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ERIC Number: EJ1153663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
Examining Graduate Skills in Accounting and Finance: The Perception of Middle Eastern Students
Osmani, Mohamad; Hindi, Nitham; Al-Esmail, Rajab; Weerakkody, Vishanth
Industry and Higher Education, v31 n5 p318-327 Oct 2017
While many universities have implemented various initiatives and teaching and learning methods to embed the most in-demand skills into their degree programmes, there is little evidence in the literature of students' opinions and awareness of these skills. The purpose of this article is to assess, through an empirical study, students' perceptions of the skills commonly identified in the literature as important for the field of accounting and finance. A total of 462 surveys were collected and analysed using the SAS statistical analysis tool. According to the findings, the most important graduate skills are communication skills, followed by analytical skills and self-management. The findings also reveal that the language of instruction is statistically significant for a few graduate skills, including interpersonal, planning and organization, communication, self-management and analytical skills. Age is statistically significant for critical thinking skills and gender is statistically significant for leadership, technological and communication skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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