Employability of the University of Baguio Graduate School Alumni: A tracer study

Carlo B. De Guzman1 and Hazel Grace R. Donilo2
1 Faculty, School of Business Administration and Accountancy
University of Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines
Email: carlosbaa@e.ubaguio.edu

2 Faculty, Graduate School
University of Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines

ABSTRACT

This study is one of the responses to the need to have evidence of claims on quality education, even in the graduate school programs of the University of Baguio, to regulatory and accreditation bodies’ requirements. This study determined the employment profile of the masters and doctorate graduates of the University of Baguio in the following academic programs: Master in Business Administration, Master in Public Administration, Master of Arts in English, Master of Science in Criminology, Master of Arts in Education major in Educational Management, Master in Dental Education, Master of Arts in College Teaching, Doctor of Philosophy major in Development Education and Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice with Specialization in Criminology specifically for the years 2013 to 2018. It used the descriptive survey research method. There was a total of 43 graduates of the various graduate school programs who participated. It came out that the University of Baguio Graduate School programs alumni are considered employable. The University of Baguio also provided opportunities for the graduate programs alumni to acquire credentials for work promotion and other jobs requiring their specialization. Moreover, the alumni encountered various personal and professional challenges after finishing their GS program. Lastly, the University of Baguio Graduate School students recommended varied ways of improving their respective academic programs.

Keywords: Employability, Graduate School, Alumni, Benefits, Challenges