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Hunt, Steven C. – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
The AACSB claims that its accreditation provides evidence of business school quality in a variety of areas. This paper reviews and synthesizes existing research on the value of AACSB accreditation on four key topics of importance to schools, prospective students, and employers: effect on obtaining quality students, students' job placement, faculty…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Student Recruitment, Job Placement
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Vicknair, David; Wright, Jeffrey – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
Evidence of confusion in intermediate accounting textbooks regarding the annual percentage rate (APR) and annual effective rate (AER) is presented. The APR and AER are briefly discussed in the context of a note payable and correct formulas for computing each is provided. Representative examples of the types of confusion that we found is presented…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Administration Education, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation
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Washington, Melvin C. – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
Twenty-first century organizations are increasingly becoming global information networks where the emphasis on written communication is growing exponentially. Effective writing skills are becoming more essential to workplace success and thus a central focus in business programs across the country. This article addresses writing issues in business…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Business Administration Education, Business Communication, Writing Skills
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Ravinder, Handanhal; Misra, Ram B. – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
ABC analysis is a well-established categorization technique based on the Pareto Principle for determining which items should get priority in the management of a company's inventory. In discussing this topic, today's operations management and supply chain textbooks focus on dollar volume as the sole criterion for performing the categorization. The…
Descriptors: Facility Inventory, Evaluation Methods, Classification, Administration
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Mueller, Jeffrey R. – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
This paper reviews and integrates best practices for online teamwork for students and instructors from current and classical literature as well as the author's own six years of online teaching experience (over 40 online courses). A qualitative reflection of six graduate and six undergraduate courses in management, human resource management and…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Fundamental Concepts, Electronic Learning, Best Practices
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Laux, Judy – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
The final topic in a series looking at financial management from a theoretical perspective, working capital management provides the focus of the current article. We investigate how three key axioms--the risk-return tradeoff, agency conflicts, and stockholder wealth maximization--relate to this activity that occupies much of the financial manager's…
Descriptors: Investigations, Financial Services, Money Management, Risk
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Bartkus, Kenneth R.; Nemelka, Blake; Nemelka, Mark; Gardner, Phil – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
Participation in extracurricular activities has long been recognized as having important benefits for business students, including the development of competencies relevant to future career success. Unfortunately, a review of the literature suggests that what constitutes an extracurricular activity remains ambiguous and unclear as no…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Definitions, Business Administration Education, Literature Reviews
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Carter, E. Vincent; Donohue, Mary – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
This study introduces a collaborative business education curricular design known as "whole person learning." The post-financial crisis market environment requires business education to encompass curricular, commercial and community skills. Drawing on the Toronto based National Mentoring Program (NMP), "whole person learning"…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Leadership Training, Business Administration Education
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Laux, Judy – American Journal of Business Education, 2011
Continuing this series on the theory of financial management, the current article investigates capital structure, offering insight into the roles of stockholder wealth maximization, the risk-return tradeoff, and agency conflicts. Much literature addresses this topic, and some of the most recent literature challenges certain theoretical…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Financial Support, Investment, Risk
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Zinser, Brian; Brunswick, Gary – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
The rate of textbook revision cycles is examined in light of the recent trend towards more rapid revisions (and adoptions of textbooks). The authors conduct background research to better understand the context for textbook revision cycles and the environmental forces that have been influencing what appears to be more rapid textbook revisions. A…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Textbooks, Textbook Preparation, Textbook Content
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Woehrle, Stephen L.; Abou-Shady, Louay – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
Lean has proven to be an effective management philosophy for improving businesses in a competitive market by eliminating waste and improving operations. An impact of implementing lean projects is the rapid reduction in inventory levels, which gives management the false impression that profits are decreasing while workers on the shop floor observe…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Administration, Manufacturing, Simulation
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Eisner, Susan – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
Today's college graduates face an uncertain and demanding job market in which they are likely to encounter evolving skill needs, reduced hiring, and heightened competition from experienced laid off workers and globally available labor. These realities underscore the importance expressed by educators and practitioners of identifying attributes new…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Job Skills, Employment Potential, Competence
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Zabit, Mohd Nazir Md – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
This review forms the background to explore and to gain empirical support among lecturers to improve the students' critical thinking skills in business education courses in Malaysia, in which the main teaching and learning methodology is Problem-Based Learning (PBL). The PBL educational approach is known to have maximum positive impacts in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Cummings, Richard G.; Holmes, Linda E. – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
Teaching, research, and service expectations of the academic profession may sometimes seem overwhelming. Although much has been written about time management in general, there has not been much written about time management in the academic professions and even less written about time management for academics in the business disciplines. This paper…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Time Management, College Faculty, Literature Reviews
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Fullerton, Sam; Taylor, David B.; Watson, John – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
The literature on Web-based instruction (WBI) is reviewed, focusing initially on the terminology, history, and commentary (pro and con) related to the topic. The advantages and disadvantages associated with WBI are then discussed and an overview of the empirical work on WBI, paying particular attention to studies on student satisfaction and…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Delivery Systems, Literature Reviews