ERIC Number: EJ1063538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
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Factors Contributing to the Success of Undergraduate Business Students in Management Science Courses
Brookshire, Robert G.; Palocsay, Susan W.
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v3 n1 p99-108 Jan 2005
The introductory management science (MS) course has historically been recognized as one of the most difficult core courses in the business school curriculum. This study uses multiple regression to examine the factors that contribute to the success of undergraduate business students in an MS course, based on data gathered from the college transcripts and academic files of 310 students. The results suggest that the strongest predictive variable is a student's college grade point average, indicating that overall academic performance to date has more influence than mathematical skills on the outcomes in MS classes. These findings have implications for faculty who desire to improve the effectiveness of instruction for their MS students.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Performance Factors, Achievement Need, Success, Business Administration, Business Administration Education, Science Education, Introductory Courses, Multiple Regression Analysis, Academic Records, Predictor Variables, Grade Point Average, Mathematics Skills, Academic Achievement
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