This paper reports on key findings from a national survey completed by over 400 UK business school graduates in October 2012 about how their university experience prepared them for employment. Graduate employability has been a key concern for the UK Higher Education Sector for decades. Official reports highlight issues of employability, and the need for business ? university collaboration (Browne, 2010; Wilson, 2012). Concerns about ?education to employment? are not confined to the UK. An international survey recently concluded that ?Employers, education providers, and youth live in parallel universes? (McKinsey Company, 2012.) The authors have been awarded funding from the Higher Education Academy for a project exploring the student experience and seeking to identify improvements in the way business schools prepare graduates for employment. This paper reports on the first stage of the project.
|Title of host publication||Association of Business Schools / British Academy of Management / Higher Education Academy conference, Nottingham, April 2013|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2013|