MBA Grads need Much more than Technical Skills

MBA News & Around the Web Blog – Week 26

Each week we rifle through the world wide web to bring you news, blog posts and any other information we find relevant. Below you will find a few useful, interesting, or otherwise relevant links from around the world of career exploration, talent acquisition, and more.

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Here are the findings for the week prior to June 26th, 2017

  1. Nine out of 10 firms plan to hire MBA grads in 2017: GMAC Survey

“GMAC, which conducts the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), found in its Corporate Recruiters Survey 2017 that globally 86 per cent or nearly nine out of 10 companies plan to hire recent MBA graduates this year, up from 79 per cent that hired them in 2016.”

Read the full story from Business Standard

  1. Temple experts: Why MBA grads need much more than technical skills

“Hiring managers have expressed satisfaction with the technical skills MBA graduates bring to the table, but many agree that recent graduates are not meeting expectations when it comes to key personal-effectiveness and workplace competencies. Communication, interpersonal-teaming skills, and critical thinking—often referred to as soft skills—are a few areas that recruiters and human resource executives find lacking in “new to workforce” (NTWF) employees.”

Do you have what employers are looking for? Read more from Philadelphia Business Journal

  1. Ranking Business Schools by Specialization

“Reputation matters in business schools. It is a measure of how well schools can push their message to those who matter. It can also inflate a school’s strengths, reinforcing long-held beliefs that can open doors for those with the right stamp of approval. When it comes to reputation, few MBA programs can match Wharton.”

See where your school ranks in the full report on Poets & Quants

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