ALBION COLLEGE: Albion E&M Students Partner With Harvard Business School Online


Albion College issued the following announcement on May 20.

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For 13 Albion College students this spring, an opportunity to take a course affiliated with Harvard Business School was simply too good to pass up.

“We recruited within the [Economics and Management] Department and in 36 hours the class was full,” said E&M professor Vicki Baker, who piloted the program for Albion. “In fact it was supposed to be limited to 10 students, but we were able to get 13. They jumped at it because when they heard 'Harvard Business School,' it pretty much sold itself.”

What it sold was an opportunity for students from five institutions in the Michigan Colleges Alliance to collaborate with Harvard Business School Online to work on a research-based business project in a blended learning program.

And when the MCA put out the word to its member schools, Albion Provost Marc Roy and E&M professor and chair John Bedient were intrigued. They asked Baker if she’d be interested in facilitating a program at Albion and she jumped at the opportunity.

“I thought it would be pretty cool,” she said.

For Harvard, it was a chance to expand its horizons, too.

“When we built this course, one of my hopes was that it could be utilized to educate young people about the important role that business has in tackling some of the challenging issues of our time,” Harvard Business School professor Rebecca Henderson said in a press release about the program. “The students and faculty from the MCA campuses who participated in this pilot are pioneers.”

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