Journal of the Academy of Business Education

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Vol. 19, Spring

Use of Pinterest to Promote Teacher-Student Relationships in a Higher Education Computer Information Systems Course
INTRODUCTIONTeacher-student relationships (TSR), the academic relationships between students and teachers, have been identified as important in educational environments [Hagenauer et al., 2014] and been researched rather extensively at the primary and...
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To Catch a Trader: A Video Case Study of Insider Trading 1
INTRODUCTIONTraining students to understand and behave in an ethical manner is an important part of any business education. New graduates who engage in unlawful activities, whether knowingly or not, may find a promising career derailed, or worse yet,...
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Accounting for Faculty Sufficiency and Qualification Indicators for AACSB International's Accounting And/or Business Accreditation
(ProQuest: ... denotes formula omitted.)INTRODUCTIONAACSB International's (AACSB) Accounting Standard A4 (related to Business Standard 5) Accounting Faculty Sufficiency and Deployment and Accounting Standard A9 (related to Business Standard 15) Accounting...
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People, Profit, and Promotion: When Health Care Is Business
INTRODUCTIONJenny Kingsley plopped into her chair after giving her fourth informational tour of the day. For a Tuesday, the day had been extraordinarily busy, with families walking in, gathering information, and wanting to view Sunset Point, the assisted...
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Acknowledging the "M" in MIS: Managing a Data Breach Crisis
INTRODUCTIONTechnology is the proverbial two-edged sword. Despite enabling tremendous advancements in human interaction on many fronts, the internet, especially accessed via wireless communication, has created a playground for hackers of all stripes....
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There Is No Free Lunch: Understanding and Preventing Estate Planning Fraud
INTRODUCTIONFinancial planners are expected to oversee all facets of a client's financial affairs and are often instrumental in guiding clients in their estate planning needs. For example, they help to shape the client's financial goals, evaluate a client's...
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The Effect of Active Learning Activities on Knowledge Acquisition and Knowledge Application
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)INTRODUCTIONStudies on the effect of employing active versus passive learning activities on learning outcomes have mixed findings. Some studies [e.g., Chu and Libby, 2010; Hermanson, 1994] have found that active...
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You Can Lead a Horse to Water but You Can't Make Him Edit: Varied Effects of Feedback on Grammar across Upper-Division Business Students
INTRODUCTIONThe value of good written communication skills for business students is clear based on feedback from faculty and employers [Enos, 2010; Kellogg and Whiteford, 2009; Parent et al., 2011]. Most college freshmen have confidence in their writing...
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Sales Role Play . . . Take Two . . . Action! Using Video Capture Technology to Improve Student Performance
INTRODUCTIONExperiential learning has gone from a new fad to a staple of the marketing classroom [Forman, 2012]. Its positive impact on student success is well documented across a wide variety of coursework, particularly in equipping students with capabilities...
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Why Can't I Just Google It? Factors Impacting Millennials Use of Databases in an Introductory Course
INTRODUCTIONThe millennials have arrived and are virtually reshaping the technology, the curriculum, and the existing pedagogy in most universities. They have arrived not only with a unique set of expectations but also with a unique set of skills, which...
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A Taxonomic Guide to University-Level Writing Assignments
I.INTRODUCTIONWhile the debate over whether or not higher education is worth the cost probably started on the North American continent when Harvard University was chartered in 1636, it certainly continues into the 21st century. With college tuition continuing...
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Maximizing the Educational Investment with a Required Personal and Professional Development Program for Business Majors
INTRODUCTIONHigher education costs have soared 1,120% since 1978, four times faster than the increase in the consumer price index. Rising tuition and the trillion-dollar debt that students have accumulated have led to the government recognizing that...
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The Firm, the Market, and the Rising Finance Professional
INTRODUCTIONCommitment to a planned occupation is a critical factor in student retention [Bain et al., 2013]. Morgan et al. [2006] note that a first course in finance is offered for freshman and sophomores at only 15 percent of schools. As a result of...
