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Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. LaVier L. Staven
The major purpose of this study was to determine the business courses which help the school superintendent and high school principal to better administer their school. A questionnaire was sent to ninety-four school administrators in Kansas who had a bachelor’s degree in business. Sixty-one of these administrators completed the questionnaire and forty-seven and five tenths percent named accounting as the course which helped them most in school administration. Business administration was named second, personnel management was third, and typing was named fourth. Other courses, such as business law, selling and sales administration, and money and banking, were named by a much smaller percentage of the respondents. It was the conclusion of this study that business might be a good background for the prospective school administrator and that prospective school administrators be advised to enroll in some accounting, business administration, personnel management, and typing courses. Further research is recommended in undergraduate majors other than business, especially in the social science and the science field. After research is done in these two areas significant comparison can be made between the fields of business, social science, and science as this comprises approximately 57 percent of the present school administrator’s undergraduate majors.
Copyright 1964 Loren Goodheart
Goodheart, Loren, "What Undergraduate Business Education Courses Help the Superintendent and High School Principal Do a Better Job of Administering the School" (1964). Master's Theses. 851.