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Real World Experiences Inspire Faculty of Management Students

The instructors at Concordia University of Edmonton (both undergraduate and graduate) may have different teaching styles, but they all try to make the classes engaging. We have witnessed instructors go from chalkboards, to overheads, to whiteboards and online delivery in the past 100 years of teaching at CUE. More recently, some instructors have even incorporated business simulations and breakout room discussions when Faculty of Management classes went online.

Course instructors in the Faculty of Management are industry experts, or subject matter experts, and they make sure they tie in their real life and personal experiences to their classes. When instructors teach in the classroom, it is their responsibility to bring the outside into the class, whereas for a select number of classes – MGT440: Consulting and MGT498/499 Internship -students go out to the “real world” to learn. So, by bringing in guest speakers to classes, students get to hear from those who are working in the “real world” in the classroom. In the Faculty of Management, we mean business, and our guest speakers help to convey the importance of applying foundational knowledge to real world situations.

In the last few years, the Faculty of Management has had roughly 20 guests coming in to speak to students each term. The guests that join our classes truly add to our students’ learning, and we are extremely grateful to them for their time, stories and sharing different perspectives, which help to inspire students!