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Where We Were and Where We A re Going. Sherie Saltveit Minot State University. Business Education – What Is It?. The National Standards for Business Education defines Business Education as follows:

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where we were and where we a re going

Where We Were and Where We Are Going


Minot State University

business education what is it
Business Education – What Is It?
  • The National Standards for Business Education defines Business Education as follows:

“education for and about business offers students the opportunity to master the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to succeed in business – wherever in the world it is conducted – and more importantly, an equal opportunity to succeed in life.”

history of business education
History of Business Education
  • 1600s
    • Apprenticeship system
    • Puritans arrive – led to Boston Latin Grammar School which led creation of more private school
    • Vocational education versus profession
  • 1700s
    • Thomas Jefferson – public school should be free of religion and private control
    • Growth of English Grammar Schools
    • Commercial Textbooks appear
history of business education1
History of Business Education
  • 1800s
    • Growth of Private Business Schools or Commercial Colleges
    • Emphasis on bookkeeping and penmanship;
    • Structured education more effective than apprenticeship system
    • Training was too narrow
    • High Schools created
    • Shorthand and typewriting were introduced in the 1870s
history of business education2
History of Business Education
  • 1900s
    • The Big Three: typewriting, shorthand, and bookkeeping
    • High schools start offering business curriculum
    • Marketing Education and Business Teacher Education created
    • Congressional Acts
    • Technology makes it debut
where are we now
Where Are We Now?
  • Computers are an essential part of education
  • Students will need computer skills for successful college experience
  • Minot State University
    • Online Courses and Degrees
    • Hybrid Courses – uses a combination of online and f-2-f
    • Synchronous and asynchronous
    • Specialized Software
specialized software
Specialized Software
  • Blackboard CE 8 – learning management system
  • Adobe Connect
  • Wimba
  • SafeAssign
  • RespondusLockDown Browser
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Simulations
  • SmarThinking
global and growing
Global and Growing
  • MSU Online is global reaching
  • Diverse student body
  • Diverse faculty
  • Enrollment has increased since the first online offerings in 1996
  • What next??