Title: Development of a competency-framework for MBA students: a case of tier-II and tier-III institutions of North Karnataka

Authors: Jayanti Belur; S.V. Patil

Addresses: School of Management Studies and Research, KLE Technological University, Vidyanagar, Hubballi-580 031, Karnataka, India ' School of Management Studies and Research, KLE Technological University, Vidyanagar, Hubballi – 580 031, Karnataka, India

Abstract: This research develops a competency framework for MBA Students of Tier-II and Tier-III institutions of India, specific to the North Karnataka region. In an outcome-based education (OBE) system, performance indicators assess student competencies and lead to the attainment of program outcomes. The reviewed literature listed about 137 competencies for MBA students. Based on the frequency, 48 competencies were extracted and categorised into 4 dimensions using the Hogan competency model. Further, 25 essential competencies were obtained out of 48 based on the ranks given by the industry and academia for the students of the territory under consideration. The Digraph of interpretive structural modelling (ISM) depicts the relationship between dimensions and competencies within the dimensions. The authors recommend the proposed competency framework to identify the essential competencies for curriculum development, delivery, and assessment of the selected MBA programs for the study.

Keywords: competency framework; MBA program; interpretive structural modelling; North Karnataka; competencies; tier II and III; outcome-based education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIE.2022.10050432

International Journal of Innovation in Education, 2022 Vol.7 No.3/4, pp.268 - 284

Accepted: 06 Dec 2021
Published online: 09 Sep 2022 *

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