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Giambatista, Robert C.; Hoover, J. Duane – Journal of Education for Business, 2019
Trends in master of business administration (MBA) education are favoring coursework offerings in time-compressed environments but without careful examination of learning implications. The academic literature is weak in this area, so the authors conducted a study of 558 MBA students using a behaviorally based pedagogy in management. In contrast to…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Graduate Students, Time Factors (Learning)
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Taylor, Maurice C.; Atas, Sait; Ghani, Shehzad – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2019
This exploratory study sought to understand the meaning of cognitive presence for graduate students in a blended learning course. Four research questions guided the investigation, which employed a qualitative instrumental case study approach as the research design. Several data sources were used including: semi structured interviews with graduate…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Blended Learning, Graduate Students, Case Studies
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Marcel, Mary; Ross Mahon, Nancy – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2019
Business communication programs and business school competitions are a prevalent component of graduate-level business education. Both activities help students develop problem-solving skills, critical thinking, high-level communication, and applied experiential learning. While business competitions may aid in the development of advanced…
Descriptors: Competition, Reputation, Business Communication, Business Schools
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Christensen, Jacqueline; Harrison, Jennifer L.; Hollindale, Janice; Wood, Kayleen – Accounting Education, 2019
Accounting education has been criticised for ill-equipping graduates for professional employment, with calls for accounting students to acquire a broader range of skills. Working in teams is an important employability skill, yet students generally have negative perceptions of group work. This paper describes a different approach to group work,…
Descriptors: Accounting, Employment Potential, Skill Development, Control Groups
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Rivers, Christine; Kinchin, Ian – Management Teaching Review, 2019
Practitioners consider critical thinking skills to be vital for survival in business. Business schools should use such insight wisely by strategically embedding critical thinking skills in the curriculum at module and program levels. Practitioners even go further and say it is the one aspect that cannot be automated and probably the most valuable…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
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Carter, William R.; Stickney, Lisa T. – Journal of Management Education, 2019
The content of most MBA capstone strategic management courses emphasizes general management theory and analytical skill development. Additionally, the design of the capstone is often tasked with providing practical application, integrative thinking, and experiential learning. A common critique of the capstone, however, is its insufficient delivery…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Capstone Experiences, Management Development, Masters Programs
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Whalen, D. Joel – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2019
This article offers readers 13 teaching innovations debuted at the 2018 Association for Business Communication's annual conference in Miami, Florida. The ideas include communication analysis, client assessment and reporting, and oral presentations--all designed to enhance students' communication skill building. Additional assignment support…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Conferences (Gatherings), Business Communication, Teaching Methods
Bui, Hong T. M., Ed.; Nguyen, Hoa T. M., Ed.; Cole, Doug, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
The worldwide marketization of higher education has resulted in a growing pressure on universities' accountability, particularly in terms of more tangible learning outcomes directly related to paying higher tuition fees. Covering globally diverse perspectives, "Innovate Higher Education to Enhance Graduate Employability" uses a range of…
Descriptors: Marketing, Higher Education, Accountability, Universities
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Pedro, Ana; Piedade, João; Matos, João Filipe; Pedro, Neuza – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2019
Purpose: The construction of learning scenarios is a way to plan for teaching activities, promoting the development of skills related to problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. Using learning scenarios as a lesson planning strategy becomes a powerful tool in initial teacher education. On the one hand, it mobilizes…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Teaching Methods, Skill Development, Problem Solving
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Comas-Quinn, Anna –, 2019
This paper reviews three attempts to incorporate technology-enabled online volunteer translation communities into language teaching in formal education. Through taking part in these communities, participants can develop many important skills, including digital, participatory, and information literacy, alongside improving their language skills and…
Descriptors: Translation, Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction