Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Business Education


For many years a difference of opinion has existed regarding the relative effectiveness of putting business English in the business curriculum as a means of eliminating the inadequacies of effective communication for the beginning office worker. However, many educators now seem to be realizing this necessity.

It was the purpose of this study (1) to show how the knowledge of basic grammar aids one in effective communication; (2) to indicate the necessity of having business English taught by a business teacher; and (3) to point out several successful methods of teaching business English.

An adequate knowledge of English grammar has frequently been stressed as one of the most important tools for the businessman. However, school officials do not seem to realize the importance of including an English course in the curriculum that is applicable to the terminal business student—or any business student. They seem to think that adequate knowledge can be secured from the regular English courses. Inadequacies of these courses have been pointed out by Long: "One big step that should be taken is to return the business English course to the business education department and have it taught by a business teacher who is qualified to do the job."4

4Jay E. Long, "Give Business English A Chance," The Balance Sheet, XLIX (March, 1968), 306.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Kenneth Briggs


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

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