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ERIC Number: EJ793592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
The Effectiveness of University-Level Management Consulting Courses
Richter, Ansgar; Schmidt, Sascha L.
Journal of Management Education, v32 n1 p84-99 2008
The authors analyze the effectiveness of consulting courses in raising the self-efficacy of participants to cope with the kinds of tasks typically faced by entry-level management consultants. Using data from self-evaluation questionnaires completed by 130 students in three types of consulting courses, the authors find that these courses are significantly more effective than a nonconsulting course used for control purposes. Prior research has shown self-efficacy to be positively related to task performance and to other desirable outcome measures. Therefore, academic institutions can make an important contribution to preparing their graduates for their later roles as managers and consultants by raising self-efficacy through course offerings in relevant areas. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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