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Johnson, Marina E.; Albizri, Abdullah; Jain, Rashmi – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2020
Recent technological advancements in data storage and processing have changed how companies conduct their business. An increasing number of firms have started putting their efforts in extracting information from their databases to improve profitability and reduce costs using quantitative approaches. Thus, the job market has been experiencing a…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Business Administration Education, Business, Databases
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Swart, William W.; MacLeod, Kenneth R. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2020
We show how the principles of flipped learning that have been successfully applied to analytics classes taught face-to-face (F2F) at the undergraduate and graduate levels were emulated in corresponding online classes. Student satisfaction in the online flipped analytics classes was compared to student satisfaction in the F2F flipped analytics…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Conventional Instruction, College Students, Student Satisfaction
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Paul, Jomon A.; MacDonald, Leo – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2020
In recent years, analytics has gained considerable momentum in both industry as well as academia. This study aims to develop an analytics curriculum for undergraduate and graduate programs by identifying skill-based gaps between industry and academia and then clustering them based on methodological and semantic similarities among other criteria.…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Teaching Methods, Semantics, Undergraduate Students
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Yang, Zhiguo; Guo, Xiang – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2020
Hadoop is a well-known big data system and a subject covered in many big data courses. This article describes two role play games for teaching the two fundamental components in the Hadoop framework, MapReduce and Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). In the games, students form teams and play different roles as a part of a Hadoop cluster. The…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Class Activities
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Stanton, Wilbur W.; Stanton, Angela D'Auria – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2020
Fact-based decision making is changing job functions within organizations more than any other technology. Analytics, once the purview of the data scientist, is now spread throughout organizations. No longer is there a single job title, job function, or set of required skills and credentials for an analytics career. Companies have moved away from…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Data Analysis, Business Schools, Business Administration Education
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Speier-Pero, Cheri; Schoenherr, Tobias – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2020
Industry demand for talented analytics professionals has created a significant increase in degree programs (e.g., MS in Analytics) around the globe. Many of these programs incorporate experiential learning in the curriculum to foster a deeper understanding. This article focuses on the value and challenges in implementing experiential learning in…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Business Administration Education, Talent, Experiential Learning
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Fawcett, Stanley E.; Giraud-Carrier, Francois Charles; Fawcett, Amydee M. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2020
Students select majors like supply chain management largely because they want to obtain a high-paying job at graduation. They expect that after 4 or 5 years of studies, they will be ready to achieve early-career success. Data, however, reveal that students often are not prepared. Recruiters are noticing. In various studies, employers say that a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Majors (Students), Education Work Relationship, Career Readiness
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Park, ChongWoo; Kim, Dong-gook – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2020
Online learning has become more popular in higher education with its advantages of flexibility and accessibility. However, there have been challenges to students' learning experience in online learning. One critical challenge would be providing interactions between students and instructors as good or effective as in the face-to-face environment.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Gender Differences, Interpersonal Relationship
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Eveleth, Daniel M.; Baker-Eveleth, Lori J.; Stone, Robert W. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2020
This research describes a DuPont Model activity used in an introduction to business course. An in-class activity stimulated students' confidence in their ability to apply the fundamental accounting principles building upon students' knowledge of a lemonade stand. Accounting is often viewed by students in introductory courses as "a foreign…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Administration Education, Self Efficacy, Knowledge Level
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Isabelle, Diane A. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2020
Gamification--the use of gameplay mechanics for nongame applications--enables learning by doing, yet questions abound about its effectiveness for education. This teaching brief reports on the gamification of an entrepreneurship course using a stand-alone gamification platform integrated with Shopify, a global e-commerce platform for online stores.…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration Education, Experiential Learning
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Mills, Robert J.; Beaulieu, Tanya Y.; Feldon, David F.; Olsen, David H. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2020
ABSTRACT For some time, there has been a call for cross-disciplinary teaching within the business disciplines. With the rise of data and analytics, there is an opportunity for cross-disciplinary teaching by integrating technology throughout the business curriculum. However, many business professors have little experience in cross-disciplinary…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Instructional Effectiveness, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Hoefle, Scott; Ott, Willard B.; Scherpereel, Christopher M.; Williams, Susan K. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2020
We describe our process for transforming a traditional, core operations management/supply chain management (OM/SCM) course into an experiential, integrated, and coordinated course. We developed a vision to create a course that all business majors would find engaging and relevant and that faculty would teach consistently and at the same level of…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Majors (Students), Experiential Learning, Management Systems
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Johnson, Laquanda Leaven; Kelly, Stephanie – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2020
This study investigates how student dissent behaviors are affected by student predispositions (i.e., math anxiety and self-efficacy) in supply chain related courses. The data support a model in which students' vengeful dissent behaviors are indirectly induced by these predispositions through the mediation of perceived immediacy. It is critical for…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Predictor Variables, Dissent, Student Behavior
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MacLeod, Kenneth R.; Swart, William W.; Paul, Ravi C. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2019
This article applies Deming's Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle of continual improvement to a course taught with both blended and online sections. It uses Relative Proximity Theory, an extension of the Theory of Transactional Distance, to measure the quality of online/blended learning as a function of the obstacles to a student's full engagement with…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Proximity, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality
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Choi, Sangdo – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2019
Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) courses may cover supply chain strategies, supply chain classification, and supply chain performance. Familiarity with various manufacturing and logistics firms would help students to better understand such topics. Information on the Dow Jones Industrial Average indexed firms and top 50 supply chain…
Descriptors: Supply and Demand, Business Administration Education, Industry, Classification
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