The Role of Higher Education in UAE: Narrowing the GAP between Employers' Expectations and Students' Perceptions

Pathrose, E P and Verma, P (2022) The Role of Higher Education in UAE: Narrowing the GAP between Employers' Expectations and Students' Perceptions. ECS Transactions, 107 (1). pp. 4213-4231. ISSN 1938-5862

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This review targets portraying the view of bookkeeping understudies and assumptions for managers concerning the abilities and information required by accounting graduates and the job of advanced education in a similar cycle. For this, an audit was driven on Twenty-seven associations who use college graduates working in the assembling and monetary areas, tended to by a Managing Director (MD) or Human Resources Director (HRD) and 534 college understudies. They finished a poll that assessed the apparent significance of, and fulfillment with, conventional employability abilities. While the businesses saw an absence of suitable abilities as the greatest hindrance to utilizing graduates, understudies believed just three abilities to be a higher priority than employers: insight in the field, initiative and authority, and field information. Contrasted with understudies, managers respected commitment and readiness to take on additional work as key necessities. As far as fulfillment, understudies were more fulfilled than bosses in nineteen abilities from a sum of 32. This study discovers the role of higher education in thinning the gap between employers' expectations and accounting graduates' soft and technical skills. Alternatively, it also suggests the significance of skills development in the university curriculum to be reinforced to develop skillful human resources in accounting so as to meet the employer expectations.

Affiliation: Skyline University College
SUC Author(s): Pathrose, E P ORCID:
All Author(s): Pathrose, E P and Verma, P
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher Education, UAE
Subjects: A Business and Management > AL Human Resources Management
Divisions: Skyline University College > School of Business
Depositing User: Mr Veeramani Rasu
Date Deposited: 30 May 2022 07:38
Last Modified: 30 May 2022 07:38
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