Student Advisement Using Gantt Charts: An Experiential Exercise In Management Theory

Charles A. Nichols


This experiential exercise proposes a learning environment based on a physical representation of material covered over the span of one semester in a Management fundamentals class. The method of acquiring knowledge during this exercise is from taking an activity and turning it into an experiential learning exercise producing tacit knowledge. This exercise was originally designed for an entry-level course in Management fundamentals; however, it could easily be adapted for courses in Production and Operations, Human Resource Management, and, perhaps more. The calculations and discussions go only an inch deep, due to the introductory nature of the course.

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