An enquiry into the career and specialisation choices of final semester MBA students of Dublin Business School

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Mathew, Abhijith
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MA of Business Administration
Dublin Business School
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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.