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Verma, Amit; Yurov, Kirill M.; Lane, Peggy L.; Yurova, Yuliya V. – Journal of Education for Business, 2019
Presently, analytics degree programs exhibit a growing trend to meet a strong market demand. To explore the skill sets required for analytics positions, the authors examined a sample of online job postings related to professions such as business analyst (BA), business intelligence analyst (BIA), data analyst (DA), and data scientist (DS) using…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Data Analysis, Occupational Information, Professional Personnel
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Osmani, Mohamad; Weerakkody, Vishanth; Hindi, Nitham – Journal of Education for Business, 2017
Higher education institutes are facing increasing pressure to ensure that graduates are equipped with the right set of attributes that will make them desirable to potential employers. To deal with this pressure, universities have for some time been embedding employability attributes into their curriculum through classroom-based teaching and…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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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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Hyman, Michael R.; Hu, Jing – Journal of Education for Business, 2005
The need to improve the professional skills of those with marketing degrees has spurred surveys of current students, alumni, practitioners, and faculty about the importance of various professional skills; however, previous surveys of marketing faculty have focused only on computer skills. To address this limitation, the goals of this study were…
Descriptors: Marketing, Business Administration Education, Job Skills, Teacher Attitudes
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Levenburg, Nancy M. – Journal of Education for Business, 1996
Usable responses from 165 business practitioners and 218 business faculty showed significant differences on the perceived importance of general management skills, especially oral/written communication, problem solving, and teamwork. Global awareness, diversity, and project management skills received low rankings from both groups. (SK)
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Business, College Faculty, Higher Education
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Erickson, Richard C.; Asselin, Yves A. – Journal of Education for Business, 1986
Describes a study conducted to identify and prioritize the competencies that will be required of clerical personnel who will be working in automated offices of the future. Competencies that should be included in all business and office education curricula include communication and language skills, office automation skills, management skills, and…
Descriptors: Automation, Clerical Occupations, Communication Skills, Competence
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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