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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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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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Levenburg, Nancy M. – Journal of Education for Business, 1996
Usable responses from 165 business practitioners and 218 business faculty showed significant differences on the perceived importance of general management skills, especially oral/written communication, problem solving, and teamwork. Global awareness, diversity, and project management skills received low rankings from both groups. (SK)
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Business, College Faculty, Higher Education
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Basile, Anthony; D'Aquila, Jill M. – Journal of Education for Business, 2002
Accounting students received either traditional instruction (n=46) or used computer-mediated communication and WebCT course management software. There were no significant differences in attitudes about the course. However, computer users were more positive about course delivery and course management tools. (Contains 17 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Accounting, Computer Assisted Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Courseware
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Hoell, Robert C.; Henry, Gordon O. – Journal of Education for Business, 2003
Electronic communications of human resource professionals and the content of 23 university human resource management courses were categorized using the Human Resource Certification Institute's body of knowledge. Differences between proportion of topics discussed and topics covered in curricula suggest some topics are over- or undertaught.…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Course Content, Graduate Study, Higher Education
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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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Eveleth, Daniel M.; Baker-Eveleth, Lori J. – Journal of Education for Business, 2003
Dialogue skills of 18 management students in a collaborative online activity were assessed using written reports summarizing dialogues and rubrics of dialogue-based behaviors. Students clearly exhibited the behaviors of information gathering, clarifying, checking understanding, personal connecting, and arriving and shared understanding. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education, Communication Skills, Computer Mediated Communication, Dialogs (Language)
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Sharbrough, William C. – Journal of Education for Business, 1988
The idea of participation in planning can be applied to formal report topics in business communication, report writing, and technical writing. A study found that students experience great satisfaction with brainstorming and nominal grouping. (JOW)
Descriptors: Brainstorming, Business Communication, Higher Education, Participant Satisfaction
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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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Lanier, Patricia A.; Tanner, John R.; Zhu, Zhiwei; Heady, Ronald B. – Journal of Education for Business, 1997
According to responses from 166 of 600 management faculty, most believe that incoming students are deficient in writing, verbal, and math skills and are not as motivated as their predecessors. Opinions were similar for public/private and accredited/nonaccredited institutions and for tenured/nontenured and senior/junior faculty. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, College Faculty, Communication Skills, Educational Background
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Ray, Charles M.; And Others – Journal of Education for Business, 1994
Most of the 202 (of 390) human resource managers responding to a survey felt the resume was most important at initial screening, interviewee poise was most important at the interview stage. Communication skills, then problem solving and human relations, were most used to screen and evaluate applicants. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Employment Qualifications, Higher Education, Job Applicants