Coppin State University Revamps College of Business Curriculum

The College of Business at historically Black Coppin State University in Baltimore has announced that it is revamping its curriculum shifting from a sole focus on business academic preparation to ongoing career planning and lifelong learning in the business profession.

The program embeds early planning, practical experience, and soft skill development strategies directly into the curriculum in order to strengthen post-graduation employability for students. The College of Business will roll out courses that will help students explore careers, develop skills required, identify additional courses needed, determine expected job demands, salaries and projected job openings in geographic locations that students desire to live.

Students are expected to formulate a personal workforce readiness plan for entry into the most in-demand careers in their community or city through the careful selection of courses, internships, and professional development opportunities geared to make them more competitive in the job marketplace while engaged in their undergraduate experience.

Sadie Gregory, dean of the College of Business at Coppin State, said that “this is exciting because students will receive intentional career development from freshman to senior year throughout their chosen field of study. Each year as they matriculate through their academic program, students will receive deeper insights into employer needs for specific jobs and how to competitively position themselves for those jobs. In addition, this change will provide new opportunities for students to receive appropriate advising on how to match their interest and skills with employment options earlier in their college journey and career.”

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