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Schieberl, Jeffrey; Rainey, Michael; Palmer, Lynda – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
This paper illustrates a teaching innovation that took a traditional role playing exercise based on a case study and added some nuances that amplified the learning experience. The example illustrated in this paper was a didactic negotiation exercise intended to teach simple, basic negotiation principles like zone of possible agreement (ZOPA),…
Descriptors: Negotiation Agreements, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Learning Experience
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Seiver, Daniel Alan; Haddad, Kamal; Do, Andrew – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
Many academic disciplines have examined the role that variation in Jungian personality types plays in the academic performance of college students. Different personality types tend to have different learning styles, which in turn influence student performance in a variety of college courses. To measure the impact of learning styles on student…
Descriptors: College Students, Cognitive Style, Personality Traits, Introductory Courses
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Johnson, Lynn – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
Assurance of student learning through effective assessment has become increasingly important over the past decade as accrediting agencies now require documented efforts to measure and improve student performance. This paper presents the methodology used by the College of Business Administration at California State University, Stanislaus to assess…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Curriculum Enrichment, Evaluation Utilization, Thinking Skills
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Mucenski-Keck, Lynn; Hintz, Arthur F.; Fedoryshyn, Michael W. – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
For many accounting students the focus of their fourth or fifth years is finding a job to start them on an exciting and financially rewarding career. Colleges provide significant guidance and direction to these students in the form of internship assistance, resume writing workshops, interview practice, networking events and career guidance. At…
Descriptors: Accounting, Educational Certificates, Credentials, Job Skills
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Johnson, Lynn – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
Faculty in the College of Business Administration at California State University-Stanislaus struggled to find places within the curriculum in which to embed programmatic assessment. An assessment model emerged from their discussions that meaningfully assesses the knowledge and skills of graduating seniors for programmatic improvement while…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Program Evaluation, Models, Student Evaluation
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Wagner, Robin M.; Huang, Jiunn C. – American Journal of Business Education, 2011
This paper explores the relative performances of Native English Speaking ("NES") students and English Second Language ("ESL") students in accounting courses at a large urban state university. Based upon a longitudinal study, we conclude that the relative performance between NES and ESL students depends upon the particular…
Descriptors: Accounting, English (Second Language), Native Speakers, State Universities
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Firch, Tim; Campbell, Annhenrie; Lindsay, David H.; Garner, Don E. – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
The CSU, Stanislaus, accounting program is providing a new course that meets the university-wide upper-division writing requirement and offers accounting students additional professional study. While a writing skills course is not unusual in a business program, few offer an alternative centered on the accounting body of knowledge. Undergraduate…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Skill Development, Accounting
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Phillips, A. Lynn; Phillips, G. Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
A shift from male-majority to female-majority university campuses has opened up new areas for research on gender bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. At one large state university on the west coast, there were more female than male graduates in Spring, 2008 in 7 out of 8 colleges, including the traditionally male-majority areas of business and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Gender Bias, Sex Stereotypes, Probability
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Mathison, David L. – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
Cheating in college is not new. In 1960 over 50 percent of students admitted they cheated. In the second decade of the 21st century has anything changed? This research project looked at three possible new variables, the Millennial Generation, Gender, and Diversity. Results suggest the amount of reported cheating remains the same even with current…
Descriptors: Cheating, Ethics, Student Behavior, Business Administration Education
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Bycio, Peter; Allen, Joyce S. – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
An intent of many business programs is to enhance the critical thinking capabilities of their students. Since AACSB accreditation requires evidence that business schools fulfill their goals, our students were required to take the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST). As expected, the CCTST was significantly related to SAT performance…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Analysis, Performance Based Assessment
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Levine, Mark; Guy, Paul; Straus, Peter; Levine, H. T. – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
The present study investigates whether pre-business students, after having completed a traditional in class freshmen introduction to global business course, express a difference in preference for such a course to be delivered online versus classroom or no preference at all. The study further explores whether four variables: 1) number of units of…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Preferences, Online Courses, Conventional Instruction
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Drost, Donald; Hanson, Lee; Molstady, Clark; Peake, Lloyd; Newman, Eric – American Journal of Business Education, 2008
Over the past two decades the interest and use of student portfolios for assessing student learning outcomes has grown considerably. This paper presents an overview of the portfolio approach to outcome assessment adopted by the Department of Management at California State University, San Bernardino and discusses major issues encountered over six…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Outcome Measures, Program Implementation, Evaluation Methods
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Whitney, Gary; Dalton, Thomas M. – American Journal of Business Education, 2008
The University of San Diego, School of Business Administration (non-profit university) and the Ken Blanchard Companies (for profit management consulting company) teamed to create the Master of Science in Executive Leadership at USD. Fusing a traditional non-profit university faculty and staff with a for-profit consulting company created a plethora…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Partnerships in Education, Consultants, Business Administration Education
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Jones, Christopher G.; Vedd, Rishma; Yoon, Sung Wook – American Journal of Business Education, 2008
The globalization of business has led to the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) around the world. Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a roadmap for IFRS implementation starting in 2014, with earlier adoption permitted. Yet according to recent surveys, few U.S. universities have a strategy in place to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Accounting, Expectation, Employer Attitudes