One challenge that college and university administrators have to deal with is that of figuring out how to disseminate knowledge to students. This, in other words, is a challenge of figuring out the best modes of information transfer. Ultimately, there are courses that are best taught through tutorials. There are other courses that are best taught through practical demonstrations. Finally, there are courses that are best taught through seminars.
A good example of a course that is best taught through seminars is that of business management case study analysis. Another example of a course that is best taught through seminars is that of educational economics. Within the context of a seminar, the students studying educational economics can, say, share their experiences applying for federal student aid with the postgraduates sharing their experiences in paying for college. The information hence shared, in combination with the main course material, would tend to solidify into practically applicable knowledge. Courses in areas like business plan development, systems analysis and design and so on can also be efficiently taught through seminars. The basic criterion here is one where we look at whether the nature of a course is such that a discussion would be useful. If it would be, then the seminar or the tutorial mode of information transfer is preferable.