This study is part of a research project developed in a public university in southern Brazil. It aims to reveal factors that contribute to dropout in Administration Course from 2009 to 2011. As the places in Brazilian public higher education are amplified drop out has also increased, which implies a problem to be handled carefully by the management of higher education. The diagnosis is a preliminary step for future actions to minimize dropout in Higher Education Institutions. It is a theoretical review on the subject relating causes reported on literature. Alternatives are disclosed in the course and in institutional policies. The research is qualitative and uses semi-structured interview with open and closed questions carried out by e-mail and telephone. The results reveal: dropout rates are higher for males than for females, the predominant age is between 21 and 29 years old. The main reasons for dropout are: excessive workload, incompatibility between work time and the course, and different expectations about the course. Online control of the students’ attendance, better student-course-professor relationship, Permanence Scholarship, and prospective actions as publicizing in High Schools the profile of the graduate Administrator may restrict the dropout
To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.