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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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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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Brau, Rebekah Inez; Gardner, John W.; Webb, G. Scott; McDonald, Jason K. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2019
We develop a single-class period learning game for the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) improvement cycle. The experiential activity walks teams through the PDSA problem-solving process as they create paper American footballs and improve their performance using each step of the cycle. The game is one of the first to focus on PDSA. Key benefits include…
Descriptors: Supply and Demand, Class Activities, Educational Games, Experiential Learning
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Blau, Gary; Petrucci, Tony; Rivera, Michael; Ghate, Rujuta – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2019
Team-based projects continue to be important for structuring work in many organizations, and employees are increasingly using mobile applications (apps) for peer evaluations as part of a performance appraisals process. Since a graduating student can expect to work in a team at some point in their career, exposure to class-related group projects is…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Oriented Programs, Peer Evaluation, Teamwork
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Surti, Chirag; Celani, Anthony – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2019
The newsvendor problem is a classic problem of decision making under risk that is taught in traditional Operations and Supply Chain Management classes as a single-period inventory problem. We discuss the following three pedagogical points of interest to any instructor tasked with teaching this topic: a) why the newsvendor model is relevant in this…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Risk, Teaching Methods, Active Learning
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Laugerman, Marcia R.; Saunders, Kevin P. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2019
While statistics is an essential topic for business students, many students experience barriers to successful learning due to anxiety, motivation, or difficulty with quantitative understanding. This research examines the use of online videos with an effort to explore the relationship between student characteristics, video usage, and course…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Instructional Films, Statistics, Mathematics Instruction
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Brazhkin, Vitaly; Zimmerman, Honey – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2019
Multiround business simulation games have been gaining popularity in higher education. However, certain aspects of experiential learning of individual students in the game remain unaddressed in research literature. Team assessments, such as team papers, appear a common, "natural" choice given the team-based nature of the games but may…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Business Administration Education, Simulation, Experiential Learning
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Robbins, Thomas R. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2019
This article describes a game used in an MBA-level operations management course to help students understand the concept of the learning curve. Student teams participate in an interactive, hands-on Lego assembly exercise, measuring their times through repeated trials after which they calculate their team's learning curve rate. The exercise is…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Masters Programs, Educational Games, Learning
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Sepulveda Larraguibel, Yerko; Venegas-Muggli, Juan I. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2019
The present study investigates the effects of using thinking routines to promote interactive learning environments on the academic results of tertiary education students enrolled in the Cost and Budgeting course at a Chilean higher education institution during 2016. Using the quasi-experimental methodologies Propensity Score Matching and…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, College Students, Business Administration Education, Grades (Scholastic)
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