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Decision Making of Kuwaiti Business Students

Decision-making is an important skill for young college graduates to learn. The concept of decision making can be seen as the ability to evaluate alternatives in order to develop appropriate methods to obtaining goals (Edwards & Tversky, 1967). The more effective a person is in developing their decision making skills the more effective they will be in designing strategy.  One of the main criteria for any executive is to develop and implement strategy. One must think through all of the possible outcomes, understand the situation in it’s entirely, and then implement a program that effectively makes its way to an appropriate outcome. This is a complex and informational laden task that can be difficult on a macro scale.  Decision making skills can be improved with time and effort. For college students they learn these concepts in strategic management while others may learn them in corporate training. Improvement of such skills depends on the strength of that instruction

Helping College Students Achieve Their Goals through Relationships

The college experience is a rite of passage that is an avenue to higher income and levels of employment. Students often experience difficulty making the transitions from home life to a traditional college setting without support. For some students the transition requires the acceptance of new connections and social networks with people that support their goals. Student retention has become a bigger concern for colleges in recent years and research helps support how colleges can increase these retention rates as students make these difficult life-changing choices. Even though there is literature available on how to improve retention rates the actual percentages of retention have not changed much over the past decade (NCES, 2005). The period of adjustment to college life can be difficult for many students as they transition out of their homes and into a new way of thinking and living. Over the past decade the nature of college and the demographics of students are adjusting to