Proposal Title

Business Majors, Teaching Strategies and Learning Styles

Proposal Abstract

This presentation examines determinants of the choice of business major (finance or accounting) by an undergraduate student. The variables are their gender, GPA, learning styles, the characteristics of the teacher such as gender and experience, and the student's grades in core and foundational courses. We hope to characterize students with specificbusiness majors to inform our teaching strategies for better learning. The audience is to be engaged in a discussion of the above determinants based on our 1200 strong sample of undergraduate students at a large state university. Suggestions will be invited from the audience for refinement of our analysis based on our preliminary findings. The study examines majors that were adopted by students at the point of graduation. Our study will focus attention on factors and determinants that result in the student ending up in our finance elective classrooms to inform teaching strategies that would ensure superior student learning.

Location

Room 2908

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 9th, 2:00 PM Mar 9th, 2:45 PM

Business Majors, Teaching Strategies and Learning Styles

Room 2908

This presentation examines determinants of the choice of business major (finance or accounting) by an undergraduate student. The variables are their gender, GPA, learning styles, the characteristics of the teacher such as gender and experience, and the student's grades in core and foundational courses. We hope to characterize students with specificbusiness majors to inform our teaching strategies for better learning. The audience is to be engaged in a discussion of the above determinants based on our 1200 strong sample of undergraduate students at a large state university. Suggestions will be invited from the audience for refinement of our analysis based on our preliminary findings. The study examines majors that were adopted by students at the point of graduation. Our study will focus attention on factors and determinants that result in the student ending up in our finance elective classrooms to inform teaching strategies that would ensure superior student learning.