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An Exploratory Study to Identify a Common Managerial/Professional Core Curriculum for NAIT Baccalaureate Programs

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  • Ron Meier (Illinois State University)
  • Dan Brown (Illinois State University)

Abstract

A two-part study was conducted to ascertain the perceptions of NAIT University and Industry Division members with regards to the competencies deemed important for job success as Industrial Technologists. Part-one examined each NAIT accredited baccalaureate program to ascertain patterns in existing management courses either required or taken as electives. Part-two involved a seventy item questionnaire mailed to 683 NAIT University and Industry Division members. This mailing resulted in 181 completed questionnaires or a 26.5% overall return rate. The Industry Division members returned 52 questionnaires and the University Division members returned 129 questionnaires. Of the 70 competencies included in the survey, 36 competencies were rated above the mean for importance to job success. Additionally, 15 competencies scored more than one standard deviation above the mean. These 15 competencies were deemed the essential competencies that would be recommended for inclusion in all baccalaureate level programs.

Keywords: accreditation|admnistration|certification|curriculum|management|NAIT|research

How to Cite:

Meier, R. & Brown, D., (2008) “An Exploratory Study to Identify a Common Managerial/Professional Core Curriculum for NAIT Baccalaureate Programs”, The Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering 24(2).

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01 Apr 2008
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