MTI Programs: Employment Investigation

  • Qiliang CuiEmail author


From 2007 to 2018, the number of Chinese universities offering MTI professional degree has grown from 15 to 249. The employment status of MTI students and employers’ evaluation of MTI education are important indicators for evaluating MTI education results. The author conducted a survey of 205 universities offering MTI professional degree across China and collected 592 questionnaires from MTI teachers, 522 questionnaires from MTI graduates, and 107 questionnaires from the employers of MTI graduates. Through the collation and analysis of this survey data, a comprehensive analysis of the employment status of MTI graduates in China has been made, the existing problems in the employment of MTI have been identified, and suggestions for improving MTI education and employment have been recommended.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of International StudiesUniversity of International Business and EconomicsBeijingChina

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