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The Choice of Career after Graduation: The Case of Business Administration Graduates from a Small University
This paper presents a study of a group of undergraduate business administration graduates from a small university from a gendered perspective. The emphasis is on early career when the graduates entered a labour market characterized by high demand. Most of the graduates are married and have children, and are considerably older than traditional undergraduates. The findings show that there is no gender difference when the respondents choose the first job after graduation and residence, while more men are in managerial positions. This indicates that family status has similar impact on men and women, except regarding managerial responsibilities in the workplace. The study indicates that labour market situations should be taken into account when careers of men and women are considered.
Vorráðstefna Viðskiptafræðistofnunar Háskóla Íslands 13. apríl 2011