A Survey of Critical Knowledge and Skills of Business School Graduates: Employer Perspectives
The Journal of International Management Studies (JIMS)
A survey was conducted to gauge the opinions of major corporations in one of the industrial regions in the Midwestern part of USA regarding needed skills and knowledge of undergraduate business students. A sample of 50 top employers in the region participated in a comprehensive survey conducted in 2011. Employers identified crucial topics in all the functional areas of business education. Among them are working in teams, project management, cash flow analysis, financial risk analysis, cost benefit analysis, and proficiency in using popular tools such as Word, and Excel, were rated the highest. Suggestions were also made regarding curricular changes.
business curriculum, skills and knowledge, employer perspective, business education
Accounting | Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Finance and Financial Management | Human Resources Management | Management Information Systems | Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods | Marketing
ALI RASSULI, Prasad Bingi, Ahmad Karim, and Otto H. Chang (2012).
A Survey of Critical Knowledge and Skills of Business School Graduates: Employer Perspectives. The Journal of International Management Studies (JIMS).7 (2), 1-6.