Background- The professional growth of the students is significantly affected by the
career and specialisation choices during the master’s degree. However, the career and
specialisation choices of the final semester MBA students are affected by the various factors
including individual and external factors. This research has a wider scope to gain comprehensive
knowledge that useful for the students and the Universities to aid decision of career and
specialisation change in the final semester of MBA.
Aim and Objectives- A detailed enquiry and investigation of the factors that influence
choices of specialisation of final semester students of MBA at Dublin Business School is the
research aim. The objectives were addressed in this research include specialisation choices of
MBA for students' career and future jobs, a way of career choices at Dublin Business School,
factors influencing the choices of specialisation of at Dublin Business School and lastly strategic
solutions to aid in the right choices of MBA specialisation courses.
Research Questions- What are the key factors that influence the specialisation choices of the
MBA students of the final year of Dublin Business School? And How MBA final semester
students at Dublin Business School pursue specialisation and career choices?
Research Methodology- Semi-structured interview method was used under the qualitative
and quantitative methodology to collect experience-based data of the final semester MBA
students. Total 32 students were given questionnaire and interviewed to investigate the career
and specialisation choices of the MBA field as per the academic performance, interest and job
opportunities. Thematic analysis was conducted to address research objectives through
interpretation of the key facts linked directly to the research problem.