An exploratory study of academic writing literacy and research skills of graduate business students


  • Anna Nikoulina University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland



academic writing, research skills, business management curriculum, higher education management


The paper investigates the state of academic writing literacy and research skills of graduate business program students based on an evaluation of assessment rubric evaluations. Results indicate that graduate business program students have sufficient general writing skills, but struggle when applying these to academic writing for a specific discipline. Results also show that students have significant deficiencies when it comes to research skills. This paper discusses the implications of these outcomes and proposes a number of recommendations for program managers


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