Publication Date

1965

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Yankow, Henry G.||Nelson, J. H. (Professor of business)

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Business Administration

LCSH

Junior colleges--Administration||Public schools--Business management

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the educational background and work experience desirable for junior college business managers. The problem was divided into four divisions of inquiry: 1. What academic subjects are considered important to junior college business managers? 2. What academic degrees are Indicated as desirable by junior college business managers as qualifications for this position? 3. What work experiences are considered important to the junior college business managers for effectiveness in their positions? 4. What is the role of special certification requirements for business administrators in junior colleges? Design of the Study. To facilitate this study a four-page questionnaire was designed and mailed to all the junior college business managers in the two states of Illinois and California. In Illinois 40 questionnaires were mailed to business managers of 25 public and 15 private junior colleges. Seventy-four public and five private junior college business managers in California were mailed questionnaires. A total of 119 questionnaires were mailed to business managers of junior colleges in Illinois and California. There was a 63.5 per cent response from the junior college business managers in both states. Summary of Conclusions: Group opinion favored the following: 1. An applicant for the position of business manager should have studied prescribed courses in business administration. 2. A candidate for a business manager’s position should have studied prescribed courses In the field of education. 3. An applicant for the position of business manager in a junior college should have Internship in school business administration. 4. A candidate for the position of junior college business manager should hold a degree in business administration. 5. An applicant for a junior college business manager’s position should hold a master’s degree. 6. A graduate program of study for junior college business administrators and candidates for the position should be developed and should include the following college courses: School Finance, School Business Management, School Fund Accounting, School Law, School Organisation and Administration, Purchasing and Supply Administration, School Office and Personnel Management, Maintenance and Operations in School Business Management, School Buildings, Advanced School Fund Accounting and Budgeting. 7. A candidate for a business manager’s position should have previous work experience in business. 8. An applicant for the position of business manager in a junior college should have teaching experience. Group opinion was inconclusive regarding the following: 1. An applicant for business manager of a junior college should hold a degree in the field of education. 2. A candidate for a business manager’s position in a junior college should have an educational background beyond the master's degree. 3. An applicant for the position of junior college business manager should hold a doctor's degree. 4. A candidate should have experience as a school business administrator before becoming a business manager of a junior college. 5. An applicant for a business manager’s position In a junior college should have a certificate in school business administration.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

xviii, 137 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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