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Yates, Dan; Ward, Chris – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
This study represents an extension of longitudinal studies regarding personal financial literacy. Graduating college students must have a financial plan in place as they enter the workforce along with a "game plan" on how to attack their college debt. A college personal finance course can help each student develop their personalized…
Descriptors: Money Management, Knowledge Level, Consumer Education, Longitudinal Studies
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Ward, Chris; Yates, Dan; Song, Joon Young – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
This study is a continuation of previous work by the authors. Most of the NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement) scales are positively related to higher Business ETS MFT (Major Field Test) scores. The NSSE scales are Active and Collaborative Learning, Enriching Educational Experiences and Integration of Diversity into Coursework. In…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Teamwork, Blended Learning, National Surveys
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Yates, Dan; Ward, Chris – American Journal of Business Education, 2011
Many states are now requiring high school students to be competent in the areas of economic and financial literacy. This is due to the recent escalation of bankruptcies, large credit card debt, and mortgage foreclosures in our society. This study examines how financial knowledge is transferred from the high school level to the college level and…
Descriptors: Money Management, Debt (Financial), Transfer of Training, High School Students
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Ward, Chris; Yates, Dan; Song, Joon Young – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
In this study, the authors examined the relationship between the various NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement) survey items or classifications and the ETS Major Field Test (MFT) in Business. The sample consisted of 87 business students at a small liberal arts college. Many of the survey items were linked positively to the ETS Major Field…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Scores, Standardized Tests, College Students
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Yates, Dan A.; Ward, Chris – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
This paper introduces a new approach to teaching and learning that uses a partnership model that pairs small business owners (provided by the Small Business Development Center-SBDC) with teams of college students within a college course. The goal of this partnership model is to provide guidance and recommendations for the business owner through a…
Descriptors: College Students, Active Learning, Cooperative Learning, Partnerships in Education
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Ward, Chris; Yates, Dan; Song, Joon – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
This study examined the extent to which student engagement is associated with a traditional assessment of student knowledge. In this study, ETS Business Major Field Test (MFT) scores were compared to student's self-reported survey responses to specific questions on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Areas of the NSSE survey such as…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Learner Engagement, Business, Business Skills