Teaching Methods and Assessment Techniques for the Undergraduate Introductory Finance Course: A National Survey

Journal of Applied Finance, Vol. 11, 2001

Posted: 1 Nov 2001 Last revised: 12 Dec 2016

Abstract

This paper reports the results of a national survey of corporate finance faculty teaching methods and assessment techniques. Of the 852 surveys sent out, 170 were returned. The survey results indicate that lectures and instructor-led problem solving are the dominant teaching methods. Textbook reading and individual homework are the primary outside-class assignments. Students' overall grades are determined almost entirely by individual in-class exams. Most finance faculty use computers in their teaching. Approximately half of finance faculty use group work and writing assignments, but fewer than half use student presentations in their courses.

JEL Classification: A22

Suggested Citation

Saunders, Kent T., Teaching Methods and Assessment Techniques for the Undergraduate Introductory Finance Course: A National Survey. Journal of Applied Finance, Vol. 11, 2001, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=285567

Kent T. Saunders (Contact Author)

Anderson University ( email )

316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621
United States

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