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Shrader, Charles B.; Ravenscroft, Sue Pickard; Kaufmann, Jeffrey B.; Hansen, Kyle – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2021
Although classroom cheating violates academic standards of behavior, it occurs frequently. Although the research on cheating is extensive, few researchers have interviewed students directly involved in cheating behaviors. We explore interview responses gathered from a cohort of graduate accounting students, some of whom colluded on an assignment,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Accounting, Student Attitudes, Cheating
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Terpend, Regis; Shannon, Patrick – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2021
As organizations continue to expand their implementation of Lean practices, business schools and corporate training organizations have developed numerous games and simulations aimed at teaching Lean concepts in manufacturing settings. However, simulations have lagged behind the most recent adaptations of Lean outside of the factory in services,…
Descriptors: Office Occupations, Office Occupations Education, Educational Games, Business Administration
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Essila, Jean C.; Alhourani, Farouq; Motwani, Jaideep – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2021
Teaching quantitative subjects such as operations management (OM) can be quite challenging. In this article, we present a novel approach that uses simplified concept maps for teaching OM. This application of concept maps was investigated to determine if it helps students to answer questions and to solve OM problems more effectively. Our study used…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Business Administration Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Active Learning
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Ferguson, Mark E.; Drake, Matthew J. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly affected every corner of the world in 2020. It has also emphasized the importance of managing supply chain risk and developing an agile supply chain. Supply chain management instructors will likely want to introduce risk management concepts and strategies into their courses to raise their students' sensitivity…
Descriptors: Risk Management, COVID-19, Pandemics, Business Administration Education
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Kwon, Hee Yoon; Zhang, Jiayuan; Özpolat, Koray; Lin, Yufeng; Ng, Adolf K. Y. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2021
Newspaper op-eds, dedicated to commentary essays from outside of a newspaper, function as a platform for the public to exchange opinions. We designed an op-ed writing assignment as part of a semester-long course project in global supply chain management (SCM). Student teams conducted research on a SCM topic, presented their findings in the…
Descriptors: Newspapers, News Media, Opinions, Writing Assignments
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Lim, Jeen-Su; Heinrichs, John H. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2021
Today's firms are inundated with a huge volume of data and face requirements to use this data to gain and maintain competitive advantage. In this teaching brief, we address the confirmed analytic skills gap by providing context-relevant learning experiences to business students. Specifically, a marketing analytics project development model is…
Descriptors: Marketing, Data Analysis, Business Administration Education, Student Projects
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Roethlein, Christopher J.; McCarthy Byrne, Teresa M.; Visich, John K.; Li, Suhong; Gravier, Michael J. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2021
This article describes a required capstone course for students in the Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) Program at Bryant University, designed to prepare students for a career in supply chain management. Student teams work on semester-long projects for locally and regionally based companies. The projects are supported by all GSCM faculty who…
Descriptors: Capstone Experiences, Business Administration Education, College Students, Required Courses
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Robbins, Thomas R. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2021
Statistics is a difficult subject for many students, but it is also a requirement for most graduate-level business programs. Mastery of difficult subject matter is achieved through repetition. In this article, we review the process for setting up a multiattempt quiz system in an MBA-level introductory statistics course and investigate the impact…
Descriptors: Tests, Statistics Education, Masters Programs, Business Administration Education
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Murray, Lori L.; Wilson, John G. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2021
Summary statistics and data visualizations are often used to explore data and draw preliminary conclusions. Although valuable, these tools do not always reveal the underlying patterns and trends in the data and can sometimes be misleading. We describe an approach for teaching the need for more advanced statistical analysis using multiple linear…
Descriptors: Statistics Education, Teaching Methods, Multiple Regression Analysis, Multivariate Analysis
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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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