The best business leaders not only have a theoretical understanding of business principles; they boast lived experiences and robust resumes. Experiential learning is reshaping higher education and can make all the difference in young professionals’ careers.
U.S. business programs offer a wealth of highly networked programs, focused on student professional development and real-world skill application.
Hands-on experience is central, according to Dean of Harmon College, Dr. Roger Best. “Our goal is to help our students learn by doing,” he explained. “We want our students to understand theory—but also to know how to do things.”
The Integrative Business Experience guides students into a deep exploration of creating organizations, while internship opportunities introduce students to potential future employers and experiential skill building.
Ranked in the nation’s “Top 10 US Business Programs” by College Factual, the Bryant MBA goes beyond international immersion experiences to deliver research presentations to international businesses. At the undergraduate level, hands-on application applies in coursework across areas of academic focus.
University of Michigan-Flint’s School of Management was recently awarded a Tier One ranking by CEO Magazine for MBA programs in North America, which combines with its affordability and hands-on methodology to serve students. The program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation takes motivation to the next level.
Boasting a 94% graduate employment rate within one year of graduation, Centenary takes full advantage of its proximity to New York City to open world-class internship opportunities for its students. Well-networked faculty, attentive staff, and a commitment to excellence help students thrive.
Students at Fort Smith benefit enormously from a focus on student development, from a low faculty-to-student ratio to creation of professional portfolios. A robust business internship program and a center for student professional development provide enriching opportunities for students at all levels.
Located in the heart of Manhattan, Touro brings students into the midst of learning and global opportunities. The Business Career Center seeks to assist every student in developing a lifetime career tool kit. An innovative Entrepreneur’s Success Circle implements best practices in mutual support for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs for students and alumni.
The Master of Science in Marketing Research at Michigan State ranks among the top ten US programs for Marketing Research, blazing the trail in research, faculty excellence, and robust industry collaboration. Graduates in 2015 saw a 100% job placement rate, due in part to the range of paid summer internships and real-world consulting projects conducted as part of their degree programs.