American Journal of Business Education (AJBE) <p><strong>Published since 2008</strong><br> ISSN 1942-2504 (print), ISSN 1942-2512 (online)<br>The American Journal of Business Education (AJBE) publishes papers that significantly contribute to the understanding of the science and practice of business pedagogy.</p> Clute Institute en-US American Journal of Business Education (AJBE) 1942-2504 An Exploratory Study Of The Determinants Of Tuition For Online MBA Programs <p>The number of online MBA programs has increased in recent years while the demand is stabilizing. In light of this trend, the pricing of online MBA programs is an important issue for university administrators and policy makers, who are concerned about program competitiveness and public access to higher education. This study examines the drivers of tuition levels for online MBA programs. Utilizing data from 149 programs in the United States, the influence of various variables on tuition levels is empirically established. The findings indicate that residency and GMAT requirements, as well as enrollment size and student-to-faculty ratio, are important determinants of tuition for online MBA programs. The empirical framework presented in this paper allows university administrators to establish if the tuitions charged for their programs are consistent with market norms, and thereby determine the potential need for adjustment in tuition levels.</p> Hooman Estelami Zixin Mao Copyright (c) 2019-01-17 2019-01-17 12 1 1 10 10.19030/ajbe.v12i1.10252 Perceptions About Ethical Behavior Among Undergraduate Students Attending Religiously-Affiliated Institutions <p>By controlling for size and existence of a religious affiliation and gender, this study adds to the literature regarding opinions of undergraduate business students about the ethical nature of both academic and business related actions. Analysis of student survey data from two institutions similar in these characteristics continues in this longitudinal study. After the data were separated by gender, ethical perceptions of male students significantly differed for business-related dishonest acts for those male students who had taken two or more courses in religion, but church service attendance did not seem to have any effect. This may suggest that taking more courses (or having more dialogs) in which moral issues beyond academics are discussed may affect male student perceptions of ethical issues outside the institution.</p> Amy Vandenberg Jason J. Haen Kathleen K. Molnar Thomas W. De Berry Joe W. Cotter Copyright (c) 2019-01-17 2019-01-17 12 1 11 18 10.19030/ajbe.v12i1.10253 Business, Leadership And Education: A Case For More Business Engagement In Higher Education <p>Institutions of higher education prepare and develop students for the workforce, and in the coming decade, the challenge of workforce preparation will increase as the current workforce is retiring during a time of economic growth. Traditional higher education practice tasks faculty with developing appropriate curricula for students that will adequately prepare them for employment and leadership within an organization, but often this development lacks direct industry input into course content and design resulting in a gap between industry needs and graduate skills. <br> <br>This study addresses both current and perceived future educational and leadership needs of a workforce in an 11 county region in the north central United States. It explores potential strategies for mitigating the skills gap as it relates to organizational leadership skills, the evolving roles of faculty, and curriculum design and application, and develops a community alliance model for business, leadership, and education.</p> Christopher J. Hahn Jeanine E. Gangeness Copyright (c) 2019-01-17 2019-01-17 12 1 19 32 10.19030/ajbe.v12i1.10251