Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2020, Page: 70-78
Employability Skills Competence of Business Education Graduates in Managing Businesses
Edet Effiong Okon, Business Education Programme, Department of Vocational Education, Faculty of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
Received: Mar. 14, 2020;       Accepted: Apr. 10, 2020;       Published: Dec. 11, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajmse.20200506.11      View  78      Downloads  65
Abstract
This study determined the skill competence for managing businesses among fresh graduates of business education and achieved three objectives, answered three research questions and tested three null hypotheses. Descriptive survey design was used and the study was conducted in Calabar - Nigeria with a population of 61 fresh graduates and a sample of 60 respondents. Questionnaire generated data analysed using the dependent t-test statistical analysis. Findings are that there is no significant influence of record-keeping, accounting and marketing on the management of small-scale businesses among business education graduates in Calabar. Based on the findings of this study, the following conclusions are drawn: Record-keeping and accounting skills are very highly needed; marketing skill is lowly needed in the management of small-scale businesses among Business Education graduates in Calabar. It is further concluded that record-keeping skill; marketing skill; and accounting skills have no significant influence on the management of small-scale businesses among Business Education graduates in Calabar. The recommendations made from the conclusion are that: Record-keeping skills are practically demonstrated by business education undergraduates to help them in the management of small-scale businesses on graduation; marketing skills be practically demonstrated by business education undergraduates to help them in the management of small-scale businesses on graduation; accounting skills are practically demonstrated by business education undergraduates to help them in the management of small-scale businesses on graduation.
Keywords
Business Education, Employability, Skill Competence, Business Operation, Graduates, Record-keeping, Marketing, Accounting
To cite this article
Edet Effiong Okon, Employability Skills Competence of Business Education Graduates in Managing Businesses, American Journal of Management Science and Engineering. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2020, pp. 70-78. doi: 10.11648/j.ajmse.20200506.11
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