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Lim, Yet-Mee; Lee, Teck Heang; Yap, Ching Seng; Ling, Chui Ching – Journal of Education for Business, 2016
The authors examine the issue of employability of university accounting students from the perspectives of accounting firm employers, junior auditors, accounting lecturers, and accounting students. Areas of investigation include perceived importance of employability skills and desirable personal qualities; and early employment problems encountered…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Job Skills, Individual Characteristics, Employment Problems
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Tanyel, Faruk; Mitchell, Mark A.; McAlum, Harry G. – Journal of Education for Business, 1999
Compared to earlier studies, the skills and abilities expected of graduates identified in a survey of 151 employers and 129 business-school faculty showed significant differences. Employers rated oral/written communication, decision making, and creativity most important. For faculty, ethical values, project management, and persuasive ability were…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Employer Attitudes
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Aiken, Milam W.; And Others – Journal of Education for Business, 1994
Ratings by two panels of southeastern U.S. business executives revealed the following: (1) communication ability was most important for business graduates; (2) practical knowledge was valued more than theory; (3) personal qualities were more valued than computer/math skills; and (4) total quality management was important, but globalization and…
Descriptors: Business Administration, Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers
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Osmani, Mohamad; Weerakkody, Vishanth; Hindi, Nitham; Eldabi, Tillal – Journal of Education for Business, 2019
While higher education institutes attempt to adapt their curricula to cope with national employability strategies, there remain some significant variations between what employers want and the attributes possessed by new graduates. Using a systematic review of literature and focused scanning of the job market, the authors aimed to contribute to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, College Graduates, Employment Potential