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Using Trading Platforms for Simulated Trading in the Financial Derivatives Course
INTRODUCTIONUsing computer-based simulations in the classroom has become common as the level of computer technology has advanced and the number of simulation software packages has increased. In teaching investment management, the use of computer-based...
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Vol. 18, Spring

Certifying Business Courses through Quality Matters
INTRODUCTIONThe demand for online education continues to increase. The market for online higher education could reach $32 billion in the United States in 2015, up from $25 billion in 2012 [Eduventures, 2015], which indicates a 28 percent increase injust...
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Teaching "Big Data" in a Business School: Insights from an Undergraduate Course in Big Data Analytics
INTRODUCTIONFew analytics-related topics have recently garnered more attention than "big data." What is "big data"? The Opentracker website lists 32 definitions of "big data" from a variety of sources ["Definitions of Big Data," 2014]. These definitions...
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Using Mergers and Acquisitions and Socratic Pedagogy to Facilitate Critical Thinking on Relevance versus Faithful Representation in Financial Reporting
INTRODUCTIONDeveloping critical thinking skills in our students has become increasingly important as the landscape of higher education continues to change to keep pace with a more global, complex, and ever-changing world. For instance, "Mentions of critical...
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Yo Professor! A Model for Improving Business Students' Professional Behavior
INTRODUCTIONA common concern among college faculty today is that their undergraduate students are ill mannered and rude, as well as unprepared for the rigors of college work. Examples of these behaviors range from the lack of basic etiquette practices,...
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Integrating Online Career-Development Skills in a Management Course: Findings of Increased Career Confidence and Adult Development
INTRODUCTIONDebate about the benefit of a college education is stirring as the efficiency of higher education is increasingly challenged [Powell, Gilleland, & Pearson, 2012] in relation to rising tuition and graduates' employment trends [Abel &...
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Empirical Evidence on the Effectiveness of the Cash Is King Method: An Easy Way to Understand Debits and Credits
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)I.INTRODUCTIONTeaching the fundamental skills of accounting and financial reporting, particularly the accrual model, is often challenging for instructors. As accounting educators, we all have our fair shares of...
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Supplier Managed Inventory in Boutique Manufacturing: A Chance to Build a Better Performing Supply Chain?
INTRODUCTIONWhile studying Gilt-Edge Thermoplastic's objectives for the next year, Quentin Claiborne, President of the proprietary thermoplastics manufacturer, was interrupted by Lucia Roth's delicate request: "Quentin, may I have a word with you?" Quentin...
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Concept Mapping - A Graphical Tool to Enhance Learning in an Introductory Cost or Managerial Accounting Course
INTRODUCTIONThe Accounting Education Change Commission was created in 1990 to address perceived problems in accounting education in existence at that time [AECC, 1990]. In its Position Statement #1, the commission affirmed that accounting programs should...
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Taking Subjectivity out of Grading College Classroom Participation
I.INTRODUCTIONCurrent literature supports the notion that students learn better when they are actively participating in class [Auster and MacRone, 1994; Kember and Gow, 1994; McKinney and Graham-Buxton, 1993; Petonito, 1991; Rau and Sherman Heyl, 1990;...
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Analogies and Students' Understanding of Similarity in Business
INTRODUCTIONThe concept of similarity or relatedness of businesses or business situations has been identified as an important factor in business performance. In the context of corporate diversification, the similarity between the parent's core business...
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A Better Way to Teach Principles of Microeconomics? Evidence from the Classroom
INTRODUCTIONAs instructors of Principles of Microeconomics, or other business courses, we are often looking for ways to increase the success of students taking our courses. In particular, Principles of Microeconomics has long been an area of poor performance...
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Vol. 18, Winter

A Financial Wellness Check-Up for Students
INTRODUCTIONW. Edwards Deming and Shigeo Shingo were among the quality gurus of the mid to late 1900s. Through their efforts a major paradigm shift from final inspection to early detection was introduced in manufacturing. In his book Out of the Crisis...
