The Social Sciences

Year: 2017
Volume: 12
Issue: 6
Page No. 1024 - 1029

Factors Influencing Career Choice of Undergraduate Business Administration Students: A Comparative Study of Thailand and Malaysia

Authors : Phathara-on Wesarat, Abdul Halim Abdul Majid and Mohmad Yazam Sharif

Abstract: According to the cooperation agreement among member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), there has been an increase in the number of the movement of professionals from country to country. Undergraduate business administration students are qualified for future business careers. In Thailand and its neighboring country like Malaysia, business administration programs are available at the university level. They can easily exchange human resources in the field of business administration. However, student’s decisions to choose or not to choose the particular careers (i.e., career choice) depend on some factors. This study aims to find out what factors influencing career choice of undergraduate business administration students at the two universities: Prince of Songkla University (PSU). Thailand and Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Malaysia. The study adopted a quantitative research method to explore the relationship between independent variables (nationality, gender, age and grade point average) and dependent variables (own education, career benefits, chance and free choice). The results of the study are useful for students, educational institutions, employers and policy makers.

How to cite this article:

Phathara-on Wesarat, Abdul Halim Abdul Majid and Mohmad Yazam Sharif, 2017. Factors Influencing Career Choice of Undergraduate Business Administration Students: A Comparative Study of Thailand and Malaysia. The Social Sciences, 12: 1024-1029.

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