Competencies in business degrees: a face-to-face and online comparative study

Raquel Ferreras-Garcia, Carme Ribas, Jordi Sales-Zaguirre, Enric Serradell-López

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    The aim of this study is to provide additional evidence on the contribution of business degrees to students’ competencies and learning outcomes, differentiating between face-to-face and online learning. The article examines data on competencies among business students at two universities, one classroom-based and the other online, and provides a comparative analysis of the general results from academic tutors’ assessments of students’ competencies and learning outcomes. The results show that competencies have a positive influence on learning outcomes, in which the type of university is a determining factor. Students from the classroom-based university obtained very good results in ethics-related competencies, while online university students did so with ICT-related competencies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)71-81
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Education for Business
    Issue number2
    Early online date21 Apr 2020
    Publication statusPublished - 2021


    • Business degrees
    • competencies
    • face-to-face
    • learning outcomes
    • online


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