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Employers' perception of the quality of accounting graduates in Malaysia


Ismail, Noor Azizi and Elham, Faisol and Abdul Manaf, Kamarul Bahrain and Mamat, Rosmawati (2000) Employers' perception of the quality of accounting graduates in Malaysia. In: Seminar on Accounting and Information Technology, Strengthening the accounting profession in the new millennium : Issues, Opportunities and Threats, 13 - 14 November 2000, Convention Centre Universiti Utara Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to look at the quality issue from the perspective of one of the most important customers of higher education institutions, employers that hire the accounting graduates.Specifically, this study determines how well skill requirements match skill preparedness of accounting graduates.Results revealed that five most important non-technical skills required by employers were the ability to perform assigned tasks, initiative, teamwork, computer literacy, and problem solving. Employers, however,perceived that higher education institutions had failed to prepare accounting graduates with all the skills required. Majority of employers agree that quality differences exists between accounting graduates from public and private institutions, and accounting graduates with and without professional qualifications. Finally, the study highlights suggestion to improve the quality of accounting graduates, and also recommendations for future research.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Jointly organized by School of Accountancy and Institute for Accounting Studies Universiti Utara Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: College of Business
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Noor Azizi Ismail
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 08:03
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2011 08:03
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2303

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