The role of universities in preparing graduates to use software in the financial services workplace

Leonie Tickle*, Tim Kyng, Leigh N. Wood

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Abstract

The role of universities in preparing students to use spreadsheet and other technical software in the financial services workplace has been investigated through surveys of university graduates, university academics, and employers. It is found that graduates are less skilled users of software than employers would like, due at least in part to a lack of structured formal training opportunities in the workplace, and a lack of targeted, coherent learning opportunities at university. The widespread and heavy use of software in the workplace means that there is significant potential for productivity gains if universities and employers address these issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-213
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014

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