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Are Student Subject Matter Experts the Future of Teaching?

Some educators have expressed concerns that the compressed format of many executive MBA (EMBA) graduate programs may not provide students with the subject matter expertise needed to solve complex technical problems, such as financial analysis.

To address these concerns, Philip English developed an innovative instructional method modeled after strategies employed by executives in the business world. EMBAs solved complex financial case studies by collaborating with qualified finance students, who were contracted as subject matter experts.

English’s instructional method provided EMBAs with an opportunity to hone relevant executive managerial skills while simultaneously improving their understanding of technical subject matter.