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Schader, Gary; Wailoo, Bert; John, Stephen – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
Each year accounting graduates are recruited by the accounting firms that hope the new crop of employees will be technically prepared to serve the clients of the firm. They are looking for these recruits to have a mastery of the principles and concepts of the accounting courses they have taken. Proof of mastery is the student's ability to apply…
Descriptors: Accounting, Professional Development, Concept Teaching, Educational Principles
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Ghosh, Indranil K. – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
In this paper, the author expands on the idea of using up-to-date examples to teach applications of economic concepts. In the MBA Managerial Economics class, the author use profiles of two companies' decision-making strategies and their successes to show the applications of economic concepts used by the companies. This provides an even clearer…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Concept Teaching
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Zimmerman, John – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
Many educators use the preparation of a Business Plan as a culminating assignment in entrepreneurship courses. Additionally, a number of institutions and organizations conduct business plan competitions to further entrepreneurship education. The objective for both of these exercises is to prepare student entrepreneurs for the challenging task of…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Teaching Methods, Business Administration Education, Business Education
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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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Martin, Gillian – American Journal of Business Education, 2011
The rationale behind marketing segmentation is to allow businesses to focus on their consumers' behaviors and purchasing patterns. If done effectively, marketing segmentation allows an organization to achieve its highest return on investment (ROI) in turn for its marketing and sales expenses. If an organization markets its products or services to…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Marketing, Classification, Distributive Education
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Bass, Anna Nicholson – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
In today's dynamic business environment, organizations are beginning to realize the importance of teaching business etiquette, not only to enhance their corporate culture, but also to increase productivity and profitability. Corporations are providing opportunities for executives of today and business leaders of tomorrow to acquire these vital…
Descriptors: Business Administration, Public Speaking, Hidden Curriculum, Business Skills
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Laux, Judy – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
This article investigates operating and financial leverage from the perspective of the financial manager, accenting the relationships to stockholder wealth maximization (SWM), risk and return, and potential agency problems. It also covers some of the pertinent literature related specifically to the implications of operating and financial risk and…
Descriptors: Investigations, Financial Services, Risk, Definitions
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Ragan, Joseph M.; Savino, Christopher J.; Parashac, Paul; Hosler, Jonathan C. – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
International Financial Reporting Standards now constitute an important part of educating young professional accountants. This paper looks at a case based process to teach International Financial Reporting Standards using integrated Enterprise Resource Planning software. The case contained within the paper can be used within a variety of courses…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Administration Education, Computer Software, Case Studies
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Laux, Judy – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
This article looks at security valuation from the perspective of the financial manager, accenting the relationships to stockholder wealth maximization (SWM), risk and return, and potential agency problems. It also covers some of the pertinent literature related to how investors and creditors price the stocks and bonds of corporations.
Descriptors: Financial Services, Money Management, Models, Risk Assessment
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Kelly, Thomas F. – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
This paper presents a model for behavior that is culturally neutral and virtually universally acceptable in a multicultural society.
Descriptors: Ethics, Business Administration Education, Business Administration, Business Skills
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Sherman, W. Richard – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
This paper offers a different perspective in measuring the value created by an organization. It does so in the context of an undergraduate course in managerial accounting. In order to break down the functional silo approach to problem solving that has become the model of traditional business education, applications of shadow accounting, the…
Descriptors: Organizational Effectiveness, Value Judgment, Accounting, Business Administration Education
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Chen, Jeng-Hong – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
Time Value of Money (TVM) is the most important chapter in the basic corporate finance course. It is imperative to understand TVM formulas because they imply important TVM concepts. Students who really understand TVM concepts and formulas can learn better in chapters of TVM applications. This technical note intends to present more complete TVM…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Money Management, Mathematical Formulas, Concept Teaching
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Lindsay, D. H.; Tan, K. B.; Campbell, Annhenrie – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
This paper examines how differences in curricular design of undergraduate accounting programs influence pass rates on the Business Environment and Concepts Section of the CPA Exam. The association of the pass rate of a school's accounting graduates to the design of the schools accounting program and to other school characteristics was examined…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Undergraduate Students, Accounting, Curriculum Design
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Hoshower, Leon; Gupta, Ashok K. – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
Improper sales revenue recognition is the single largest issue contributing to financial restatements. Understanding and applying the rules of sales revenue recognition is not just an accounting problem; it is a marketing problem, too. Thus, it is important that the sales force has a basic understanding of the rules of sales recognition and be…
Descriptors: Marketing, Salesmanship, Accounting, Undergraduate Students
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Scofield, Barbara W.; Dye, Wilma – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
On the first day of Principles of Accounting classes, students learn the fundamental accounting equation from which all financial accounting practice emerge. The accounting equation is the criterion by which companies are valued and by which company performance is measured. This activity simplifies assets, liabilities, and owners' equity to the…
Descriptors: Accounting, Educational Principles, Fundamental Concepts, Equations (Mathematics)
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