Re-Examining the Value of UK University Business Studies Courses for Post- Graduation Nepalese Graduates

Journal of Education and Research

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Title Re-Examining the Value of UK University Business Studies Courses for Post- Graduation Nepalese Graduates
 
Creator Gilliam, Paul H.
Pratt-Adams, Simon
J. P. Kerrigan, Mark
 
Description This research analyses the reflections of post-graduation Nepalese Business Studies undergraduate and postgraduate graduates from UK universities. It follows their return to Nepal, where the graduates were facing a scarcity of employment opportunities. The primary research was undertaken at a time when UK universities were facing increasing competition to recruit international students and numbers of Nepalese students choosing the UK were decreasing. The mixed methods research was based primarily on semi-structured interviews in Nepal with twenty-three Nepalese graduates, their Nepalese employers and Nepalese education consultancies. Data were analysed using the five systems model of Bronfenbrenner (1979) and Trompenaars and Hampden-Turner’s (2012) Intercultural Awareness Profiling. Although the overall expectations of Nepalese students and employers towards UK higher education remained positive, results indicated a lowering estimation of the quality and reputation of UK universities and increasing Nepalese University and regional competition. The outcomes make a further contribution to the knowledge of why Nepalese students choose overseas higher education but why Nepalese employers are struggling to see clear benefits from employing UK educated Nepalese business graduates.
 
Publisher Kathmandu University School of Education
 
Date 2020-11-06
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/JER/article/view/32719
10.3126/jer.v10i2.32719
 
Source Journal of Education and Research; Vol 10 No 2 (2020); 52-75
2091-2560
2091-0118
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/JER/article/view/32719/25851
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Paul H. Gilliam, Simon Pratt-Adams, Mark J. P. Kerrigan
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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