ERIC Number: EJ778771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
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The Changing Quality of Business Education
Mason, Paul M.; Steagall, Jeffrey W.; Fabritius, Michael M.
Economics of Education Review, v22 n6 p603-609 Dec 2003
There is a pervasive perspective that both students and college courses are not what they used to be. A utility maximization model exhibits why students prefer easier courses to those that provide more challenge, and presumably more knowledge. The model also demonstrates why faculty members accommodate these students with less stringent courses. Survey data from professors in various disciplines in colleges of business across the United States verify the perception of declining quality in many of 18 different categories.
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, College Students, Educational Quality, College Faculty, Course Content, Difficulty Level, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States