Tracking Study of Asian
Business Graduates
Part two

The report discusses factors graduates identified as facilitating or limiting their employment opportunities, then considers graduates’ reflections on their New Zealand business qualifications, New Zealand immigration processes, and the maintenance of Asia-New Zealand connections.

In August 2008, the Asia New Zealand Foundation commissioned International Student Ministries of
New Zealand to begin a three-year longitudinal tracking study of Asia-born, New Zealand-trained business graduates.

This three-year study (2008-2010) examines the role that Asia-born, New Zealand-trained business graduates play in the development of Asia-New Zealand business relationships.

This second report examines the second phase of data collection. Despite considerable attrition since phase one, 76 graduates remained in the study during phase two, yielding qualitatively rich data regarding their experiences and anticipated study-to-work transitions.

Authors: Terry McGrath, Vivienne Anderson, Chze Pheng, Ching, Akira Doi and Paul Stock from International Student Ministries of New Zealand Inc.