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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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Jennings, Penelope R.; Jennings, William P.; Phillips, G. Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2016
While financial planning students are expected to be able to understand client retirement plans, subtle differences in cost-of-living adjustments can have major impact on the success of client retirement plans. This teaching note compares the cost-of-living adjustments in the largest government sponsored retirement systems and a hypothetical…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Preretirement Education, Monte Carlo Methods, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Smith, Lois J.; Chenoweth, John D. – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
Many business schools designate leadership as a learning outcome for their undergraduates, but the question of how to teach leadership is challenging. Results of this study showed that students who were engaged in extracurricular student organizations rated themselves higher on both leadership traits and behaviors than those who were not involved…
Descriptors: Student Organizations, Leadership Training, Leadership Qualities, Student Participation
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Santicola, Craig F. – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
The literature indicates that there is a lack of learning outcomes in economics that can be attributed to the reliance on traditional lecture and the failure to adopt innovative instructional techniques. This study sought to investigate the student learning effects of academic controversy, a cooperative learning technique that shows promise in the…
Descriptors: Macroeconomics, Cooperative Learning, Economics Education, Quasiexperimental Design
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Wiechowski, Linda; Washburn, Terri L. – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
Student learning outcomes and course satisfaction scores are two key considerations when assessing the success of any degree program. This empirical study was based upon more than 3,000 end-of-semester course evaluations collected from 171 courses in the 2010-2011 academic year. The study, conducted at a Midwestern business college, considered the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Financial Services, Economics Education, Comparative Analysis
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Nelson, David; Bianco, Candy – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
This paper focuses on the effectiveness of factors in designing and delivering a complex, capstone course in an undergraduate major in finance. The course uses an instructional delivery system that is contrasted to the standard lecture format and has a broader set of objectives than is usually specified for a finance course. An objective of the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Curriculum, Business Administration Education
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Giacomino, Don E.; Li, Xin; Michael D. Akers, – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
Using the Rokeach Value Survey and the Musser and Orke typology this paper examines the personal values and value systems of business students in China and compares the results with the results of a recent study that used similar methodology to examine the values and value systems of U.S. students. The study also examines the differences in values…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Values, Gender Differences, Majors (Students)
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Jones, Cathleen S.; Hartley, Nell T. – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
For decades,some of the most popular devices used in educating students and employees to the values of diversity are those that are based on a four-grid identification of behavior style. The results from the scoring of the instruments provide individual profiles in terms of a person's assertiveness, responsiveness, and preferred tone of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Correlation, Personality Measures, Personality Traits
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Phelps, Amy L.; Spangler, William E. – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
A standardized exam for program-level assessment can take the form of 1) a customized exam developed in-house by faculty and linked explicitly to program-level learning goals; or 2) a standardized exam developed externally by assessment experts and linked to a set of somewhat broader and more generalizable learning goals. This article discusses…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Standardized Tests, Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Students
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Siegel, Philip H.; Mintz, Steven; Naser-Tavakolian, Mohsen; O'Shaughnessy, John – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
Accounting educators have a unique role in academe because students learn about codes of ethics that will guide their actions as professionals. We identify hypernorms related to internal auditing educators that reflect unethical behaviors believed to be universally unacceptable by that community. We then compare the results to a prior survey of…
Descriptors: Accounting, Ethics, Role Models, College Faculty
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Bay, Darlene; Felton, Sandra – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
This paper describes a pedagogical experiment that used feature films in a senior accounting class to stimulate development of student competencies and raise ethical issues. Rather than being content driven, this active learning technique focuses on skills development, while engaging the students' emotions in the learning process. Encompassing…
Descriptors: Accounting, Films, Teaching Methods, Skill Development
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Eid, Chaker; Millham, Richard – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
In this paper, we discuss the visual programming approach to teaching introductory programming courses and then compare this approach with that of procedural programming. The involved cognitive levels of students, as beginning students are introduced to different types of programming concepts, are correlated to the learning processes of…
Descriptors: Programming, Comparative Analysis, Computer Science Education, Cognitive Development
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Naidu, Jaideep T.; Sanford, John F. – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
Learning Curves has its roots in economics and behavioral psychology. Learning Curves theory has several business applications and is widely used in the industry. As faculty of Operations Management courses, we cover this topic in some depth in the classroom. In this paper, we present some of our teaching methods and material that have helped us…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Economics Education, Teaching Methods, Concept Teaching
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Huff, Kyle; Cline, Melinda; Guynes, Carl S. – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
Web-based testing has recently become common in both academic and professional settings. A web-based test is administered through a web browser. Individuals may complete a web-based test at nearly any time and at any place. In addition, almost any computer lab can become a testing center. It is important to understand the environmental issues that…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Internet
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Boronico, Jess; Choksi, Shail S. – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
The New York Institute of Technology's (NYIT) School of Management (SOM) wishes to develop a list of peer institutions for the purpose of benchmarking and monitoring/improving performance against other business schools. The procedure utilizes relevant criteria for the purpose of establishing this peer group by way of a cluster analysis. The…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Higher Education, Multivariate Analysis, Benchmarking
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