ERIC Number: ED111968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Employment Outlook for Business and Management Graduates in the South.
Galambos, Eva C.
The report, in assessing regional prospects for business and management and accounting graduates at all degree levels through the rest of the 1970's, arrives at several estimates. The estimated 52,000 degrees to be awarded in 1980 in the Southern region represents a 16 percent increase over the number awarded in 1972. Adjusting the figure to allow for those not entering the labor market immediately and those already in the labor market, new entrants are estimated at 41,000 in 1980. Demand was estimated on the basis of projected employment in the 24 occupations deemed most relevant to a business and management educational background. "Managers and administrators" was the area with the largest employment. Total estimated openings are more than double the estimated number of graduates, constituting a favorable employment market in the Southern region. The outlook favors opportunities for minority (black) and women graduates. The number of blacks in business and management curricula has increased, while the number of women remains low. The projected figures from several surveys for accounting degrees and positions are in conflict, perhaps because of differences in definitions of accounting degrees. However, the overall outlook for accounting graduates appears to be favorable. (Author/AG)
Descriptors: Accountants, Black Employment, Business, College Graduates, Demand Occupations, Employment Projections, Females, Labor Needs, Managerial Occupations, Tables (Data)
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30313 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.