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Why Students Prefer “Business Administration Education”?: A Qualitative Research With the International Students

Why Students Prefer “Business Administration Education”?: A Qualitative Research With the International Students
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Author(s): Beliz Ülgen (Istanbul Commerce University, Turkey) and Nihan Yavuz Aksakal (Istanbul Commerce University, Turkey)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 25
Source title: Global Trends, Dynamics, and Imperatives for Strategic Development in Business Education in an Age of Disruption
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Anatoly Zhuplev (Loyola Marymount University, USA) and Robert Koepp (Loyola Marymount University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7548-2.ch010



This chapter aims to identify the factors that are effective in the decisions of business students to choose this department. For this purpose, motivating factors for personality and work life were preferred in the study and questions were prepared in this direction. A and B type personality structures were preferred for the personality factor. The motivating factors for business life examined under three headings as occupational prestige/status, earning potential, potential of occupational advancement. The sample of the research consists of the senior year undergraduate students in the Department of the Business Administration from different universities. Data were collected through a semi-structured interview technique. In the research, a total of 25 students were interviewed on an online platform. In the results of the research, personality type tendencies of the students were revealed, and it was observed that factors such as prestigious job, status, high income, career progression, family, and personality influence their preferences of the business administration department.

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