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Business and Economic Education - Criteria for Choice of Studies and Student Expectations

  • Iordanis N. Floropoulos
  • Charalambos T. Spathis
  • Dimitrios V. Kousenidis
  • Christos I. Negakis
Part of the Applied Optimization book series (APOP, volume 19)

Abstract

This paper examines the stance of the students of the Economic Department Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki1 respecting the course of study they have chosen, with reference to the criteria behind their choice and the people that influenced them. It also looks at the expectations students have for the future application of their studies in their professional life. Then, criteria of choice of subject, influence and position advancement were analysed statistically by factor analysis. The results of the above study show that the students of the Economics Department chose their studies on the principal criterion of employment prospects. The role played by their own wishes indicates the conscious choice of subject according to their abilities and inclination to study economics and business-related subjects.

Keywords

Business-Economic Education choice studies student expectations 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Iordanis N. Floropoulos
    • 1
  • Charalambos T. Spathis
    • 1
  • Dimitrios V. Kousenidis
    • 1
  • Christos I. Negakis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsAristotle’s University of ThessalonikiGreece

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