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Chowdhury, Manzoor E. – American Journal of Business Education, 2016
Business curriculums in many universities now include a senior Capstone course that integrates topics or materials from all business areas. This capstone course is designed to teach the skills of strategic thinking and analysis rather than mere facts or concepts. With that goal in mind, the ideal course is structured in such a way so that students…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Annual Reports
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Chong, James T.; Jennings, Penelope R.; Phillips, G. Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
Financial planning is an interdisciplinary field including finance and business law topics. Consequently, standard pedagogical resources often omit topics that fall between these fields. To address a key gap in educational materials for financial planning students and faculty, this article reviews recent regulatory developments for financial…
Descriptors: Financial Services, Financial Policy, Interdisciplinary Approach, Instructional Materials
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Hart, Claudia; Vroman, Margo; Stulz, Karin – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
In this paper the authors discuss the challenges and rewards of building a graduate level Managerial Communication course around an experiential communication audit project. The purpose of the project was to provide MBA (Master of Business Administration) students with exposure to the real world responsibilities and demands of working in a complex…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Business Administration Education, Experiential Learning, Business Communication
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Seevers, Matthew T.; Johnson, Bryan R.; Darnold, Todd C. – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
This study examines personality factors as antecedents of student social capital. We hypothesize relationships between two constructs taken from the five-factor model of personality (agreeableness and extraversion) and two variables that reflect a student's social capital (quantity of ties and strength of ties) in an academic setting. Analysis of…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Social Capital
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Roe, C. William; Toma, Alfred G.; Yallapragada, RamMohan R. – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
Online degree programs were probably pioneered by for-profit universities such as University of Phoenix. Many online degree programs were initially considered low quality academic programs compared to traditional programs. Therefore, many public and private universities were slow to adopt the online programs. However, gradually more and more…
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Administration Education, Masters Programs, Program Development
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O'Neill, Patrick B.; Harsell, Dana Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
The authors describe the theoretical preparation provided to students in advance of a limited-duration experiential learning experience in Washington DC in a Master's level course for students in Business or Public Administration. The students consider theoretical perspectives from economics, political science, and public administration with…
Descriptors: Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, Experiential Learning
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Eisner, Susan – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
Literature finds mentoring to be a substantive, enduring practice in widespread arena, and among the attributes associated with career success and satisfaction. This paper provides a tangible mentoring model that has been operational for several years, and which applies what the literature proscribes to higher education academic settings. The…
Descriptors: Mentors, Faculty Development, Success, Participant Satisfaction
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Mohrweis, Lawrence C.; Shinham, Kathe M. – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
This study illustrates an active learning approach using instant feedback cards in the first course in accounting. The objectives of this study are to (1) describe instant feedback cards and (2) show how this tool, when used in an active learning environment, can enhance learning. We examined whether students exposed to immediate feedback…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Active Learning, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies
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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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Ragan, Joseph; Puccio, Christopher; Talisesky, Brandon – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) revolutionized the accounting and audit industry. The use of preventative and process controls to evaluate the continuous audit process done via an SAP ERP ECC 6.0 system is key to compliance with SOX and managing costs. This paper can be used in a variety of ways to discuss issues associated with auditing and testing…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Accounting, Technology Uses in Education, Information Systems
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Borker, David R. – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
For more than a decade, researchers in accounting and business education have focused on the concept of mindfulness as a source of ideas that contribute to transforming the classroom experience and the quality of student learning. This research is founded on the work of social scientists studying the general application of mindfulness to teaching…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Attention Control, Perception, Accounting
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Berry, Priscilla – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
This paper explores the current paradigm shift in the use of technology in the classroom, which is occurring because of technology explosion in society, impact of globalization, necessary reframing, and enlarging of the world view, methods, and content to make business communication classes relevant. The question is whether the classroom should…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Business Administration Education, Influence of Technology, Global Approach
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Rosales, Jean; Sarbaum, Jeff; Sheran, Michelle; Allen, Stuart – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
College and university programs are under increasing pressure to effectively measure and assess student performance, knowledge, and skills in their classes, majors and programs. We discuss how embracing this assessment charge can lead to a more cohesive and educational curriculum in which students and educators alike see the connections from one…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum, Integrated Learning Systems, Introductory Courses
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Johnson, Katryna – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
Educators can provide opportunities for active learning for the students by engaging them in client-based projects with the community, which enhances application of theory and provides students with the relevance demanded from the business community. Experiential learning opportunities through client-based projects provide for such an experience.…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Graduate Students, Active Learning, Service Learning
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Kernodle, Thomas A.; Noble, Deborah – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to support Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) as an essential area of study in the field of business education that is often neglected. OCB has been defined as individual behavior that is discretionary, not directly or explicitly recognized by the formal reward system, and that in the aggregate promotes the…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Work Attitudes, Organizational Culture, Administrator Education
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