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Educating Business Professionals by Susan D. Gotsch, Lana S. Nino

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CHAPTER 1

Reframing Professionalism as a Foundation for Business Education

There is much talk about the need for more social consciousness in the engineer, the scientist, and the doctor. Rarely do we see an analysis of why those professionals are not more socially conscious in the first place.

—Schein and Kommers1

Keywords

Business education, higher education, professionalism, precursors of professionalism, academic capitalism, autonomy, expertise, self-concept, social agency

Introduction

Despite much exploration into business education, the discipline may need an overhaul when it comes to graduating students who will be socially responsible managers in the work place. In spite of the efforts by business schools that emphasize ethical practices ...

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