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Executive Mba’S Accounting Skill Acquisition: An Accounting Boot-Camp Approach, Ernest A. Capozzoli Oct 2013

Executive Mba’S Accounting Skill Acquisition: An Accounting Boot-Camp Approach, Ernest A. Capozzoli

Journal of Executive Education

Executive MBA programs have grown in popularity in the United States as well as in many other countries. These programs accept students from a broad range of professional backgrounds: corporate executives, entrepreneurs, physicians, nurses, accountants and engineers to name a few. These individuals also come from many sectors and organizations: the public sector, the private sector, for profit organizations, non-profit organizations, and more. Given the diversity of backgrounds and work experience of these individuals, it is a difficult task ensuring minimum business skill levels necessary to be successful in an EMBA program. This paper will examine the results of using ...


Beyond Problems And Cases: Discussion Materials For Accounting In Executive Programs Business School, Sharon M. Bruns, William J. Bruns Oct 2013

Beyond Problems And Cases: Discussion Materials For Accounting In Executive Programs Business School, Sharon M. Bruns, William J. Bruns

Journal of Executive Education

Selection or development of classroom materials for an accounting class in an executive program is complicated by the fact that some students enter the program with a substantial knowledge of accounting while others may have no background at all. Furthermore, general management programs do not usually focus on making all students equally knowledgeable about what accountants do and how to use the information that accounting provides. Problems and cases are sometimes not successful as discussion materials in the mixed audience class because some students are not challenged while others are overwhelmed because of their lack of exposure to the methods ...