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MARIN HERNANDEZ, Salvador; ANTON RENART, Marcos and PALACIOS MANZANO, Mercedes. An empirical study of economists and the new graduate and postgraduate economics' degrees: Un estudio empírico. Innovar [online]. 2009, vol.19, suppl.1, pp. 111-129. ISSN 0121-5051.
The present work gives the results from surveying a sample of Spanish economists who gave their opinions about the skills and abilities they had acquired during their university studies. The results showed that the more valued university studies included learning based on cases and concrete problems, direct acquisition of experience, learning from computer studies and understanding theories and concepts. The least valued undergraduate studies included aspects such as emphasis on research, the opportunity to participate in projects or giving academic advice. Those being surveyed stated that they regarded knowledge acquired in accountancy, finance, law, marketing, strategy, human resources, mathematics, microeconomics, operation management, Spanish or world economics and statistics as being extremely or very important for obtaining their degree and in their work after university.
Keywords : European higher education space; economist; study assessment; students who have already graduated; needs; formation.