Research on the Current Situation of Employability of Business Administration Majors Under the Background of COVID-19 Epidemic in 2020

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Project Title: Research on the Current Situation of Employability of Business Administration Majors Under the Background of COVID-19 Epidemic in 2020
Author: Mr. Yuanzheng Geng
Advisor: Dr. Zhang Li
Degree: Master of Business Administration (International Program)
Major: International Business Management
Faculty: Graduate Schools
Academic year: 2022


Conference Proceedings
2nd National and International Academic Conference “Innovation and Management for Sustainability” 15-16 December 2020


Yuanzheng, Geng. (2022). Research on the current situation of employability of business administration majors under the background of COVID-19 Epidemic in 2020. (Master’s independent study). Bangkok: Siam University.


Around the Spring Festival in previous years, most college students don’t use the winter vacation time to participate in internships, or social practical activities. Many students are considering the graduation season in June to determine their employment direction. In 2020, a new corona virus disrupted everything. Originally, there would be many job fairs on campus in March and April for graduates and graduate students seeking employment. I training would be provided for some on-campus interns for major companies. This experience was very important for students majoring in business administration because during this period it is easy to find the right job opportunities and there are more choices. Due to the epidemic, major companies have gradually suspended work. Graduate students and college students who are about to graduate in business administration, and students who want to participate in internships during the Spring Festival have changed their plans. Businesses should analyze and improve how college students of various majors can be offered more job opportunities in the context of the COVID-19 without delaying their graduation. During the summer, they can also choose a job or internship that they want. Colleges and universities should be guided by the needs of social development and employment, encourage and guide college students’ online employment, propose a rational view of the relationship between college enrollment expansion and college students employment, and acknowledge college students difficulties in obtaining employment. This research was based on theoretical considerations and developed previous related research. The data was collected through stratified sampling techniques of 200 business administration students and upcoming graduates from a university in Taiyuan, China, and analyzed using ordered least squares (OLS) regression. For predicting the key factors that affect the job satisfaction of business administration graduate students, the analysis found that rewards, recognition and teamwork were positively related to job satisfaction. Rewards were the most important factor, which mean the organization providing employees with better remuneration or salary have a significant impact on employee job satisfaction. In addition, the author found that education also had an important impact on the job satisfaction of graduate students majoring in business administration. OLS regression analysis showed that employees with higher education levels had higher job satisfaction than those with lower education levels. Additionally, foreign business administration graduates and domestic business administration graduates were more concerned about work, thought, behavior, and the mood of urgent need for work was different. Foreign graduates of business administration were not used to it when they returned to the country, and coupled with the epidemic, job hunting has been put down, making their hearts more anxious, while domestic business administration graduates have passed job fairs. This research award to bring more contributions to some students who are about to graduate, especially those with the same major as the author, to find their own jobs after the epidemic is controlled.

Keywords:Business administration students; graduate employability; COVID-19.

Research on the Current Situation of Employability of Business Administration Majors Under the Background of COVID-19 Epidemic in 2020

Master of Business Administration (International Program), Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand


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