The business curriculum and the future employment market: UAE business leaders' views

Belal Barhem, Adel H. Salih, Darwish A. Yousef

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    Abstract

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to capture some of the challenges and emerging trends in business education. Design/methodology/approach: A sample of 155 business leaders who work in the UAE has responded to the survey. Findings: The results of this study revealed the most important skills and competencies that local business leaders would like to see university graduates now and five years from now. In addition business leaders have pointed out the important level of the management areas to their companies now and five years from now. Originality/value: The paper highlights business leaders' opinions and views in relation to the relative importance of skills needed in their companies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)124-137
    Number of pages14
    JournalEducation, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues
    Volume1
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • Employment
    • Graduates
    • Labour market
    • Leaders
    • Skills
    • United Arab Emirates

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Education
    • General Business,Management and Accounting

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