Integrate pairs of courses

    • Create common case – continuum throughout Core

  • Parts of courses

    • Undergraduate learning communities

    • UG/Grad disciplinary courses

  • Other ? ?


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Strengths

  • Integrated, problem-centered approach transfers easily to work setting

  • Intensive residencies and continuous communication = strong bonds and motivation for students and faculty

  • Problem-centered, team approach developed new faculty skills: curriculum design, learning facilitation, team work, technology

  • Diffusion of learning to traditional curriculum and other online offerings


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Challenges

  • Demanding for students and faculty: risk of burnout

  • Scarce faculty resources: not everyone can do problem-centered teachingwell

  • Low student/faculty ratio: relatively expensive


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