Problem-based learning and the recruitment market for management graduates

In a recent HEA study which investigated the opinions of a representative sample of 402 Irish companies on the relevance of higher education outcomes to their recruitment needs (McGann and Anderson 2013), employers reported that they had recruited the highest proportion of graduates from the disciplines of business or law .  In other words, of the total of 144,500 employees in this sample of companies (Flynn 2013), 45.8% were graduates of business or legal disciplines. The next closest discipline was engineering (30.5%). The workplace skill identified by the responding companies as being of most importance amongst graduates recruited over the past two years was ‘working effectively with others’.  This workplace skill was identified by some 78% of respondents and exceeded the need Continue reading here [...]