This study explores the use of computers in business education and its impact on the performance of students. A controlled experimental study has been carried out to determine the differences in performance of students in a computer assisted mstruction (CAI) group with that of a control group. It investigates the relationship between performance and various student-specific characteristics such as aptitude, attitude, sex, domain experience, domain expertise, and system experience. The relationships b between attitude towards CAI, fulfillment of expectations, and satisfaction with the system and course have also been explored. The results indicate that CAI has favorable effects on students' performance and that personal attributes have relatively less important roles to play.