Full Speed Ahead
"We're not getting ready to go. We're going," says Dean Andrew C. Boynton of plans to reshape the Carroll School of Management's undergraduate program by stressing responsible management in today's global society. "We still teach all the fundamental skills of management, but we are also instituting major curricular innovations in the areas of ethical leadership and globalization. Our undergraduate program is really thriving right now."
Boynton has charged longtime Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs Dick Keeley with infusing ethics and globalization into the curriculum beginning in the freshman year. Keeley views such courses as both true to BC's mission and vital to its abili ty to provide leadership on the important questions of the day. "Our students will be managers throughout the world, so we must give them the skills to lead. While focusing on ethical leadership is consistent with BC's enduring values, it's also what the world needs from us right now," Keeley says.
Bringing new emphasis to the importance of lifelong learning, the Carroll School is also increasing its opportunities for students to interact with distinguished business leaders. "We want to expose our students to people who can show them that succes s is about the journey, not the end result," says Boynton. "This is an area in which alumni have been particularly responsive. They want to come to BC and speak with our students."
Finally, Boynton says he would also like to see more opportunities for undergraduates enrolled in other schools to take advantage of the Carroll School's offerings, perhaps through a new management minor. "The walls of Fulton Hall are permeable," he says. "We should not be insular. Many of BC's students will be called on to manage all kinds of institutions, and we want to open our doors to them. Like all BC programs, we help shape undergraduates into people who serve, and lead, society."