Project Title

MBA Career Curriculum

Name of Award

APDC Curriculum Development Award

Date Awarded

Summer 6-1-2016



Project Description

Michelle Wieser, PhD, Associate Professor in the MBA program, was awarded $1200 for an APDC Curriculum Development Award for the development of a new course. The MBA career marketplace is highly competitive. Students must start planning for career transition even before their first class takes place. Most MBA programs have dedicated career centers serving MBA students and offer comprehensive career education, workshops, and resources tailored to the MBA career search. Although the St. Catherine University Career Development Center provides quality programming for students, it is not specific to MBAs and MBA careers. To support the MBA career search, we are currently in the process of creating a comprehensive guide that covers everything from self-assessment through evaluating and negotiating job offers. As a next step, we’d like to develop a series of workshops, webinars, and networking events to help educate MBA students on the career search process and provide them with access to alumni and business professionals. It is essential to the long-term viability of this program that our students achieve their individual career goals. For some, this may mean getting promoted or transitioning to a new role within their current organization. For others, it could mean changing industries and job functions. Regardless, this proposed MBA career curriculum will help them reach their goals.

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