The value of work-based projects in management education

Beth Rogers

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    Purpose – National policy appears to be supportive of part-time management education, but many researchers have observed difficult challenges in this type of skills development. This paper seeks to discuss how academic assessments that are also work-based projects could benefit all stakeholders in management education. Design/methodology/approach – This premise is based on prior literature sources together with an example from the author’s own teaching practice – a part-time Master’s programme focused on sales managers. Findings – It is possible for company sponsors and their employees to achieve considerable benefits from management education when assignments are used to address their change projects. Originality/value – This paper demonstrates how, even in the most outcome-oriented of management functions, part-time education can provide mutual value for all stakeholders.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)335-342
    Number of pages8
    JournalIndustrial and Commercial Training
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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