Integration of Professional Certifications in Business Curricula

Khushwant K. Pittenger, Raymond Jacobs, Jacob Moss

Abstract


The purpose of the paper is to showcase integration of professional certifications into business school curricula. The reasons for such integration and logistics of doing so are discussed based on the experience of a business school in a comprehensive liberal arts university in the Midwest.  While the use of certifications in limited number of disciplines such as accounting is well accepted and established, this paper highlights and advocates systematic use of such certifications across the entire business curricula. The case for the use of certifications by business schools is presented from multiple stakeholders’ perspectives.

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