Assessing the Job Selection Criteria of Accounting Students: A Normative Approach


  • Umaru Zubairu Department of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies, Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger State.
  • Suhaiza Ismail International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Fatima Abdul Hamid International Islamic University Malaysia



job-selection criteria, accounting students, Malaysia


 This research assessed to what extent final-year Muslim accounting students in Malaysia considered Islamic principles when choosing a job after graduation. 356 final-year Muslim accounting students in four Malaysian universities were surveyed using an open-ended job selection scenario. The result shows that reality does not live up to the ideal. Only 16% of the respondents apply Islamic principles in making a job selection decision. The remaining 84% are more concerned with other criteria such as personal interests, salary considerations, and company reputation.


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