Professional EDGE projects provide an experiential learning opportunity in which students exercise the four professional competencies that are the focus of BA3500: Leadership, Critical Thinking, Learning Agility, and Influencing Others. In the 2019-2020 inaugural year, students were matched with professional projects through MU Extension and the MU Office of Service-Learning. Their goal was to address an assigned business problem or opportunity and develop solutions for Missouri businesses.
In the Advanced Professional Development course, students work with a professional partner through MU Extension, the MU Office of Service-Learning, or corporate partners across the state to complete a professional project. Students address the business needs of the partner organization, and dedicate approximately 30 hours per student per semester to this effort.