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See the future: What do students want to study and why?


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Presentation of Mr. Andrew Crisp during the Eduniversal World Convention 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey

Workshops - 23 October 2014

"See the future: What do students want to study and why?"

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See the future: What do students want to study and why?

  1. 1. See the future: what do students want to study and why? Andrew Crisp, CarringtonCrisp 23 October 2014
  2. 2. What’s happening to the MBA? Generalist or specialist MBA 2014 Distance learning Part-time Full-time 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% No reply Preferred MBA delivery 2010/2014
  3. 3. Why are you planning to study for an MBA? (select up to two options)
  4. 4. Why study for a specialist Masters (MSc)? .0% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0% 70.0% 80.0% Other I believe it will help me earn a higher salary I have reached a ceiling in my career and need a Masters to get a promotion I perceive a Masters as a cheaper alternative to an MBA To move to a better job in a new company To enable me to take my career in another direction I was recommended by my employer to take a Masters degree I want to use the degree to help obtain a professional qualification It is the first step to an academic career I am particularly interested in a subject and want to study it further I want to gain new skills to improve my employment prospects There are very few jobs available so I want to continue studying
  5. 5. Which is your preferred form of teaching and learning for your MBA?
  6. 6. Thinking more broadly about an ideal MBA program, what are the five most important aspects for you?
  7. 7. Which of the following, if any, would make you more likely to consider a business school that you had not previously thought of attending?
  8. 8. When making a decision about which MSc to study, what is most important? .0% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0% that has programme content informed by close links with business and industry that has students with a wide mix of experience with work experience opportunities with international study options with flexible study options (e.g part-time, evening, distance learning) that offers good value for money that will provide me with new skills that will improve my earning potential that will improve my career prospects in the study country that will improve my career prospects in my home country that will challenge me to think differently that combines academic theory with real world application that has content I can tailor to my needs that has strong practical content
  9. 9. Which specialism would you prefer?
  10. 10. Indicate the content that you consider most valuable to you in an MBA degree
  11. 11. Skills sought by prospective MSc students 50.0% 45.0% 40.0% 35.0% 30.0% 25.0% 20.0% 15.0% 10.0% 5.0% .0%
  12. 12. Sectors of interest among prospective MSc students 30.0% 25.0% 20.0% 15.0% 10.0% 5.0% .0%
  13. 13. Around one-third of prospective undergraduates (37%) and prospective postgraduates (32%) ‘would consider studying for some of a business degree online’. Around a quarter of prospective undergraduates (26%) and prospective postgraduates (22%) ‘would study online rather than on campus if it was cheaper to do so’.
  14. 14. More than 80% of all managers/directors agree that ‘I expect my organisation to use technology to deliver more workplace learning in the future’.
  15. 15. In the 1309 days up to January 2012 since the Open University launched on iTunesU, there had been over 44 million downloads of their material, with 5,192,000 visitors downloading files, an average of 291,500 downloads a week, 90% of visitors coming from outside the United Kingdom and 1 in 33.6 downloaders going on to visit the OU website.
  16. 16. Explain the value of career services at a business school in your decision making
  17. 17. Company Ranking 2011 Google 1 McKinsey & Company 2 Apple 3 The Boston Consulting Group 4 Bain & Company 5 The World Bank 6 Goldman Sachs 7 LVMH 8 Nestlé 9 BMW 10 E MPLOYMENT
  18. 18. Explain the role of fees in your decision making
  19. 19. What impact are the following information sources/events likely to have on your decision to apply to a business school for an MBA?
  20. 20. Which of the following media are likely to have/had an impact on you when deciding where to study?
  21. 21. Which professional accreditations are important? .0% 5.0% 10.0% 15.0% 20.0% 25.0% 30.0% 35.0% 40.0% Other TMI (Tourism Management Institute) CBI (Chartered Banker Institute) ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) CIPFA (the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development) CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) BIFM (Facilities Management)
  22. 22. Other Phone Laptop 2010 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Desktop 7% 50% 6% 36% 1% Desktop Laptop Tablet Smartphone Other (please specify) 2014
  23. 23. Making the Most of your Alumni Promotes alumni Reminds alumni Enhances brand and reputation Attracts new students May even prompt financial support To find out more, visit: #agcrisp
  24. 24. the international
  25. 25. Do you want to study outside your home country? 62% 20% 18% Yes No Maybe
  26. 26. What language do you expect to be taught in? 11% 86% 3% The language of the country that I study in English Other
  27. 27. Where will demand come from? Source: Wikimedia Commons, Author: Pawel
  28. 28. The most popular reasons for choosing a country are: The universities/business schools in that country have a good reputation The country has a good reputation I want to live and work in the country after my studies I was attracted by the sporting and cultural profile of the country
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  30. 30. Twitter: @agcrisp