In 2016, Cleary University transformed its approach to business education by introducing a unique Business Arts curriculum, which fuels The Cleary Mind™. The idea behind The Cleary Mind™ is that business education must also include philosophy, human relations, and other intangible but highly important disciplines to fully understand the way humans function in the marketplace and anticipate the needs and demands of the modern world through business innovation.
The Cleary Mind™ creates graduates who are hard-working, who understand how to think, and who employers say are more prepared than their peers. Cleary graduates land jobs in their chosen fields faster, and have higher earnings, than their peers from comparable universities.
Cleary’s Business Arts curriculum aims to create a versatile business school graduate who can confidently contribute to the world. We seek to instill in our students these eight attributes:
All business leaders possess these profound traits! Study in these disciplines encourages a deep dive into exploration of the Self and a journey toward self-realization, efficacy and confidence. Many employers yearn for employees who possess a strong sense of identity and a dedication to contribution in the workplace.
Cleary’s unique pedagogical approach grew out of the needs of employers and the demands of society. Research reveals that employers want “business-ready skills” – not skills for a specific job, but rather people who come ready to contribute, learn, and create.
Twenty-first century employers want leadership, communication, and team players. Cleary’s theories of development shepherd students through their university years with an eye toward helping them form identity. The inquisitive nature and ready openness of the college years, combined with encouraged questioning and immersive study of this approach to business education, produces graduates who are contributors.