Anderson University to equip MBA students with iPads

Thu, 2013-08-01 14:51 -- univcomm
August 1, 2013

The Falls School of Business at Anderson University has announced it will provide new iPads to more than 300 MBA students this year. The MBA iPad Launch Project will equip all active students in the MBA program with iPads as part of their enrollment. The initiative is driven by the program’s objectives of preparing students with skills that are relevant and in-demand, as well as providing faculty access to the latest, most innovative teaching tools.

"Tablet technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s world," said Dr. Jeffrey Buck, director of MBA programs. "Many organizations are now deploying this technology in ways that drive both effectiveness and efficiencies. The iPad is the most popular tablet in the business sector, and it’s a priority for us to develop our students in ways that build comfort and understanding with this tool. This new competence will ultimately extend the reputation of our graduates as highly prepared individuals who possess relevant skill sets that are transferrable to multiple industries.”

In addition to building an applicable skill set for students, the initiative is designed to provide faculty a new, exciting platform for delivering content. During the past six months, the Falls School of Business has hosted and received extensive training from major publishers in higher education. Faculty have made a conscious investment in preparing to appropriately infuse the latest technologies into their teaching methodology. According to Dean Terry Truitt, ”as a school with excellent teaching faculty, we fully recognize and will continue to emphasize the values associated with mentoring relationships and face-to-face instruction. At the same time, we have an understanding and appreciation for the various ways in which technology can make us better and support our efforts at delivering excellent education.”

Anderson University is a private Christian university of about 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.