Title

Are Business School Students Prepared to Present? The Pedagogy of Presentation Skills in Business Schools

Document Type

Article - Open Access

Publication Title

Journal of the Academy of Business Education

Publication Date

Fall 2012

Abstract/ Summary

Business school graduates are expected to enter industry with the ability to communicate effectively. This study identifies business school learning outcomes surrounding presentation skills and reviews the literature on the integration of presentation skills into the business school curriculum. Business students, faculty and practitioners were surveyed on a variety of issues regarding presentations. The study finds that students are given some instruction in business-style presentation, but prepare the majority of their presentations in a different manner than do practitioners. Faculty and business practitioners disagree on whether recent graduates have adequate oral communication skills.

Publisher Statement

The linked version of the article is from the 2010 conference proceedings. The final article is available from Stowe, K., Parent, J. D., Sendall, P & Schwartz, L. (2012). Are Business School Students Prepared to Present? The Pedagogy of Presentation Skills in Business Schools, Journal of the Academy of Business Education, Fall 2012 v13, 105-121.

 

Author Manuscript

This is a pre-publication author manuscript of the final, published article.