Preventing Dropouts by Retention Strategies in Higher Education

Author :

Neeta Baporikar

Pages :

13 pages5

Product Type :

Case

Reference # :

Case 14/NB/HPGSB/2017/11/15

Teaching Note :

Institute:

Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business

Setting:

Student discontinuing studies results in dropouts, which is both an economic and social waste. An observed issue in many SADC Universities, this case deals in preventing dropouts through proper retention strategies.

Year:

2017

Keywords:

Dropout, Retention, Success

Summary/Abstract:

Student discontinuing at masters level is an observed problem at many SADC Universities. This case study is about reducing the number of students who discontinue by adopting proper retentions strategies. Through review of core constructs, current approaches and reflection on the socio-cultural aspects, the focus is management programme students.