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Learning How to Delegate: An In-Basket Exercise
"What business schools teach doesn't always correspond to what managers value." [Porter, 2007]INTRODUCTION"Empowerment" has been a popular topic in the management literature since the 1980s [e.g., Block, 1987; Conger, 1989; Conger and Kanungo, 1988]...
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A Study of MBA Students' Perceptions toward Business Leadership Pedagogy
INTRODUCTIONDo non-native speakers who learn business leadership concepts in English interpret the new information similarly in their native language as in English? Although non-native English speakers use English while working and learning in business...
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Integrating the Marketing Research and Marketing Strategy Courses
INTRODUCTIONMarketing Research is required in most marketing curricula since research informs marketing decisions. However, as noted in the literature and as instructors of research have observed, many students approach the research course with dread...
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Teaching Entrepreneurship Students about Social Media and New Ventures: A Primer
INTRODUCTIONMany companies are embracing the social media era and are increasingly focusing time, effort, and money on social media. Importantly, many companies are integrating social media into their overall marketing strategies. This is a clear change...
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Business Computer Skills 102-Teaching MSOffice 2013 in the Classroom
INTRODUCTIONNumerous studies have been conducted on various pedagogical facets of learning and teaching-both in the classroom and online [Bernard et al., 2004; Coppola, Hiltz, and Rotter, 2002]. However, the ongoing emphasis on turning FtF classes into...
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Teaching the Importance of Networking by Conducting Informational Interviews
INTRODUCTIONThe mentor-protégérelationship is the most significant relationship for career development [Levinson et al., 1978]. Levinson et al. [1978] stated that the mentoring process consists of teaching, providing feedback, and counseling. A mentor...
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Impact of Homework Assignment Delivery Systems on Student Learning Outcomes in Operations Management Courses
INTRODUCTIONGenerally, hands-on practice and experiential classroom learning foster a deeper understanding, thereby leading to student success in comprehending the subject matter [Kohli et al., 2011]. In order for students to comprehend quantitative...
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An Empirical Analysis of Success Factors in an Introductory Financial Management Class
INTRODUCTIONNumerous studies have examined the factors that affect academic grades in various settings and disciplines. Along with the work of Harris [1940] discussed in the abstract, Munday [1970] studies 134 colleges and universities in 1964 and 1965...
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Project Management in Operations Management Textbooks: Closing the Gap
1.INTRODUCTIONIn the past 40 years, projects have gone from being fringe activities to activities that are central to the way work is done in many organizations. Project management has increasingly become the default form of management [Kloppenborg &...
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Student Attitudes towards Hybrid Business Classes: Lessons for Implementation
INTRODUCTIONPrevious work has examined the effect of providing short concept-focused online videos as a supplement to classroom lectures on students' exam scores [Lancellotti et al., 2015]. It was shown that students who had the option of watching online...
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The Hedge Fund Manager's Dilemma
INTRODUCTION"The line between gambling and investing is artificially thin."Michael Lewis2Jack Turk3 sat a poker table at French Lick Resort Casino flipping a coin not looking at his cards. Heads he'd bet, tails he'd pass. He wasn't concerned with odds,...
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Skills Assessment: A Matching of Skills for Potential Accounting Majors
INTRODUCTIONThe authors are from a state university in the American Southwest. The institution has experienced strong enrollment growth for almost a decade. With that growth, the business college is currently experiencing the highest percentage growth...
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An Entrepreneurship Club for Urban Middle School Students: A Charter School Case Study
INTRODUCTIONTeaching entrepreneurship to younger audiences is increasingly popular. Prestigious universities like the University of Iowa are in the game, establishing institutes for youth entrepreneurship [jacobsoninstitute.org]. Other regional players...
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Vol. 17, 2016

"Curriculum Redesign for the Small, Liberal Arts Business Program: Tools for Enhancing Classroom and Student Learning Objectives"
INTRODUCTIONIn the recently hailed book, Academically Adrift, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa statistically demonstrate, using a five-year study of 4,000 bachelor degree students across the United States, that students are not significantly improving their...
