Int. J. of Education Economics and Development   »   2017 Vol.8, No.1

 

 

Title: Adding value by degree: a case study

 

Authors: Parviz Dabir-Alai; Ana Oliveira

 

Addresses:
Richmond School of Business, Richmond University, Queens Road, Richmond, Surrey TW10 6JP, UK
Richmond School of Business, Richmond University, Queens Road, Richmond, Surrey TW10 6JP, UK

 

Abstract: Recent years have seen an increase interest in measuring the value that Universities and Colleges are adding to their students and several approaches have emerged to calculate this. This paper uses a known methodology to measure value added in higher education. We use this method to measure value added of the different business degrees within Richmond University. Our approach recognises the data limitations and the inherent problems of using grade point average (GPA) in the value-added calculation but provides a first step in exploring progression and differentiation of the different business degrees. A general finding at the University is that, in GPA terms, less quantitative degrees register a higher value added than the more quantitative degrees on offer.

 

Keywords: degree programs; GPA; progression; value added.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJEED.2017.10006092

 

Int. J. of Education Economics and Development, 2017 Vol.8, No.1, pp.78 - 84

 

Submission date: 21 Mar 2017
Date of acceptance: 07 May 2017
Available online: 05 Jul 2017

 

 

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