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Let’s Break Down Some Walls: Using Business Process Modeling and Integrated Software As a Platform For Integrating Business Education

Anita Hollander, Distinguished LecturerCollege of Business Administration - Information Management Collateral and Concentration

Like many business organizations, College of Business academic units, are organized by departments or functions (such as finance, marketing, logistics, human resource management, etc.). This can result in professionals who view the business from a single, functional area perspective. However, successfully managing business processes in today’s dynamic business world requires a cross-functional, integrated perspective. Business faculty must prepare students who can help break down traditional business walls. Hollander’s presentation will give an overview of how UT information management faculty are developing and using business analysis techniques, combined with technology platforms that integrate business process data, to foster multifunctional, innovative thinking in College of Business Administration students. The curriculum resources and tools are designed to be transferrable to students and faculty in multiple departments and functional areas across the college.​

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