2016/2017 Concept Evaluation

International Employer Survey

Summary of Results

 

Executive Summary

164 HR managers from different countries took part in the concept evaluation of Open School of Management's Certificate Programs. The overall grading is 2.08 ("very good") on a scale from 1 to 6. The recommendation quote is 88.1 %.

 

Respondents and Duration

A total of 187 HR managers from small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as well as multinational corporations (MNCs) were asked to review Open School of Management's Certificate Programs. Among them, 164 surveys were considered complete (i.e. at least the first 4 questions were answered). The respondents were recruited from Australia, Canada, South Africa, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States.

The survey was open from 01 November 2016 to 31 January 2017.

 

Quantitative Results

Question 1: Learning Objectives

 

Question 2: Course Contents

 

Question 3: Methodological Approach

 

Question 4: Quality Measures

 

Overal Grade

On a scale from 1 ("excellent") to 6 ("not sufficient"), the overall grade is 2.08 ("very good"). You can enlarge the table by clicking on it.

 

Recommendation Quote

88.1 % of the respondents would ("yes") or would probably recommend OSM courses to students.

 

Open Questions

The respondents were also asked which aspects they considered missing in regard to the four topics (learning objectives, course contents, methodological aproach, and quality measures). The more than 100 open answers feed into the improvement of the courses and are not reported here. Some of the answers covered aspects already included in the courses, but were overlooked by the participants.

The participants were also asked to sum up in one sentence what strengths they see in the training concept. 121 answers were given. Some selected responses can be found here.

The participants were also asked to sum up in one sentence what weaknesses they see in the training concept. The open answers feed into the improvement of the courses and are not reported here.