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Matching Employer Demands with Business School Degree Programs
1. INTRODUCTIONThis paper has two objectives: the first to assess employer opinions regarding essential fields of study and workplace skills of new college graduates. Second, because anecdotal information from campus recruiters indicates that many would...
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Increasing Active Learning in Accounting and Finance by Flipping the Classroom
INTRODUCTIONFor most faculty members in accounting in finance, the lecture is a key part of their classroom pedagogy. While the traditional lecture is often supplemented with problems, cases, and discussions, a significant portion, or even the majority...
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Teaching the Utilization of Quantitative Statistical Techniques for Industrial Application: A Case Study
INTRODUCTIONAs a long time instructor of Quantitative Business courses at a large southeastern University, I am often asked a variety of questions. However, I was recently intrigued by a question posed by a nontraditional student after completing an...
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Transfer, Generation and Renewal of Expertise Via Sensegiving and Collaborative Sensemaking: The Challenges of Student Consulting
INTRODUCTIONActive learning, problem-based learning, experiential learning, and service learning make up the growing repertoire of teaching methods aimed at enhancing students' involvement in the process of their education. The goal is to enhance students'...
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Creating "Reflective Practitioners": Fostering Connective Learning in an Accelerated MBA Health Policy Management Course
INTRODUCTIONMany executive MBA programs are taught in an accelerated format. These programs are by far the most common in the United States where there are currently (2012-2013) 49 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited...
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Enhancing the Link between Technology and Accounting in Introductory Courses: Evidence from Students
INTRODUCTIONMany accounting programs emphasize the use of Excel in their undergraduate business curriculum in response to demands by the accounting profession for tech-savvy graduates capable of manipulating complex spreadsheets. Cory and Pruske [2012]...
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Creating Intra-Course Learning Communities Using a Social Media Networking Site
INTRODUCTIONThe lead author was encouraged to develop a proposal and submit it to the southern university's competition sponsored by the parent company of a local casino resort. The author was most familiar with LinkedIn(TM) in terms of his experience...
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Using Biographies to Teach Leadership Skills: A Classroom Example
INTRODUCTIONOne of the core courses in most MBA and MS business programs is a graduatelevel course on leadership. In addition, many undergraduate business programs, as well as professional programs in other disciplines, such as education and health,...
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Using Reality Television to Teach Reliability and Validity
INTRODUCTIONWe have found that students frequently struggle to truly comprehend what reliability and validity mean in the context of employee selection. Oftentimes they can regurgitate a definition on an exam but do not actually understand the implications...
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Vol. 17, 2016

Professionalism in Accounting Graduates: Employers' Preferences and Colleges of Business' Challenges
INTRODUCTIONThe CPA Finn Top Issues Survey administered by the Private Companies Practice Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants frequently reports that finding qualified hires is one of the top issues facing CPA finns.Credentials...
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The Sales Center: A Structure Addressing Multiple Dynamics Facing Business Education
INTRODUCTIONIt is no surprise that business schools are being forced to become more competitive as they face enrollment challenges and decreased funding. State funding for public universities decreased 12 percent between 2003 and 2012, and median tuition...
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Forecasting When Trend and Seasonality Are Present: What Should Operations Management Textbooks Teach?
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.INTRODUCTIONForecasting is an important topic in undergraduate and graduate business classes. Often it is discussed more than once and in different classes-operations, marketing, and even finance. Both qualitative...
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SWUF Analysis: A New Way to Avoid the "Opportunity" Error of SWOT
INTRODUCTIONIn graduate and undergraduate marketing and management courses, the SWOT analysis framework is one of the most frequently used tools for organizational planning [Al-Araki, 2013; Everett, 2014], and the preparation of the SWOT analysis typically...
