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THE MEANING and OBJECTIVES of BUSINESS EDUCATION

Article Summary   by:ugochukwumagnus     Original Author: ugochukwu magnus
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Business education has been defined in several ways, most of which highlighting its vocational nature. Herrick (1904) defined business education as that form of instruction that both directly and indirectly prepares the businessmen for his calling, while Harms and Stehr (1963) considered business education as the total activity which is planned, organised and developed in favour of the preparation of youth for responsible economic participation in the country. Business education like other manpower training programmes is usually designed with the primary purpose of upgrading skills or providing citizens with the necessary skills required to obtain gainful employment, that is why Robert, (1971) defined business education as a programme designed to develop special competencies in marketable business skills and techniques. Also Osmua, (1989) in supporting Robert, "stated that business education is that part of education field which deals with business experiences both for specialized occupation uses and for general uses. Business education ,of recent,have developed into more complex kind of learning which required the knowledge of other subjects.It is more complex with increase in techonology and computerized society,a professional must equip himself with all forms of skill to be able to fit in our competitive business
Moreover, Okab, (1991) defined business education as "education for and about business". He went further to explain that business education is that aspect of vocational education which provides instruction and preparation for office occupations such as secretary, shorthand, typist or stenographer, bookkeeper, data processor, word processor, computer analyst and accountant is education for business. On the other hand, the aspect of education which provide knowledge and understanding of the economic, financial, marketing accounting, management system and other branches of business endeavour is education about business. In other words education about business prepares students to function intelligently as consumers and citizens in a business economy.The major objective of business is to create good relation with the customer and be able to satisfy him
Published: December 12, 2007   
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