Haya Ajjan presents on inclusion of app development in business education

The associate professor of management information systems discussed Elon’s partnership with Apple’s Everyone Can Code program.

Haya Ajjan, associate professor of management information systems in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business and director of Elon’s Center for Organizational Analytics, joined executives from Apple to present on the role of coding and app development in business education at AACSB Co-Lab: Connecting Industry with Business Schools.

Co-Lab, held May 30-31, 2019, in Philadelphia, explored leading-edge partnerships and business models in the business education industry. Ajjan’s session highlighted business schools’ collaboration with Apple’s Everyone Can Code initiative, focusing on the development of curriculum to teach students about the technical and business aspects of the app economy.

The Love School of Business’ collaboration with Apple began in October 2017. The school plans to offer an app economy course for finance and analytics students beginning January 2020, an app development certificate program targeting female students, and app programming digital badges.

“Learning the fundamentals of programming will help our students become more adaptable to future disruption, allowing them to gain a deeper understanding of how computer programs work and increasing their long-term career prospects,” Ajjan wrote in an AACSB Blog post.

AACSB International (AACSB), a global nonprofit association, connects educators, students and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,600 member organizations and more than 800 accredited business schools worldwide.

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