CONCEPT OF STUDENT FORMATION
The concept of formation in the Business Administration discipline is based on the idea of COMPRESHENSIVE MANAGEMENT, which is to say, an intrinsic relationship between strategic thinking, organizational competence, and democratic leadership. A comprehensive manager should be a strategist, an organizer, and a leader.
COMPRESHENSIVE MANAGEMENT was conceived as an ideal method for training students of different academic programs in the School and as a means to prepare quality professionals for a competitive world. As part of this formation, students maintain as a priority their contribution to the development of their home country.
By definition, strategic thinking leads to perspective as well as long term and tactical planning. The thought process of a strategic manager involves the entire organization. The strategist possesses the following skills:
- systematic thought
- creation of worldviews
- ability to imagine realities and utopias
- ability to interpret the world
- ability to construct a vision
The strategist manages and develops values to be conveyed and consolidated on the corporate level. Upon properly defining the direction of the organization, as well as committing personnel to long term objectives, he/she orients the organization towards high performance.
Organizational competence consists of creating coherent culture and structure for the organization with strategy considered.
Organizational culture is a factor that allows goals to be achieved in any given environment. For the most part, organizing is the ability to understand and transform people’s behavior so as to reach set goals.
Structure is another factor that enables the organiztion to accomplish its mission and visión. Sctructure allows intentions to become realities.
In general, leadership doesn’t have one simple definition in the business administration discipline. Leadership in Externado is the competence to materialize strategy and organization and is inspired by democracy. It is motivated by tolerance and is committed to discipline and rigor and always seeks to improve the conditions of the country.