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Audet, Josée; Marcotte, Geneviève – American Journal of Business Education, 2018
In response to the criticisms addressed to business schools, teaching formulas that foster experiential learning are increasingly being put forward. The Missions Commerciales de l'Université Laval (MCUL--Université Laval Trade Missions) is a training program designed to foster experiential learning. This program extends over an entire academic…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, International Trade, Personality Traits
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Russell, David T.; Chong, James T.; Phillips, G. Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2018
Consumers face hard choices when they need cash quickly. Hard choices can lead to emotional or economically unsound decisions. Traditional classroom discussions of raising funds to pay for expenses usually focus on generating income, borrowing, or the sale of real and financial assets, if hardship is discussed at all. However, many families have…
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Insurance, Credit (Finance), Decision Making
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Stevens, Chad M.; Schneider, Elizabeth; Bederman-Miller, Patricia – American Journal of Business Education, 2018
This paper explores post-secondary faculty perceptions of awareness and preparedness relating to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Institutions of higher education are businesses. The largest threat to sustained viability for many businesses is litigation. Business-related litigation is often the result of non-employment discrimination or…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Compliance (Legal)
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Chong, James; Jennings, William P.; Phillips, G. Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2018
When a portfolio is not actively managed to maintain a fixed investment percentage in each asset but rather maintains a fixed number of shares for each asset, the portfolio weights will change over time because the market returns of the different assets will not be the same. Consequently, portfolio betas computed as a linear combination of asset…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Marketing, Investment, Business Skills
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Fish, Laurel J.; Halcoussis, Dennis; Phillips, G. Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
The Monte Carlo method and related multiple imputation methods are traditionally used in math, physics and science to estimate and analyze data and are now becoming standard tools in analyzing business and financial problems. However, few sources explain the application of the Monte Carlo method for individuals and business professionals who are…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Monte Carlo Methods, Spreadsheets, Simulation
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Shanklin, Stephen B.; Ehlen, Craig R. – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
This paper extends the use of the Monopoly® board game as an economic simulation exercise designed to reinforce an understanding of how the accounting cycle impacts the financial statements used to evaluate management performance. This extension adds elements of debt not previously utilized to allow for an introduction of the fundamentals of ratio…
Descriptors: Games, Teaching Methods, Simulation, Accounting
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Arnold, William W. – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
A commitment to voluntary service that benefits others was reinforced for students who authored an e-book on service as a class project in a senior business course. The immersive experience of writing short essays that focused on service shifted students' motivations toward service and solidified their intentions to continue with service after…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Service Learning, Business Administration Education, Generational Differences
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Moosavian, Seyyed Ali Zeytoon Nejad – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
In the past few decades, two novel variations of syllabus have emerged: namely "the Graphic Syllabus" and "the Interactive Syllabus". Each of these two variations of syllabus has its own special advantages. The present paper argues that there could be devised a new combined version of the two mentioned variations, called…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Economics Education, Teaching Methods, Course Organization
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Mehta, Kamlesh; Uhlig, Ronald – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
This paper examines the potential of business administration vs. computer science degrees in terms of earnings, job security, and job satisfaction. The paper focuses on earnings potential five years and ten years after the completion of business administration and computer science degrees. Moreover, the paper presents the income changes with…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Business Administration Education, Income, Salaries
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Mitchell, Jeannette C.; Mitchell, Johanna E. – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
This study evaluates an interactive web-based homework designed to increase student understanding in a principles of microeconomics course. Employing concepts from Action Research, the preliminary investigation was undertaken based on assumptions about the efficacy of online educational resources. Do students who do well on online homework improve…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Homework, Economics Education, Microeconomics
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Naidu, Jaideep T.; Sanford, John F. – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
Standard textbooks in core Statistics and Management Science classes present various examples to introduce basic probability concepts to undergraduate business students. These include tossing of a coin, throwing a die, and examples of that nature. While these are good examples to introduce basic probability, we use improvised versions of Russian…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Statistics, Probability
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Schikora, Paul F. – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
With the growth in distance education offerings, instructors who now teach quantitative material via the web have been faced with many challenges. Foremost has been the need to develop appropriate methods for teaching such material to students who are not physically in the classroom. Methodologies that have traditionally been taught in a highly…
Descriptors: Charts, Spreadsheets, Distance Education, Web Based Instruction
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Mangiero, George A.; Kraten, Michael – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
Financial analysts generally create static formulas for the computation of NPV. When they do so, however, it is not readily apparent how sensitive the value of NPV is to changes in multiple interdependent and interrelated variables. It is the aim of this paper to analyze this variability by employing a dynamic, visually graphic presentation using…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Visual Aids, Computer Graphics, Business Administration Education
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Estelami, Hooman – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
The use of distance learning methods by universities has experienced significant growth over the past two decades. While this growth has been witnessed nearly equally across the various academic disciplines, it represents unique opportunities in business education. In this article we will profile how technological innovations in distance learning…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Business Administration Education, Innovation, Technological Advancement
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Campbell, Robert D. – American Journal of Business Education, 2017
This paper presents an example of an approach to teaching financial theory at the college and post-graduate levels that I call "teaching backwards". In the more traditional approach, instructors begin by explaining financial theory, then proceed to give examples of the way this theory can be applied to a business problem, structuring…
Descriptors: College Students, Teaching Methods, Money Management, Economics Education
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