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Employment Enhancing Integrative Graduate Education Model

Genc, Ismail H. and Copoglu, Mustafa (2014): Employment Enhancing Integrative Graduate Education Model. Published in: International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Review , Vol. 2, No. 3 (August 2014): pp. 182-202.

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There is a strong call to look for approaches to integrate business and engineering education across disciplines to provide a more coherent system for students with the job market. As graduates fail to find satisfying employment, the value of college education is questioned. The unemployment of the highly educated has economic, social and political ramifications. Worst is when the highly educated unemployed takes up lower status jobs, ever reducing the quality of the job market with future consequences. In this study, we concentrate on ways to enhance students’ competitiveness in the post-graduate environment by proposing a curriculum to yield viable business proposals. Our model is for business or engineering students willing to pursue a master’s degree without PhD. We go beyond the compartmentalization of the current educational system to increase employability, particularly self-employment. Rise in productivity is a side benefit since there is a strong correlation between productivity and welfare.

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