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dc.contributor.advisorEdmonds, Carole A., 1952-eng
dc.contributor.authorWhitlow, Jan H.eng
dc.date.issued2017eng
dc.date.submitted2017 Falleng
dc.descriptionField of study: Educational leadership and policy analysis.eng
dc.descriptionDr. Carole A. Edmonds, Dissertation Supervisor.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes vita.eng
dc.description"December 2017."eng
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative study compares perceptions of Master of Business Administration (MBA) students and recent MBA graduates with those of employers of recent MBA graduates and MBA faculty regarding the skills, competencies, and experiences needed to be successful in their new graduate jobs. The researcher gathered stakeholder perspectives of the skills, competencies and experiences needed to create successful new MBA graduates through surveys and archival data. Stakeholders included recent MBA graduates, MBA students, MBA faculty, and employers of recent MBA graduates. Analysis included MBA graduates, MBA employers, MBA faculty, and higher education practices. Results suggest that critical thinking, communication, teamwork, leadership along with data analysis are the necessary skills, competencies, and experiences needed to be successful in a recent MBA graduate position. This research further validates the extant research of DiMartino and Castaneda (2007), which indicated that the skills new job entrants most need for success in the workplace include oral and written communication, time management, critical thinking, problem solving, personal accountability, and the ability to work effectively with others. Implications of this research are to advance the academic preparation of MBA students; to improve their oral and written communications skills, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, and data analysis.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.format.extent1 online resource (vii, 116 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)eng
dc.identifier.merlinb129183805eng
dc.identifier.oclc1098295013eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/63739
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/63739eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.titlePerceptions of MBA preparation : new Master of Business Administration graduates, their employers, and higher education facultyeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational leadership and policy analysis (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.eng


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