Date of Award

Spring 2007

Project Type


Program or Major


Degree Name

Master of Arts


This paper creates a comprehensive Graduate Career Services program for Master of Business Administration (MBA) students at a regional business school in a public university, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). With a primary goal of facilitating MBA student career growth and development, the paper reviews the transformation of the global economy and the unique challenges facing MBA students under the new work social contract. After review of the changed social context, consideration is given to the specific psychosocial and career development needs of the MBA students enrolled in the day and evening programs at UNCG. Through assessment of these motivators and inhibitors of MBA student career development, a comprehensive set of Graduate Career Services is developed that includes day and evening student services, alumni relations and employer relations. Through the resulting program, MBA students enhance their career development, MBA alumni enhance their engagement with the university, and the university partners with the employer community to better serve their human resource needs.