A Tracer Study of the Business Graduate Programs of a Catholic University in the Philippines

  •  Grace L. Lopena    
  •  Dennis V. Madrigal    


The success of any degree program being delivered by higher education institutions is measured using the employment performance of its graduates as they navigate the dynamic labor market after completion of their studies. The tool used to gauge this metric is known as a graduate tracer study. Thus, this explanatory sequential mixed methods study may provide the graduate school the baseline employment information, the extent of practice of program competencies and demonstration of graduate attributes of business management major graduates spanning the years 2017-2021 and their level of satisfaction with the graduate programs. The results revealed that outcomes were achieved by the graduates as the graduate degree contributes to their development of competencies and these graduates were extremely satisfied with the delivery and implementation of the programs. They also demonstrated the attributes in their workplace. The results of the study are consistent with the emerging framework of the quality delivery of business graduate programs. It upholds that the satisfaction of the graduates in the delivery, and instruction of the programs, will result in the development of competencies, unlocking of knowledge, skills, and abilities and improve the social and economic status of the graduates.

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