Experiential Learning at The American University in Cairo

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Business students at The American University in Cairo have recently completed ACCT 3003 (advanced accounting), a course piloted by the Career Center’s Practical Learning Program (PLP). “A student-based initiative and housed in the Career Center, the Practical Learning Program bridges the gap between academics and work life in-class,” explained Leidya Boutros, experiential learning manager in the Career Center. “It is becoming increasingly essential for students to make use of their time at university to prepare themselves for today’s competitive job market.” This course was conducted in conjunction with ExxonMobil managers based in Egypt. Exxon and Mobil recently went through a … Read More

Writing a Teaching Note: How to Make it Less Frightening?

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Guest blog post by Imane EL Ghazali and Rihab Abba, ESCA Ecole de Management, Morocco A teaching note is the instruction manual of the teaching case that it accompanies, and therefore meets the likely needs of the faculty who intend to use case studies in their classes. The quality of the teaching note is closely linked to the actual teaching of the case in the classroom, since it offers meaningful step-by-step guidance for fellow instructors, without any additional research. The objective of this valuable tool is to show them how they could deal with the information contained in the case, how … Read More

Student Blog – University of St. Gallen Summer School in Empirical Research Methods 2014

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The University of St. Gallen Summer School in Empirical Research Method (SSERM) was an amazing experience. During the first week I took the ‘Case Study’ course with Professor Andrew Bennett. During the second week, I took the ‘Qualitative Comparative Analysis’ course with Professor Charles Ragin. Let me say, it was a very intense two weeks, in which I have reworked many of my research frameworks and learned many new analysis skills and perspectives. The teaching quality and standard was incredible. I was able to meet many other PhD students from all over the world. I also got the opportunity to … Read More

Student Blog – University of St. Gallen Summer School for Empirical Researcg

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Where exactly is St Gallen? Is this going to be an interesting two weeks for me? These are questions that bugged my mind as I found out that I had gotten a scholarship to attend the Summer School in Empirical Research Methods. I had always wanted to visit Switzerland. I had heard so much about the Alps, chocolatiers from this region were highly regarded globally and which watch buff wouldn’t want to visit the renowned capital of precision instruments. Therefore the opportunity to visit presented itself in the form of the summer school. Entering the EU provided an interesting perspective … Read More

University of St. Gallen Summer School in Empirical Research Methods 2014

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The University of St. Gallen offered 10 scholarship opportunities to PhD students from GBSN member schools in developing countries, to attend its Summer School in Empirical Research Method (SSERM). The SSERM is a new and high-calibre 2-week integrated program teaching methodology for PhD students and postdocs from leading universities all over the world. The SSERM offers an attractive course-based learning atmosphere on different aspects of empirical research. This year, the SSERM offered 19 high-level courses during the first two weeks in June and 2 optional courses outside the June period. Participants can choose from different courses offered as block seminars … Read More

Student Blog – University of St. Gallen Summer School in Empirical Research Methods 2014

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SONY DSC SONY DSC I am currently working as a Senior Teaching Fellow and pursuing a PhD in Management Sciences at the Lahore School of Economics in Pakistan. Over the past four years, I have been teaching marketing and finance courses to Executive MBAs and BBAs. In addition, I have had the opportunity to present various research articles at different international conferences. I have also been able to publish a few research papers in top tier Journals. Besides learning, I made many new friends that are from all over the world. We had the opportunity to share our research ideas … Read More

Student Blog – University of St. Gallen 2014 Summer School in Empirical Research Method

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The University of St. Gallen 2014 Summer School in Empirical Research Methods evoked mixed experience of intense high-level empirical Lecturers with enthused relaxing expeditions. The two weeks symposium drew determined PhD and Post doctorate students from diverse continents and universities. The world renowned professors conveyed their intellectual and in-depth knowledge in empirical research methods in a professional approach. Learning went beyond the lecture rooms as participants were housed in fully furnished flats where we were able to professionally network, despite cultural diversity. As a PhD student from Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape in South Africa, my … Read More