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Hello, I’m Judith, and I teach MBA classes at the university. There seems to be an increasing demand for online courses, and while I’m still not totally comfortable teaching this way, half of my courses are now in this format. It’s a challenge to keep students accountable without that face-to-face interaction. Many students won’t buy the course materials and textbooks, but they are all more than willing to use whatever free digital resources I recommend.
Still, keeping my class relevant to actual business practices can be a struggle. I need current and compelling case studies that will teach my students real-life principles and practices that they can immediately apply to their careers. I also need authoritative sources to assist in my own research and the research of students working under me.
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Hi, I’m Lee. I’m pursuing my MBA, thanks to a full-assistantship scholarship for working under the department chair. Maintaining a good relationship with my professor is every bit as important as getting good grades and graduating top of my class. Networking is key to finding the very best available jobs after graduation.
I help the professor with things like researching case studies, prepping and grading materials, and reading the latest issues of prominent business journals. I don’t currently teach any classes myself, but I’m hopeful that I’ll have the opportunity next semester.
Hello, I am Sonya, a professor of Economics. I have always loved the study of Economics and enjoy learning new facets of the discipline every day; however, many of my students do not enjoy taking my class. I teach large lectures on both macro and micro, either of which is required for students to graduate. Many of my students struggle, and a fair number have to retake the class in order to earn passing grades.
Although I have a graduate student instructor who helps with grading and leads the occasional lecture, teaching is still a lot of work for me. I want my students to succeed and I relish finding out when students to whom I’ve introduced the field decide to major in Economics. I especially like teaching my international course, which requires up-to-the-minute information from global sources as well as foreign country data.
Hello, my name is Ravi. I’m pursuing my MBA in International Business while working full time and maintaining a busy home life. Yes, this is a lot to take on, but I need the higher degree to qualify for an attractive promotion at work. My goal really isn’t to learn so much as it is to get a diploma and a raise, but the ends require the means and I am willing to work for it.
I need to get my coursework done as quickly and conveniently as possible. Online resources are great, because I can access them during my lunch break or after the kids are tucked in for the night. Most of my courses are online; so, I almost never go the university or its library. Of course, I’d like to get good grades and do a noble job, but I have a lot of other priorities too.
Hello, I’m Arthur, and I work as a librarian with the business library. The students who frequent my library expect a great deal from themselves, and it’s my job to help them meet those expectations. They study a wide range of specialties—everything from accounting to marketing to human resources—and I must be ready to serve each and every one of them as well as the faculty members of the university who represent an even wider range of specialties.
Unfortunately, our students can often be a tad impatient. They think they know everything when it comes to using technology and expect instant answers to their queries. They also aren’t used to conducting academic research. What we need is peer-reviewed journals, market share data that is current and reliable (and can sometimes be rather difficult to find), and statistics, all from reliable domestic, international, demographics, and legal sources. Resources that help students interpret and finesse data are also crucial.
Hi, I’m Taylor. I’m majoring in Marketing. I love how it enables me to be both analytical and creative, providing me with a well-rounded skillset future employers are sure to appreciate. After all, it’s all about making that resume top-notch. That’s why I also belong to a business fraternity, which I absolutely love. The alumni have secured an internship with a local merchandizing company for me, and to repay the favor, I volunteer for the organization to gain additional experience.
While I love marketing, I struggle with some of the other courses required for my degree. Accounting and Finance are so not my strong points. I work with a tutor to make sure my GPA won’t be compromised, and I do a lot of extra reading outside of class.
Hi, my name is Judith. I’m a Professor of Business Management.
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Hi, my name is Lee. I’m an MBA student and graduate student.
Hi, my name is Sonya. I’m a Professor of Economics.
Hi, my name is Ravi. I’m an MBA student.
Hi, my name is Arthur. I’m the Business Librarian.
Hi, my name is Taylor. I’m an undergraduate marketing student.