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ERIC Number: EJ899443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1544-0389
Insights into the Importance of Economic Concepts to Other Introductory Business Courses
Prenshaw, Penelope J.; Taylor, Susan Washburn
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v4 n5 p33-42 May 2007
Economics is a building block for additional business knowledge. In most business curricula, the principles of economics sequence is a prerequisite for further business study. Economists have their own ideas of which economic concepts are most valued by business peers, but the authors are unaware of any published study which specifically asks business faculty to provide feedback on the importance of economic concepts to courses for which the principles sequence is a pre-requisite. Given that academic disciplines are typically separated on campuses geographically and as a practical matter have little interdisciplinary dialogue, the current study bridges an important gap. The current study uses results of a survey of non-economics business faculty to determine the importance of economic concepts in non-economics introductory business courses. The results give economists data to make the principles of economics course more relevant to the business student and bolster efforts by accrediting bodies to achieve greater business curricular integration. (Contains 3 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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