How to incorporate the needs and expectations of the employers into quantitative courses

Nooriafshar, Mehryar (2005) How to incorporate the needs and expectations of the employers into quantitative courses. In: Australasian Business and Behavioural Sciences Association Conference 2005 (ABBSA 2005), 05-07 Aug 2005, Cairns, Australia.

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Model building applications using mathematical programming techniques are discussed widely in the majority of the textbooks on Operations Management and related fields. For instance, Linear Programming and its derivatives are applied to a variety of situations which range from machine shop scheduling to health and education management. To what extent the industries rely on these techniques to manage and allocate their resources to achieve optimal results needs to be investigated. Teaching approaches also have a significant effect on students' learning and meeting the employers' needs. Feedback from the students and employers will certainly help with teaching materials and formal assessment improvements.
This paper reports the findings of investigations on the students' learning preferences and the employers' requirements with regard to Operations Management tools and techniques. The paper also presents procedures and findings of an experiment on teaching basic mathematics concepts to Business undergraduate students by employing very practical aids.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:17
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: employers' needs, quantitative, interactive
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy

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