A Systematic Review of Factors Influencing Selection of Management Institutes among Students

Animesh Karn, Pallavi Kumari


This systematic review analyzes the factors influencing students’ selection of management institutes. Following PRISMA guidelines, 53 studies were selected for analysis based on set inclusion and exclusion criteria. The study applies theories of planned behavior, personal epistemology, goal pursuit, and signaling to understand the results. The literature is categorized into choice, perception, and realization studies. Seven constructs are identified: campus, academic quality, online presence, financial considerations, personal, psychological, and social factors, and 30 variables used to quantify these constructs. The findings have important implications for management institutes seeking to attract and retain students.


business schools; higher education; student choice; college choice

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26220/aca.4420

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