Department Name When Scholarship Produced

Management, Marketing, and International Business

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date



There are a number of personal habits, disciplines, and activities that are associated with success for both college students and business professionals. Goal-setting, concentration and focus, and the ability to delay gratification have long been known to be key factors. More recent research has shown that mindfulness, self-assessment, and self-regulation are also important to success. However, today’s world poses serious, new challenges to the student or professional who wishes to think and learn effectively and to achieve his/her goals.

Previously, a Learning Academy was created to lead volunteer students through a series of self-assessments, worksheet exercises, personal reflections, and group discussions aimed at promoting the habits, disciplines, and activities mentioned above (Roberson, 2017; Polin and Roberson, 2016). The Academy was a success, but the number of students impacted was limited. The purpose of this study is to determine if there is utility in assigning selected Learning Academy content within a business course in order to reach a wider group of students.

Conference Name

Appalachian Research in Business Symposium (ARBS)