Whittier College, California

Precursors of Professionalism of Graduating Business Students: Implications for Business Education and the Profession

Business education may need an overhaul when it comes to training students to become socially responsible managers and professionals, evidenced by the prevalence of questionable practices of corporate agents trained by the present educational system. In this regard, this study relies on frameworks of professionalism as defined by other scholars (Brint, 1996; Freidson, 2001; Imse, 1962) to examine the values and attitudes of business students as they graduate and join their profession.

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