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The value of work‐based projects in management education

Beth Rogers (Principal Lecturer and Programmes Manager for Sales Management, at Portsmouth Business School, Portsmouth, UK)

Industrial and Commercial Training

ISSN: 0019-7858

Article publication date: 6 September 2011

Abstract

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.

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Citation

Rogers, B. (2011), "The value of work‐based projects in management education", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 43 No. 6, pp. 335-342. https://doi.org/10.1108/00197851111160450

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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