Desired educational outcomes move from development of knowledge toward the use of knowledge and from teaching isolated skills to using skills in business contexts. The changing work place necessitates increased reliance on teamwork, creativity and flexibility, decision making at work level, continuous learning, and the extensive use of communication and information technology.
Student preparation to function effectively in the global business community requires change in organization structure, curricula and instruction. Changes like those occurring in the work place, coupled with new revelations about how adults learn, challenge educators and training institutions to consider similar shifts in the way learning processes are structured. Educational institutions are now under pressure to adapt curricula to changing societal demands.