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Fairfield-Sonn, James W.; Kolluri, Bharat; Singamsetti, Rao; Wahab, Mahmoud – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
This paper reports on the influence of waiving the GMAT requirement on academic performance as measured by grade-point-average at graduation for 833 University of Hartford MBA students who graduated between 2003 and 2009. In seeking to better understand what factors might be influencing graduation GPA, we examined a variety of traditional…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Graduate Study, Business Administration Education, Grade Point Average
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Driscoll, Jennifer; Cadden, David – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
The examination of Student Evaluation Instruments (SEI) has generated a considerable literature. Interestingly, this extensive literature provides no clear guidance on how to interpret SEI results in order to make comparative evaluations of instructors' performances. The research presented in this paper draws upon six semesters worth of SEI…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, College Students, College Faculty, Measures (Individuals)
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Liang, Jiajuan; Pan, William S. Y. – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
MATLAB is a powerful package for numerical computation. MATLAB contains a rich pool of mathematical functions and provides flexible plotting functions for illustrating mathematical solutions. The course of calculus-based business mathematics consists of two major topics: 1) derivative and its applications in business; and 2) integration and its…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Education, Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Students
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Bellizzi, Frank – American Journal of Business Education, 2008
The ability to manage one's emotions and to manage one's interactions with others is tantamount to effective managerial leadership. Students in business schools will need to be prepared to integrate their emotional intelligence with their everyday behavior if they are to achieve success in whatever field of endeavor they have chosen. In this…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Teaching Methods, Leadership Training, Curriculum Design
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McCarthy, Richard; Petrausch, Robert – American Journal of Business Education, 2008
Internships have been used by many academic programs to augment the student's educational experience. We discuss two internship programs that have been continuously refined in recent years to provide the students with a structured learning experience. We present a model for enriching student experiences by integrating internship experiences with…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Program Improvement, Total Quality Management, Program Effectiveness