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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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Marshall, Leisa Lynn – Journal of Education for Business, 2007
In this article, the author examines the validity of performing assurance of learning (AOL) activities at the degree program level (e.g., bachelor's level) and the major level (e.g., accounting, finance). She examines 3 learning goals: management-specific knowledge, problem solving, and communication. The results strongly suggest that the AOL…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Undergraduate Study, Problem Solving, Knowledge Level
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Williams, Julie Ann Stuart; Reid, Randall C. – Journal of Education for Business, 2010
The authors describe how to structure a memo format for homework assignments in which a manager requests analysis of a particular issue from the student. The student must respond with a memo stating a recommendation and describing the solution approach. The results from using the memo format include improved student performance and professional…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Communication Skills, Problem Solving, Homework
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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