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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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Lynch, David H.; Murranka, Patricia – Journal of Education for Business, 2002
Responses from 254 of 990 Association for Business Communication Members revealed that only 11% used competency-based instruction to teach business/management communication. Barriers to use included satisfaction with traditional instruction, lack of knowledge, lack of incentives/resources, difficulty scheduling facilities, and student inability to…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Business Communication, Competency Based Education, Higher Education
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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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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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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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Williams, Julie Ann Stuart; Reid, Randall C. – Journal of Education for Business, 2010
The authors describe how to structure a memo format for homework assignments in which a manager requests analysis of a particular issue from the student. The student must respond with a memo stating a recommendation and describing the solution approach. The results from using the memo format include improved student performance and professional…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Communication Skills, Problem Solving, Homework
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Lai, Ming Ming; Kwan, Jing Hui; Kadir, Hazlina Abdul; Abdullah, Mahdhir; Yap, Voon Choong – Journal of Education for Business, 2010
The present article examines the effectiveness, teaching, assessment methods, and the importance of finance concepts in three undergraduate finance courses in a private university in Malaysia. Approximately 224 undergraduates (finance majors) were surveyed and demonstrated positive attitudes toward the effectiveness of the finance subjects. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Colleges, Fundamental Concepts, Money Management
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Akan, Obasi Haki – Journal of Education for Business, 2005
By taking a postmodern ontology that elevates becoming over the modern ontology of being, the author of this article proposes a theory and describes a method that teachers can use to enhance students' cooperative learning of management principles. The author asserts that the social construction of learning groups is an effect of organizing…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Learning Experience, Postmodernism
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Tanyel, Faruk; Mitchell, Mark A.; McAlum, Harry G. – Journal of Education for Business, 1999
Compared to earlier studies, the skills and abilities expected of graduates identified in a survey of 151 employers and 129 business-school faculty showed significant differences. Employers rated oral/written communication, decision making, and creativity most important. For faculty, ethical values, project management, and persuasive ability were…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Employer Attitudes
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Brewer, Peggy D.; Brewer, Virgil L. – Journal of Education for Business, 1995
Strategies for managing diversity in business colleges include projecting future representation in personnel and students, rectifying underrepresentation of any groups, training staff/faculty, having open communication networks, including diversity issues and courses in the curriculum, and working with area businesses. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Administration, Higher Education
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