October 22, 2014

Higher Education

Graduate-level MBA Professors Share Real World Experience

In the classroom, professors make good use of their real world experiences.

Janet Ware | 2/28/2014

Instructors of graduate-level courses in accounting, finance, management, marketing, economics, global strategies and other relevant topics in MBA programs in Florida are likely these days to bring as much, if not more, on-the-job experience as academic credentials into their classrooms. Does that matter? Yes, according to the following five professors and one dean, all of whom have plenty to say about the value of sharing “war stories” from the real world with students pursuing business degrees. Professors interviewed include Seema Pissaris at Florida International University; Sandra Kauanui at Florida Gulf Coast University; Craig McAllaster at Rollins College; Carl Pacini at University of South Florida St. Petersburg; Steven Perfect at Florida State University; and Aysegul Timur at Hodges University.

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