NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1135899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2161-7252
Management by Objectives (MBO) Imperatives for Transforming Higher Education for a Globalised World
Ofojebe, Wenceslaus N.; Olibie, Eyiuche Ifeoma
Journal of International Education and Leadership, v4 n2 Fall 2014
This study was conducted to determine the extent to which the stipulations and visions of Management by Objectives (MBO) would be integrated in higher education institutions in South Eastern Nigeria to enhance higher education transformation in a globalised world. Four research questions and a null hypothesis guided the study. A sample of 510 respondents (15 Registrars, 45 Directors of programmes, 75 Deans of faculties/schools and 375 Heads of Departments) was selected through stratified random sampling technique. Data was collected through a 18-item researcher developed questionnaire titled "Management by Objectives Imperatives for Higher Education Questionnaire" (MBOIHEQ). Items in the questionnaire were structured on a modified 4-point Likert rating scale. Mean scores were used to answer the research questions, while ANOVA was used to test the hypothesis. Findings indicated that in the views of the respondents, various MBO stipulations would be integrated in transforming the areas of administration, curriculum, quality assurance and committee works as well setting visions for future directions in the institutions. The acceptability of MBO was the same across the Universities, Colleges and Polytechnics. This implies that it is imperative to integrate MBO and improve the ability of the institutions to attain the objectives of higher education in Nigeria as well as compete favourably with other higher education institutions around the globe. It was thus recommended among other things that the management of the institutions should adapt and integrate MBO principles and practices so as to transform their institutions to compete favorably in a globalised world.
Journal of International Education and Leadership. 432 Rittiman Road, San Antonio, Texas 78209. Tel: 210-519-9870; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A