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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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Barnes, Laurie L.; Spangenburg, Janice M. – American Journal of Business Education, 2018
Leadership is a concept that has been used for decades and despite what we know about it there are many things left to the unknown. We must keep moving forward to search for answers as we seek to explain the many failures that exist today. For centuries, reports of lackluster and even abusive leadership in organizations have continued to be a…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Failure, Employee Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Wilson, Stefanie D. – American Journal of Business Education, 2018
Educators often struggle with delivering top-notch online courses that create a climate for a fulfilling classroom experience, provide content that translates into immediate action and application, and blends relevance, rigor and a personal touch to the classroom setting. Based on research studies of human intelligence also known as multiple…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Best Practices, Technology Integration, Academic Standards
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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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Solis, Oscar J. – American Journal of Business Education, 2018
An innovative 2015 Financial Education Event utilized collaborative learning, peer-to-peer learning strategies, and multimedia to engage students and deliver financial content. Thirty-three students in a financial counseling class hosted the event for students from a personal finance course as well as the university community. For the event, the…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Cooperative Learning, Multimedia Instruction, Money Management
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Joyner, Donald T. – American Journal of Business Education, 2018
A factor that complicates the posting of the journal entries related to the issue of bonds is that the amount of money received by the issuing company may be different from the face value of the bond. If the bond stated rate is higher than the market interest rate at the time of issue of the bond, the company can sell the bond at a premium; on the…
Descriptors: Recordkeeping, Bond Issues, Money Management, Accounting
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Chen, Jeng-Hong – American Journal of Business Education, 2018
The foreign exchange (FX) market is an important chapter in international finance. Understanding the market microstructure is critical for learning the FX market. To assist students better understand the FX market microstructure, an instructor can use an event study with minute-by-minute quote data provided in the Excel assignment, asking students…
Descriptors: International Trade, Business Administration Education, Assignments, Spreadsheets
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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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