Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Bringing the Best of Business to Education

Presenter Information

Michael DeFilippisFollow

Class

Article

Department

Management

Faculty Mentor

Konrad Lee

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

The disciplines of business and education are often seen as distinct and separate in purpose, product, and operation. While fundamental differences do exist, school administration has a dire need for effective application of business principles in order to effectively manage an educational institution. Schools are, at their foundation, organizations relying on successful management, budgeting, public relations, value creation, etc. Despite these needs, school administrators often come from backgrounds in teaching rather than management. Research was conducted from secondary sources and personal interviews with teachers, university professors, and school administrators to examine the similarities between administration in businesses and educational institutions. The purpose of the research was to determine where and how the knowledge of various business disciplines can assist in the successful management of educational institutions. The thesis examines the business knowledge, skills, and abilities most important to a school administrator and suggests the tangible benefits that may be achieved when school administrators have proper training and education in both teaching and business administration. Further research may help determine specific ways that application of business principles may resolve problems in schools' operation and organization.

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4-9-2015 9:00 AM

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Bringing the Best of Business to Education

The disciplines of business and education are often seen as distinct and separate in purpose, product, and operation. While fundamental differences do exist, school administration has a dire need for effective application of business principles in order to effectively manage an educational institution. Schools are, at their foundation, organizations relying on successful management, budgeting, public relations, value creation, etc. Despite these needs, school administrators often come from backgrounds in teaching rather than management. Research was conducted from secondary sources and personal interviews with teachers, university professors, and school administrators to examine the similarities between administration in businesses and educational institutions. The purpose of the research was to determine where and how the knowledge of various business disciplines can assist in the successful management of educational institutions. The thesis examines the business knowledge, skills, and abilities most important to a school administrator and suggests the tangible benefits that may be achieved when school administrators have proper training and education in both teaching and business administration. Further research may help determine specific ways that application of business principles may resolve problems in schools' operation and organization.