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Reference Points for the Design and Delivery of Degree Programs in Business
Trinity College, Dublin. (SAG Business, Tuning Project)
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration. (SAG Business, Tuning Project)
Aarhus School of Business. (SAG Business, Tuning Project)
Universität Innsbruck. (SAG Business, Tuning Project)
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Abstract [en]

The Tuning Subject Area Group (SAG) for business and managementeducation met on some twelve occasions. The first meeting coincided with the launch of the EU–sponsored Tuning project in Brussels in May 2001; the last took place in June 2008 in conjunction with the closing session of the fourth phase of Tuning (Tuning IV). Over the eight years, we shared our experiences of business programmes in our own institutions, our own countries and – in many instances – elsewhere within and beyond Europe. We pooled our ideas concerning the implementation of the various ‘action lines’ of the Bologna Declaration, the aim of which is the creation of a more coherent European Higher Education Area (EHEA) by 2010.

Competence–based learner–centred education is at the heart of the Tuning approach. Degree profiles and learning outcomes for the bachelor, master and doctoral cycles are identifi ed as a starting point for debate at a more local level. Likewise, teaching, learning and assessment are addressed, as well as the crucial issue of quality enhancement. The booklet concludes with a look at the third cycle.

The work of Tuning, involving contributions by individuals from a wide range of disciplines in 135 institutions across 27 countries, is seen as fully compatible with and complementary to the aims of the Bologna process, as expressed in 1999 and at subsequent follow–up meetings. Indeed it might be claimed that its work and outputs represent a valuable pan–European movement that greatly facilitates and accelerates the achievement of the Bologna objectives. As noted on the opening page of this brochure, there is no intention to standardize or prescribe; on the contrary, respect for and the preservation of Europe’s rich tapestry of educational activities remain as the fundamental principles of the Tuning project.

It is hoped that this booklet, when read in conjunction with the impressive array of publications produced by Tuning over the past several years, will stimulate discussion that will lead to the (re–)design and delivery of business programmes that simultaneously provide greater rewards for learners, teachers, institutions, employers and society.

The Tuning Subject Area Group for Business and Management Education.

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Bilbao: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Deusto , 2009. , 139 p.
Keyword [en]
Tuning, Bologna Declaration, Learning outcomes, Degree programs, Educational structures, Generic competences, Reference points, Workload, Business education
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Learning Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-67686ISBN: 978-84-9830-933-1OAI: diva2:613325
Tuning Project
Available from: 2013-03-27 Created: 2013-03-27 Last updated: 2013-08-09Bibliographically approved

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