This paper reports the results of a comparative qualitative study of pedagogical approaches in applied learning in business education. The comparison consisted of dissecting the practice of embedding client-based projects in both undergraduate and graduate business education at a liberal arts university. Client-based projects allow students to go beyond the concepts discussed in the classroom and to engage in problem-solving activities related to discipline content areas. These client-based projects take a number of forms: they may be individualistic or group-based; they may be developed by the professor or involve working for real organizations; or they may be specific in nature or integrate all of the relevant course materials. The underpinning of each of the two courses' marketing planning projects is the iterative approach to student learning where students are expected to revise and resubmit their work until they have met the professors' expectations as set forth in the course.
Gaumer, Carol J.; Ashley-Cotleur, Cathy; and Amone, Carol
"USE OF CLIENT-BASED PROJECTS IN BUSINESS EDUCATION: A COMPARISON OF UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE PEDAGOGY,"
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