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Estelami, Hooman; Mao, Zixin – American Journal of Business Education, 2019
The number of online MBA programs has increased in recent years while the demand is stabilizing. In light of this trend, the pricing of online MBA programs is an important issue for university administrators and policy makers, who are concerned about program competitiveness and public access to higher education. This study examines the drivers of…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Teacher Student Ratio, Tuition
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Hahn, Christopher J.; Gangeness, Jeanine E. – American Journal of Business Education, 2019
Institutions of higher education prepare and develop students for the workforce, and in the coming decade, the challenge of workforce preparation will increase as the current workforce is retiring during a time of economic growth. Traditional higher education practice tasks faculty with developing appropriate curricula for students that will…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, School Business Relationship, Leadership Training, Course Content
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Vandenberg, Amy; Haen, Jason J.; Molnar, Kathleen K.; De Berry, Thomas W.; Cotter, Joe W. – American Journal of Business Education, 2019
By controlling for size and existence of a religious affiliation and gender, this study adds to the literature regarding opinions of undergraduate business students about the ethical nature of both academic and business related actions. Analysis of student survey data from two institutions similar in these characteristics continues in this…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Ethics, Student Behavior
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Shanklin, Stephen B.; Ehlen, Craig R. – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
This paper extends the use of the Monopoly┬« board game as an economic simulation exercise designed to reinforce an understanding of how the accounting cycle impacts the financial statements used to evaluate management performance. This extension adds elements of debt not previously utilized to allow for an introduction of the fundamentals of ratio…
Descriptors: Games, Teaching Methods, Simulation, Accounting
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Arnold, William W. – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
A commitment to voluntary service that benefits others was reinforced for students who authored an e-book on service as a class project in a senior business course. The immersive experience of writing short essays that focused on service shifted students' motivations toward service and solidified their intentions to continue with service after…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Service Learning, Business Administration Education, Generational Differences
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Moosavian, Seyyed Ali Zeytoon Nejad – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
In the past few decades, two novel variations of syllabus have emerged: namely "the Graphic Syllabus" and "the Interactive Syllabus". Each of these two variations of syllabus has its own special advantages. The present paper argues that there could be devised a new combined version of the two mentioned variations, called…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Economics Education, Teaching Methods, Course Organization
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Mehta, Kamlesh; Uhlig, Ronald – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
This paper examines the potential of business administration vs. computer science degrees in terms of earnings, job security, and job satisfaction. The paper focuses on earnings potential five years and ten years after the completion of business administration and computer science degrees. Moreover, the paper presents the income changes with…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Business Administration Education, Income, Salaries
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Mitchell, Jeannette C.; Mitchell, Johanna E. – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
This study evaluates an interactive web-based homework designed to increase student understanding in a principles of microeconomics course. Employing concepts from Action Research, the preliminary investigation was undertaken based on assumptions about the efficacy of online educational resources. Do students who do well on online homework improve…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Homework, Economics Education, Microeconomics
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Naidu, Jaideep T.; Sanford, John F. – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
Standard textbooks in core Statistics and Management Science classes present various examples to introduce basic probability concepts to undergraduate business students. These include tossing of a coin, throwing a die, and examples of that nature. While these are good examples to introduce basic probability, we use improvised versions of Russian…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Statistics, Probability
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Mangiero, George A.; Kraten, Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
Financial analysts generally create static formulas for the computation of NPV. When they do so, however, it is not readily apparent how sensitive the value of NPV is to changes in multiple interdependent and interrelated variables. It is the aim of this paper to analyze this variability by employing a dynamic, visually graphic presentation using…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Visual Aids, Computer Graphics, Business Administration Education
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Estelami, Hooman – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
The use of distance learning methods by universities has experienced significant growth over the past two decades. While this growth has been witnessed nearly equally across the various academic disciplines, it represents unique opportunities in business education. In this article we will profile how technological innovations in distance learning…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Business Administration Education, Innovation, Technological Advancement
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Campbell, Robert D. – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
This paper presents an example of an approach to teaching financial theory at the college and post-graduate levels that I call "teaching backwards". In the more traditional approach, instructors begin by explaining financial theory, then proceed to give examples of the way this theory can be applied to a business problem, structuring…
Descriptors: College Students, Teaching Methods, Money Management, Economics Education
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Delaney, Charles J.; Rich, Steven P.; Rose, John T. – American Journal of Business Education, 2016
This study presents a paradox within the time value of money (TVM), namely, that the interest-principal sequence embedded in the payment stream of an amortized loan is exactly the opposite of the interest-principal sequence implicit in the present value of a matching annuity. We examine this inverse sequence, both mathematically and intuitively,…
Descriptors: Finance Occupations, Time, Loan Repayment, Critical Thinking
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Haskin, Daniel L.; Burke, Megan M. – American Journal of Business Education, 2016
Changes in the views that society holds of capital allocation suggest that sustainability reporting needs to be incorporated into the financial accounting curriculum. This paper reviews the background and history of corporate social responsibility and sustainability reporting and discusses formation of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Administration Education, Sustainability, College Curriculum
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Ravinder, Handanhal; Misra, Ram B. – American Journal of Business Education, 2016
This paper critically examines the treatment of the statistical basis for Six Sigma and process capability in popular operations management textbooks. It discusses areas of confusion and suggest ways of treating the topic that make sense to instructors as well as students. Even though Six Sigma was introduced almost 30 years ago, misconceptions…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Operations Research, Management Systems, Quality Control
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