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Snyder, Jason L.; Lee-Partridge, Joo Eng; Jarmoszko, A. Tomasz; Petkova, Olga; D'Onofrio, Marianne J. – Journal of Education for Business, 2014
The authors utilized a quasiexperimental design across sections of managerial communication and management information systems classes (N = 212) to test the impact of compulsory attendance policies on student absenteeism and performance. Students in the compulsory attendance policy condition received an attendance policy that punished excessive…
Descriptors: College Students, Attendance, Quasiexperimental Design, Comparative Analysis
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Conrad, David; Newberry, Robert – Journal of Education for Business, 2012
Despite academia's best efforts there still remains a gap in communication skills desired by business practitioners and those delivered by new graduates. The authors suggest that this may be the result of practitioners demanding outcome-based skills and academia teaching basic non-business-specific fundamentals of communications. An examination of…
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Administration Education, Communication Skills, Business Communication
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Osmani, Mohamad; Weerakkody, Vishanth; Hindi, Nitham – Journal of Education for Business, 2017
Higher education institutes are facing increasing pressure to ensure that graduates are equipped with the right set of attributes that will make them desirable to potential employers. To deal with this pressure, universities have for some time been embedding employability attributes into their curriculum through classroom-based teaching and…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Lim, Yet-Mee; Lee, Teck Heang; Yap, Ching Seng; Ling, Chui Ching – Journal of Education for Business, 2016
The authors examine the issue of employability of university accounting students from the perspectives of accounting firm employers, junior auditors, accounting lecturers, and accounting students. Areas of investigation include perceived importance of employability skills and desirable personal qualities; and early employment problems encountered…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Job Skills, Individual Characteristics, Employment Problems
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Marshall, Leisa Lynn – Journal of Education for Business, 2007
In this article, the author examines the validity of performing assurance of learning (AOL) activities at the degree program level (e.g., bachelor's level) and the major level (e.g., accounting, finance). She examines 3 learning goals: management-specific knowledge, problem solving, and communication. The results strongly suggest that the AOL…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Undergraduate Study, Problem Solving, Knowledge Level
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Chung, Christina; Ackerman, David – Journal of Education for Business, 2015
The authors look at student perceptions regarding the adoption and usage of Moodle. Self-efficacy theory and the Technology Acceptance Model were applied to understand student reactions to instructor implementation of classroom management software Moodle. They also looked at how the learning styles of students impacted their reactions to Moodle.…
Descriptors: Student Reaction, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Student Attitudes
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Alshare, Khaled A.; Lane, Peggy L.; Miller, Donald – Journal of Education for Business, 2011
As the importance of communication skills for students, regardless of their disciplines, becomes evident, it is important to determine whether colleges provide students with adequate opportunities to acquire such skills. The authors compared information systems (IS) educator and student perceptions of communication skills in IS curricula. Gender,…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Business Communication, College Students, Communication Skills
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Ackerman, David; Chung, Christina; Sun, Jerry Chih-Yuan – Journal of Education for Business, 2014
The authors look at how business instructor needs are fulfilled by classroom management software (CMS), such as Moodle, and why instructors are sometimes slow to implement it. Instructors at different universities provided both qualitative and quantitative responses regarding their use of CMS. The results indicate that the top needs fulfilled by…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Integrated Learning Systems
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Sloan, Thomas; Lewis, David – Journal of Education for Business, 2011
The authors report the results of a cross-class project involving sophomore-level students in an Operations Analysis (OA) class with junior-level students in an Operations Management (OM) class. The students formed virtual teams and developed a simulation model of a call center. The OM students provided the management expertise, while the OA…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Operations Research, Virtual Classrooms, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Kass, Darrin; Grandzol, Christian; Bommer, William – Journal of Education for Business, 2012
Consistent with previous research, the authors found that the combined use of undergraduate grade point average and the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) verbal and quantitative sections successfully predicted performance in a master of business administration (MBA) program. However, these measures did not successfully predict the…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Grade Point Average, Program Effectiveness, Business Administration Education
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Hyman, Michael R.; Hu, Jing – Journal of Education for Business, 2005
The need to improve the professional skills of those with marketing degrees has spurred surveys of current students, alumni, practitioners, and faculty about the importance of various professional skills; however, previous surveys of marketing faculty have focused only on computer skills. To address this limitation, the goals of this study were…
Descriptors: Marketing, Business Administration Education, Job Skills, Teacher Attitudes
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Cann, Cynthia W.; Brumagim, Alan L. – Journal of Education for Business, 2008
The authors present the case of one business college's use of project management techniques as tools for accomplishing Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International maintenance of accreditation. Using these techniques provides an efficient and effective method of organizing maintenance efforts. In addition, using…
Descriptors: Maintenance, Case Studies, Management Information Systems, Goal Orientation
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Smith, Lois J.; Clements, Christine; Olson, Janet E. – Journal of Education for Business, 2010
In a quest to improve student learning and simultaneously to satisfy accrediting agencies, colleges make decisions about how to assess knowledge or content as students graduate. The authors address the strengths and weaknesses of locally developed exams as contrasted to national, standardized tools, and describe a process for developing local…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Collegiality, Accreditation (Institutions), Higher Education
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Marcal, Leah E.; Hennessey, Judith E.; Curren, Mary T.; Roberts, William W. – Journal of Education for Business, 2005
In this study, the authors investigated whether completion of a business communications course improved student performance in an introductory marketing management course. Regression analysis indicated that students who completed the communications course received higher grades than the otherwise comparable students. In addition, marketing majors…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Academic Achievement, Business Education, Regression (Statistics)
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Plice, Robert K.; Reinig, Bruce A. – Journal of Education for Business, 2009
A recent Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (2006) task force called for increased interaction between business schools and the business community to identify essential skill sets and help with the curriculum-management process. An information systems curriculum-assessment study solicited input from recent alumni working in the…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Alumni, Business, Community Relations
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