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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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Doolan, Amy L. – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
Theodore Roosevelt said, "To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." With this quote in mind, this paper describes three ethical issues in the discipline area of accounting. The format of the paper is to first provide background information on the ethical question or scenario then to provide a…
Descriptors: Accounting, Ethics, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
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Wamala, Robert; Buyinza, Mukadasi – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
Although the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is considered by leading business institutions worldwide as a predictor of success in graduate programs, an issue of contention is whether the introduction of the examination enhances the quality of education outcomes. This study sought to obtain an understanding of this issue, focusing on…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Outcomes of Education, Business Administration Education, Graduate Students
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Driscoll, Elizabeth; Comm, Clare L.; Mathaisel, Dennis F. X. – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
Much anxiety surrounds the future of higher education in the United States. With escalating costs, tuition, and class sizes, and the increasing exclusion of many poor and minority students, higher education needs to become more accessible and sustainable. This paper defines five "abilities" for the sustainability of higher…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Sustainability, Higher Education, Guidelines
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Dobson, Gregory; Frye, Robin; Mantena, Ravi – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
Leadership training is an important part of any MBA program, but is often difficult to provide in an effective way. Over the last three years, we implemented a program of Peer-Led Team Learning in two core courses of our MBA curriculum, which we believe provides a good solution. The program combines leadership training with practical hands-on…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Masters Degrees, Business Administration Education, Peer Relationship
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Lee, Jungki; Anantharaman, Sekhar – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
Although the delivery of satisfactory services is an important strategic goal in many colleges, students are known to face challenges and experience a significant amount of stress during their school life. This study proposes and tests students' experience of control over their college life as a promising factor that would enhance their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Experience, College Students, Student Empowerment
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Caro, Cary A.; Lirette, Kolby; Yest, Myke – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
As business organizations face more and more scrutiny for poor leadership practices, American business schools have come under more pressure to prepare students to enter organizations with an understanding of and an appreciation for quality leadership. This manuscript focuses on the introduction of a service-learning project to a Senior Leadership…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Leadership Training, Service Learning, Active Learning
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Jones, Jefferson P. – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
This study explores the association between a supplemental instruction (SI) program and student performance in an introductory accounting course. SI is a proactive academic support program that is aimed at improving student learning in traditionally "high-risk" college courses by integrating learning and critical thinking strategies with…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Administration Education, Introductory Courses, Supplementary Education
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Wamala, Robert; Maswere, Dyson W.; Mwanga, Yeko – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
This study investigates the role of prior grounding attained in mathematics in predicting the academic achievement of enrollees in Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science (BSAS). The investigation is based on administrative records of 240 BSAS enrollees at Makerere University, School of Statistics and Planning in the 2007-2009 cohorts. Students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average
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O'Neill, Patrick B.; Flynn, David T. – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
In this paper, we describe first steps toward focusing on quantitative reasoning in an intermediate microeconomic theory course. We find student attitudes toward quantitative aspects of economics improve over the duration of the course (as we would hope). Perhaps more importantly, student attitude toward quantitative reasoning improves, in…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Mathematical Logic, Microeconomics, Economics Education
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Kolachi, Nadir Ali; Mohammad, Jan – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
The paper develops a new model of the essential factors required to be a top business school in the world for the benefit of schools recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Pakistan. Globally, top business schools are those that excel in research, attract strong faculty, and successfully foster student development. The present…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Excellence in Education, Foreign Countries, Reputation
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Barber, Nelson A.; Venkatachalam, Venky – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
Organizations and society at large recognize that ethically and socially responsible behavior plays a crucial role in good business practices. Debate about social responsibility centers on the responsibilities of consumers and businesses working towards a sustainable future with a new focus on business education. This realization has led employers…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Student Attitudes
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Brown, Jill; Akers, Michael D.; Giacomino, Don E. – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
Narcissism is a personality trait that varies in individuals much like other characteristics. Accordingly, narcissism can positively or negatively impact the leadership style and career of business leaders. While personality research has examined the level of narcissism in college-aged students over the past 30 years, only recently has limited…
Descriptors: Personality Problems, Accounting, Majors (Students), Student Organizations
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Edmonds, Thomas; Flanagan, David J.; Palmer, Timothy B. – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to examine factors that influence business students' intentions to enroll in law school. Scant research has focused on factors that influence business students' decisions to enroll in law school. This paper attempts to fill that gap. Hypotheses about student intentions are based on Ajzen & Fishbein's (1977) Theory…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business, Business Administration Education, Intention
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Guder, Faruk; Malliaris, Mary – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
This paper studies the reasons for low response rates in online evaluations. Survey data are collected from the students to understand factors that might affect student participation in the course evaluation process. When course evaluations were opened to the student body, an email announcement was sent to all students, and a reminder email was…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Course Evaluation, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Student Participation
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