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Determining the Most Effective Pedagogical Method of Teaching SAP Enterprise Resource Planning Exercises in an Introductory Financial Accounting Course
INTRODUCTIONThe importance of teaching hands-on ERP system skills in an undergraduate curriculum has been identified as a critical aspect of introducing students to business process integration [Stewart et al., 2000; Antonucci et al., 2004; Watson and...
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When, Where, and How MBA Pre-Requisite Coursework Is Completed: The Impact on MBA Success
INTRODUCTIONMBA program stakeholders, such as program directors, school administrators, faculty, students, and employers, benefit from reliable and robust data that helps predict success for MBA students as early as the application process. MBA programs...
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Teaching the Concept of Investment Risk through Spreadsheet Monte Carlo Simulations
INTRODUCTIONThe concept of investment risk is a fundamental concept in finance. Students in undergraduate finance courses learn that investment risk can be quantified as the standard deviation of returns on an investment, and that there is a risk-reward...
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Effect of Prelecture Quizzes on Exam Scores in a Management Course
INTRODUCTIONIf students read the assigned material before a class meeting, their learning outcomes, as measured by exam scores, may improve [Sappington, Kinsey and Munsayac, 2002]. Reading before class may be particularly important if the pedagogy requires...
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A Structured Review of Service Supply Chain Discipline: Potentials, Challenges, and Integrated Framework
INTRODUCTIONTrends in the past decade show more than 70 percent of the total labor force is employed in the service sector in advanced industrialized countries like Japan and the United States [Metters and Marucheck, 2007]. Heineke and Davis [2007] attempted...
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Using Observational Learning to Teach Negotiation
INTRODUCTIONNegotiation Education in Business SchoolsThe discipline of Negotiation lags its more classical business school compatriots such as Finance, Management, and Economics in its academic development. However, an increasing number of schools offer...
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Vol. 16, Spring

Summer Business Institute: A Challenging Business Program for Non-Business Students
INTRODUCTIONIn recent years, there has been an increased demand for students who possess a liberal arts, science, or engineering education to also have some general knowledge of business. In response to this demand, several colleges have implemented...
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Are You Talking to Me? on the Use of Oral Examinations in Undergraduate Business Courses
INTRODUCTIONIn a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers ranked verbal communication skills as the top skill they seek in candidates [NACE, 2013]. Furthermore, in another study conducted by the Association of American...
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Twelve Steps to Effective Classroom Teams ... and Beyond
INTRODUCTIONInstructors in business programs and other disciplines make frequent use of student teams to carry out projects and to facilitate shared learning (Buckenmyer, 2000). Although some instructors assemble the teams systematically and provide...
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Reciprocal Learning and Management Education: The Example of Using University Alumni and Other Business Executives as "Virtual" Mentors to Business Students
INTRODUCTIONRecently, scholars have criticized business school curriculum (Pfeffer & Fong, 2002) and even management theories (Ghoshal, 2005) for inadequately meeting society's need for effective business training and education. Students emerge from...
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The Global Organizational Behavior (OB) Project: Using Comparison Learning to Enhance Students' Global Mindset
INTRODUCTIONInternational business and global management issues continue to be important classroom topics [e.g., Lloyd and Härtel, 2010; Lovelace, Sisodiya, O'Neill, Eveleth, and Lee, 2010]. Lloyd and Härtel [2010] note that teaching global management...
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Adapting Faculty Initiatives to Minimize the Assessment Burden: A Bottom-Up Approach
INTRODUCTIONOne of the most poorly kept secrets within AACSB-accredited schools of business is the faculty eye-rolling that occurs almost automatically the instant "assurance of learning (AoL)" or assessment is mentioned. However, the simple fact is...
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The Value of Storytelling in the Marketing Curriculum
INTRODUCTIONStorytelling is a powerful method for sharing and transferring information from one person to another. Before there were universities, classrooms, professors and students, there were storytellers who educated, trained, warned, entertained...
