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Noe, Kelly – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the development, implementation and outcome of a field-based learning flow-charting project that was conducted in an accounting information systems (AIS) course. The emphasis for the project was strengthening the students' critical thinking skills. This paper advances AIS education by sharing a field-based…
Descriptors: Accounting, Information Systems, Flow Charts, Field Experience Programs
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Seevers, Matthew T.; Johnson, Bryan R.; Darnold, Todd C. – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
This study examines personality factors as antecedents of student social capital. We hypothesize relationships between two constructs taken from the five-factor model of personality (agreeableness and extraversion) and two variables that reflect a student's social capital (quantity of ties and strength of ties) in an academic setting. Analysis of…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Social Capital
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Roe, C. William; Toma, Alfred G.; Yallapragada, RamMohan R. – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
Online degree programs were probably pioneered by for-profit universities such as University of Phoenix. Many online degree programs were initially considered low quality academic programs compared to traditional programs. Therefore, many public and private universities were slow to adopt the online programs. However, gradually more and more…
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Administration Education, Masters Programs, Program Development
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O'Neill, Patrick B.; Harsell, Dana Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
The authors describe the theoretical preparation provided to students in advance of a limited-duration experiential learning experience in Washington DC in a Master's level course for students in Business or Public Administration. The students consider theoretical perspectives from economics, political science, and public administration with…
Descriptors: Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, Experiential Learning
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Grossman, Amanda M.; Johnson, Leigh R. – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
The perceptions of faculty members, who design and evaluate online accounting coursework content, are an important consideration in determining the quality inherent in such content. This study reports the results of a survey which examines accounting faculty members' attitudes towards online education (measured as their willingness to accept…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Accounting, Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses
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Kuzma, Ann; Kuzma, John; Thiewes, Harold – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
The purpose of our study is to examine business students' perceptions of their online class experience relative to the traditional in-class experience; specifically, whether a descriptive, theoretical or analytical course would be preferred as an online or traditional course. Two hundred and ninety students enrolled in upper-level business courses…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Student Attitudes, Majors (Students), Difficulty Level
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Hutchins, Teresa D. – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
This paper describes the transition that the Anisfield School of Business of Ramapo College of New Jersey made from a conventional Writing Across the Curriculum approach to a Writing Across the Business Core approach. The impetus for the change is explained as well as the creation and design of the program. The document driven program is analyzed,…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Writing Across the Curriculum, Content Area Writing, Curriculum
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Cline, Melinda; St. John, Jeremy; Guynes, Carl S. – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
The purpose of this paper is to report a summary of the results of a study which examined the appropriateness of using business school students as surrogates for IT professionals by comparing cognitive styles, physiological characteristics, and basic demographic data among the two groups. Cognitive style refers to the way individuals think,…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Cognitive Style, Demography, Psychological Characteristics
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Eisner, Susan – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
Literature finds mentoring to be a substantive, enduring practice in widespread arena, and among the attributes associated with career success and satisfaction. This paper provides a tangible mentoring model that has been operational for several years, and which applies what the literature proscribes to higher education academic settings. The…
Descriptors: Mentors, Faculty Development, Success, Participant Satisfaction
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Gilfoil, David M.; Aukers, Steven M.; Jobs, Charles G. – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
Over the past decade, Web 2.0 has brought a wealth of opportunities for improving marketing effectiveness; social media platforms, in particular, have proven to be exceptional tools for realizing growth potential. The big question for businesses used to be how to measure and report financial return on investment (ROI) for social media ad spend to…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Outcomes of Education, Marketing, Advertising
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Mohrweis, Lawrence C.; Shinham, Kathe M. – American Journal of Business Education, 2015
This study illustrates an active learning approach using instant feedback cards in the first course in accounting. The objectives of this study are to (1) describe instant feedback cards and (2) show how this tool, when used in an active learning environment, can enhance learning. We examined whether students exposed to immediate feedback…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Active Learning, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies
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Ward, Terry J.; Foote, Rebecca A.; Phillips, Mary E. – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
Due to concerns about student performance in Intermediate Accounting I, our Department of Accounting established an Intermediate Readiness Committee in the spring of 2006 to create a developmental program for students entering Intermediate I, with the goal of improving performance in that course. Over the next two years, the Committee established…
Descriptors: Intervention, Accounting, Introductory Courses, Program Development
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Bahouth, Saba; Hartmann, David; Willis, Geoff – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
The disciplines of logistics and supply chain management have the potential of having many areas of emphasis. Universities that have some kind of emphasis in this field have developed programs that depend on the need of potential employers and their own faculty mix. Several studies have previously looked at how universities deal with this field at…
Descriptors: Universities, Undergraduate Study, College Curriculum, Relevance (Education)
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Cooper, Brett; Naatus, Mary Kate – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
This article summarizes the existing research on social media as a learning tool in higher education and adds to the literature on incorporating social media tools into collegiate business education by suggesting specific course content areas of business where LinkedIn exercises and training can be incorporated. LinkedIn as a classroom tool cannot…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Higher Education, Business Administration Education, Educational Technology
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Larkin, Joseph M. – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
Virtually all states now require candidates for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination and subsequent licensure to have completed 150 semester hours of college education. The rationale behind this requirement is to improve the preparation of students entering the profession and to increase their chances of successful completion of the…
Descriptors: Accounting, Higher Education, Certification, Licensing Examinations (Professions)
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