An empirical comparative investigation of operations management programmes: demand, content and entrance criteria within the context of internationalization

Chengbo Wang, Xuezhong Chen, David Edgar, Yang Zhao

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    In higher education institutes (HEIs), Operations Management programmes (OMPs) are among those programmes attracting a substantial amount of international student enrollment. With the current situation that the government is reducing its funding input, the UK HEIs’ financial balance relies more than before on the international students who pay higher tuition fees; meanwhile, with the increased number of the international students, the whole nation’s economy will be indirectly benefited from the increased consumption capacity associated with them. Thus to have more overseas students is not only educationally meaningful but also economically significant.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)15-33
    Number of pages19
    JournalInternational Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2013



    • operations management
    • higher education institutes
    • international students
    • tuition fees

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