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The Learning Conference 2003

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The Importance of Learning Liberal Arts Education for Business Students in a Changing Global Environment

Diana T. Wu.

In today's competitive and rapidly changing world economy, the successful business people are expected to think creatively and act ethically and responsibly. They are to invent new technologies, map out new markets, open up new opportunities and even new industries; but at the same time, contributing to economic stability, environmental protection, cultural understanding and public good.
In anticipating these global challenges, the learning outcomes of any business programs must be inclusive of the liberal arts education component. There are greater needs than ever to emphasis the importance of teaching not only the business technical skills to students, but also ways to develop competence in the ability to analyze issues innovatively, to communicate ideas with diversity and to set moral standards.


Diana T. Wu  (United States)
Professor in Business Administation
Department of Business Administration
Saint Mary's College of California

Full Professor, Dept. of Business Administration. Former Department Chair.
Recipient of the 1998 Saint Mary's College Alumni award for distinguished professor. Fulbright Senior Specialist since May 2002

  • The Liberal Arts Education. Innovation
  • Communication
  • Diversity
  • Ethics

(30 min Conference Paper, English)