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Integrating Student-Centered Learning in a Compensation Management Course
INTRODUCTIONJohn Tagg asks the question, "What are colleges for?" in his 2003 book, The Learning Paradigm College. For some professors, the answer comes quickly and easily, but for others the question may be one that requires pondering before it can...
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A Study of Differences in Students' Attitudes toward Business Actions and Activities
INTRODUCTIONThis study uses a survey instrument developed by Lundstrom and others [Lundstrom and Lamont (1976), Lundstrom and White (2006), and Lundstrom (2011)]. The Lundstrom and Lamont (1976) paper described the protocol followed that resulted in...
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Use of Positive Psychology to Enhance the Undergraduate Business Internship Experience
"You cannot be anything you want to be - but you can be a lot more of who you already are." - Tom RathINTRODUCTIONThe popularity, usefulness, and shortcomings of undergraduate business internships have been widely studied and discussed (Coco, 2000; Gault,...
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An Experiential Approach to Building Capability in Business and IS Students
INTRODUCTIONBoth the popular press and academic research point out that management graduates often fail to provide value to their employers [Bennis & O'Toole, 2005; Corsini et ah, 2000; Gaddis, 2000; Hartenian, Schelienger, & Frederickson, 2001;...
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Finding Appropriate Content for Training in Marketing Management: Implications for Business School Curricula
INTRODUCTIONResearch summarized in this article seeks to identify marketing behaviors among successful businesses managed by those with little or no marketing training. If marketing behavior by successful but untrained managers can be isolated, a strong...
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Vol. 15, Fall

Choosing Business as a College Major: A Survey of High School Students
INTRODUCTIONEach year, over 3 million students in the U.S. graduate from high school. Seventy percent of these students will enroll in colleges [NCES 2013]. Statistics from the Higher Education Research Institute demonstrate that the percentage of college...
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"How Well Did I Learn What I Learned?" the Art of Self Assessment
INTRODUCTIONAn important challenge for educators is encouraging students to develop a deeper learning approach; i.e., higher-order cognitive proficiencies and skills focused on life-long learning. Obvious examples include critical thinking, problem solving,...
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Assessment of Outcomes: The Effect of Incentives on Student Participation Rates and Performance Levels
INTRODUCTIONFor some time assessment of outcomes of academic experiences has been center stage at schools at various levels of education in the United States. The need for assessment of outcomes has moved from the primary and secondary levels of education...
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Swimming with the Sharks: Case Studies in Venture Capital Entrepreneurship
INTRODUCTIONRaising capital is an essential part of the entrepreneurial process. The process can be quite daunting for both the entrepreneur and the venture capitalist. For most budding entrepreneurs, their first experience comes during their pitch to...
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A Case for Student Adoption of Open Textbooks
INTRODUCTIONWhen will the notion that spending hundreds of dollars per term on textbooks, when much of the information in those textbooks is available for no (or low) cost, propel faculty to adopt open textbooks and students to ask for less costly alternatives?...
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Method of Ranking Journals Employing Mission Based Criteria Utilizing Accounting Journals as an Example
INTRODUCTIONA journal ranking list should be internally developed by faculty and administration for accreditation and/or tenure and promotion purposes. The purpose of developing this list is to determine what publications are important to support the...
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Measuring and Enhancing Dispositional Optimism and Entrepreneurial Intent in the Entrepreneurial Classroom: An Bahamian Study
INTRODUCTIONEntrepreneurs have long been recognized as significant contributors to economic growth and development (Sternberg and Wennekers, 2005). As a result much research has focused on antecedents of entrepreneurial behavior and recently particularly...
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Achieving Success for a Business Honors Program
INTRODUCTIONDuring the fall semester of 2007, the Dean of the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University Fullerton challenged a committee of faculty, staff, and students to design "an Undergraduate Honors Program for the...
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The Determination of Security Prices an Interactive Experiment
INTRODUCTIONWe designed an in-class experiment that gives students an opportunity to learn how the security prices in the financial markets are determined in a simplified setting. This experiment takes only five minutes to accomplish and does not need...
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