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Grandzol, Christian J.; Grandzol, John R. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2018
Supply chain design and constraint management are widely-adopted techniques in industry, necessitating that operations and supply chain educators teach these topics in ways that enhance student learning and retention, optimize resource utilization (especially time), and maximize student interest. The Chantey Castings Simulation provides a platform…
Descriptors: Supply and Demand, Information Management, Experiential Learning, Simulation
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Rienzo, Thomas; Chen, Kuanchin – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2018
Analytics is getting a great deal of attention in both industrial and academic venues. Organizations of all types are becoming more serious about transforming data from a variety of sources into insight, and analytics is the key to that transformation. Academic institutions are rapidly responding to the demand for analytics talent, with hundreds…
Descriptors: Business Schools, Business Administration Education, Data Analysis, Skill Development
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Eom, Sean B.; Ashill, Nicholas J. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2018
The past several decades of e-learning empirical research have advanced our understanding of the effective management of critical success factors (CSFs) of e-learning. Meanwhile, the proliferation of measures of dependent and independent variables has been overelaborated. We argue that a significant reduction in dependent and independent variables…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Success, Models, College Students
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Bayley, Tiffany; Hurst, Ada – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2018
The design of balanced assembly lines, especially when considering workforce, material, and cycle time factors, is an important managerial decision-making activity in manufacturing firms. Numerous active learning activities are available to assist instructors in teaching assembly line balancing to students. While effective in improving student…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Blended Learning, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Industry
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Angolia, Mark G.; Pagliari, Leslie R. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2018
This teaching brief describes a three-echelon supply chain simulation that involves complex decision making in a dynamic environment. Using a team-based logistics simulation operating on a live commercial-software application (SAP ERP) as a foundation, a supplemental exercise is proposed for deeper learning of transportation and logistics aspects…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Supply and Demand, Information Management, Simulation
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Paul, Rik; Ponnam, Abhilash – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2018
Services are intangible in nature. For a marketing educator, it is difficult to illustrate to students the means of creating favorable customer experiences through standard lectures or case studies in a services context, considering this intangibility property. This paper describes a simple role playing game that uses the Chinese puzzle 'Tangram'…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Retailing, Distributive Education, Business Administration Education
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Ramos Salazar, Leslie – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2018
Because business statistics students often experience a lack of statistical motivation, business educators need to understand the factors that influence students' motivation levels in undergraduate-level business statistics courses. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of math self-efficacy and self-compassion on students' motivation…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Self Efficacy, Statistics, Student Motivation
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Hartley, Janet L.; Eboch, Karen; Gilberg, Jonathan – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2017
Although role-plays can be effective teaching tools for buyer-supplier negotiation, learning can be somewhat limited because typically novices are negotiating with each other. We describe how we collaborated with a corporate partner, CACI International, to develop and implement a repeatable sourcing and negotiation role-play that helps to address…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Teaching Methods, Cooperation, School Business Relationship
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LeMaire, Ryan; Fisher, Kirk; Watson, Edward F., III – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2017
This article reports on an innovative MBA elective consulting course that attempts to address how to better prepare inexperienced MBA students for a competitive job market. This article is a best practice paper designed to provide insights and encouragement to educators.
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Educational Innovation, Elective Courses
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Asamoah, Daniel Adomako; Sharda, Ramesh; Hassan Zadeh, Amir; Kalgotra, Pankush – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2017
In this article, we present an experiential perspective on how a big data analytics course was designed and delivered to students at a major Midwestern university. In reference to the "MSIS 2006 Model Curriculum," we designed this course as a level 2 course, with prerequisites in databases, computer programming, statistics, and data…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Instructional Design, College Seniors, Assignments
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Gerhart, Natalie; Peak, Daniel; Prybutok, Victor R. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2017
This research builds a new model by drawing upon e-textbook adoption models developed in two recent publications, which share similarities but have different findings. Although they both achieve positive results, these two prior e-textbook studies employ different methods and background theories. This research bridges these earlier models and…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Textbooks, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Jassawalla, Avan R.; Sashittal, Hemant C. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2017
The article presents findings from a two-stage study that examined student perceptions of peer evaluations (PEs) conducted in undergraduate business classroom teams. In stage 1, we used qualitative research to identify constructs focal in students' PE-related cognitive schemas and developed grounded measurement scales and hypotheses about their…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Peer Evaluation, Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education
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Kendall, Julie E.; Kendall, Kenneth E. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2017
One distinctive requirement of Executive Education is the need to integrate the corporate experiences of participants and frame them within a common body of knowledge wherein experiences can be shared, analyzed, and absorbed by all participants. What might customarily arise out of classroom camaraderie must now be technologically designed and…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Online Courses, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication
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Jacobson, Dax; Chapman, Richard; Ye, Christine; Van Os, Jerry – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2017
Executive education (EE) has been an important part of business school offerings for nearly as long as there have been business schools. Similarly, business schools were among the first in higher education to adopt online approaches as a means for course delivery. Despite this experience, few business schools have been able to successfully…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Management Development, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Klotz, Dorothy E.; Wright, Thomas A. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2017
This article highlights a best practice approach that showcases the highly successful deployment of a hybrid course delivery structure for an Operations core course in an Executive MBA Program. A key design element of the approach was the modular design of both the course itself and the learning materials. While other hybrid deployments may stress…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Business Administration Education, Graduate Study, Best Practices
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