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Northeast Business and Economics Association (NBEA) 2018


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PUBLISHED BY THE NORTHEAST BUSINESS & ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION © 2018 The Northeast Business & Economics Association reserves the right to publish the Proceedings in both print and electronic formats. The individual authors retain the copyright over their own articles.


In fall 2012, Molloy College embarked on an educational experiment that has now been fully integrated into the curriculum of the business programs. Over these past five years, a pedagogical philosophy has developed; students learn by doing and the evidence of learning must be demonstrated. Accreditors demand that program level outcomes reflect evidence of learning. There is no better evidence than the students’ self-report and demonstration in the real world that the knowledge and the skills acquired within the learning environment can be applied. The documentation has been published in a series of conference papers coupled with student presentations at the annual meetings of the Northeast Business and Economics Association. The mission of Molloy College articulates the call to action related to social responsibility, service, community, and study. Molloy’s commitment to academic excellence and the promotion of lifelong learning demonstrates the transformative education experienced by the students (source: Molloy Mission Statement). Therefore, the evidence of learning for the Molloy graduate program is a set of business solutions that will support social good. This paper reports on the phase II consulting work conducted for Paths of Hope, Inc. The phase II student consultants built upon the successful work on the phase I team. The details of phase I were presented at the 2017 NBEA Conference (Rodriguez, Riegel, and Mackenzie, 2017). The phase I team was faced with a significant problem, which was solved with the legal solution and the creation of a not-for-profit corporation. The phase II team’s collaboration with the newly formed corporation is focused on the development of management practices that would allow this new corporation, to survive.

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This is the work of business students and faculty member Maureen Mackenzie.

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