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About Service-Learning in the Faculty of Business
Service-Learning in the Goodman School of Business is a project-based teaching-learning strategy that connects classroom theory to challenges experienced in the real world.
Facilitated by the Business Career Development Office (BCDO), Service-Learning projects are incorporated into a variety of business courses each year with the support of a dedicated Relationship Manager who works closely with faculty and community partners.
Benefit to Students:
Service-Learning Project Experiences
In the Goodman School of Business, Service-Learning focuses on deliverables. Course learning goals for students are translated into strategies, processes, and/or tangible results that small businesses and non-profit organizations need to grow their businesses and serve the community. Some of these include: help with accounting, marketing, human resources, and operations management.
Examples of Past Projects - Students Have…
Projects vary in scope but they are firmly rooted in the material and learning goals for the course.
Sometimes the projects require students to act as consultants. They meet with the community partner, conduct a needs assessment, and provide a solution. Sometimes the community partners come into the classroom to present their challenge to the students and answer questions.
In a “live” case study (MGMT 4P90), a community partner may come to the class repeatedly throughout the term and provide the students with more information as the case evolves. But no matter how the Service-Learning rolls out, there is always a benefit to both the students and the community partner: a deliverable.
Students can find out more about Service-Learning by emailing Gillian at email@example.com.