Perceived Utility of the AFIT Graduate Systems Management Program.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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AFIT has the responsibility for providing for the education of Air Force officers. As part of this responsibility, AFIT needs feedback from past graduates to evaluate the programs offered. This study evaluated the utility of the Graduate Systems Management program through the eyes of its past graduates. A survey was taken of Air Force officers who graduated in the classes of 1969 through 1978 with about 82 148 of the graduates participating. In the survey, the program was described in terms of eleven specific subject areas and the graduates responded to statements for each area concerning the need for the material on the job, level of detail presented, need for more theoretical emphasis, and need for more practical applications emphasis. Overall, the responses indicated the program is meeting the needs of its graduates as all subject areas were needed to some degree. Also, the level of detail was generally sufficient. However, the balance between theoretical emphasis and practical applications leans too far toward theory.
- Administration and Management
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