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Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programmes have undergone drastic change in the past years in order to adapt to the changing business environment. Part of the change in curriculum requires placing more emphasis on the control environment. It is essential that future managers understand...
Suggests that training in interview skills for accounting students should focus on specific techniques which produce measurable results. One such technique that has been tested in the development of expert systems is the cognitive interview. Based on five principles of memory retrieval (context...
Describes a study conducted to obtain empirical evidence with respect to the nature of the perceived benefits of the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation as they relate to career advantages and perceived competences. A survey comprising 24 questions was mailed to the director of internal...
Examines the nature of critical thinking and its relationship to internal auditing and considers the various stages in the development of critical thinking skills. Builds on the work of Perry and Kurfiss, and identifies the four successively higher stages of thinking as: authority accepted;...
Aims to counter the arguments that higher education has become too expensive and is not worthwhile. Points out that higher education cannot be evaluated in purely monetary terms. Discusses the cost of higher education to the student and the nation or state; the value of higher education; and the...
Discusses an investigation into the financial statements of a university. Demonstrates that the financial reports provided are misleading and do not portray the financial situation of the organization. Suggests that improvements are called for in the university’s accounting system and in...
Describes an investigation into a university’s expenditure. Identifies a lack of clarity as to what proportion represents direct faculty costs and overhead costs respectively. Puts forward a number of recommendations to improve the clarity of the reporting system.
While evaluation of the workforce in any setting is not a straightforward and easy proposition, it is even more difficult with regard to university faculty because of a number of intangibles and hard‐to‐quantify factors. The call for such accountability has been heard even more loudly in recent...
Describes what took place in a university when the authorities supported that credit cards should no longer be accepted for the payment of fees. Discusses the arguments for and against the use of cheques and credit cards. Suggests that continuing to accept credit cards would be more helpful to...
Discusses the problem of the cancellation of summer classes in a university. Evaluates the comparative costs of cancelling classes or teaching them. Suggests that decisions need to be based on consideration of long‐term and intangible benefits as well as short‐term costs.
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