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ERIC Number: EJ917242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Career Expectations and Perceptions of Part-Time MBA Students
Fish, Lynn A.; Fish, Lauren A.
College Student Journal, v44 n3 p706-719 Sep 2010
In the U.S., part-time MBA students regard work/life balance as the critical factor that drives career expectations and perceptions. Job aspects and benefits/compensation closely follow in importance, while employee relations are valued less. Within work/life balance, students value job location, travel time, and telecommuting. Promotional opportunities and annual salary are critical factors in job aspects and benefits/compensation, respectively. Students expect to remain in their next position 2-4 years, and most will not take a job outside of their specialty. The majority expect at least semi-annual evaluations through conversations with their superiors, evaluations based upon their work's end product, and performance as the primary criteria for rewards and promotions. These results have important implications for recruiters, professors, and advisors. (Contains 1 figure and 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States