Employability, graduate survey, graduation levels, CHAID, segmentation analysis
Recently two levels of graduate degree have been introduced in the Italian University system. This study identifies the key factors underlying postgraduate employability. A comparison of the two degree levels, together with the main profiles of the two groups of graduates, is provided. Segmentation analysis (the CHAID algorithm) is applied to the 2009 population of graduates surveyed so as to profile graduates and identify employability factors. The findings could potentially support a decision-making perspective: they underline important factors that ease the entrance of graduates into the working environment.