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ERIC Number: EJ1063433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1540-4595
No Downturn Here: Tracking E-Business Programs in Higher Education
Fusilier, Marcelline; Durlabhji, Subhash
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v1 n1 p73-98 Feb 2003
As the fortunes of e-businesses fluctuate, what is the state of e-business educational offerings? The present study attempted to explore this question by investigating the number and nature of e-business programs available in colleges and universities. Results were compared to previously published findings on e-business education. Data were collected from program web sites. Master's and bachelor's degree programs based in North America and elsewhere in the world were examined. Despite the "dot-bomb" economy, the present data suggested large increases in all foreign and North American bachelor's programs between the start of the fall semester of 2000 and November 2001. The number of North American master's programs appeared to increase dramatically during the year 2000 and at a lesser rate afterward. Findings also suggested that bachelor's and foreign master's programs involved more technical e-business courses than the North American master's programs. The educational and economic factors possibly underlying these trends are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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