A study of the relationship between entry qualifications and achievement of third level business studies students

Rigney, T. J. (2002) A study of the relationship between entry qualifications and achievement of third level business studies students. Irish Journal of Management, 23 (2). pp. 117-138. ISSN 1649248X

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This research focuses on the relationship between entry qualifications and achievement in third level education. The main entry qualification requirements for a student to enter Business Studies in higher education in Ireland is the Leaving Certificate Examination (LCE) of the Department of Education. The aims of this investigation are: 1. to focus on the relationship between LCE points and subsequent achievement in the third level Business Studies, 2. To consider the relationship between achievement in the compulsory subjects of Mathematics and English and academic performance in Business Studies. 3. To consider the relationship, if any, between LCE achievement in Business Studies subjects and academic performance in third level Business Studies. The study found that there was a positive, but not perfect correlation between an individual's overall academic performance on the LCE and performance in Business Studies.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Business And Economics; Business schools; Qualifications; Requirements; Secondary school students; Studies; Ireland; 9175:Western Europe; 8306:Schools and educational services; 9130:Experimental/theoretical
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2015 16:54
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2015 16:56
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/3595

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