Sturges, Jane; Simpson, Ruth and Altman, Yochanan
Capitalising on learning: an exploration of the MBA as a vehicle for developing career competencies.
International Journal of Training and Development, 7(1) pp. 53–66.
This article reports the findings of a study of Canadian MBA graduates that explores the skills, knowledge and capabilities which they gained from the programme within the context of a career-competency framework. It concludes that the development of knowing-why career competencies (relating to career values, meanings and motivations) were the most important outcome of the course for the graduates. Knowing-how career competencies (relating to skills and job-related knowledge) were also valued highly. Increased self-confidence was a valuable form of career capital for the graduates, although the antecedents and consequences of this appear to be somewhat different for men and women.
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