The Soft Skills That MBA Programs Help Build

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Mar 4, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Soft skills matter to employers. How much? According to our own research, problem-solving and the ability to work well in a team are now the most important skills employers want to see in hires. Fortunately, according to that same research, “employers give business schools high marks for how well they prepare their graduates in these skills” and “overwhelmingly agree that business school graduates are prepared to be successful at their companies.” In fact, 7 in 10 recent full-time MBA graduates observed that they would not have gotten their current job if it wasn’t for their b-school education. 

Keep reading to understand how MBA programs foster the development of essential soft skills.

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Topics: Executive Assessment, graduate business school candidate, EMBA readiness test, graduate business school test, MBA Program

How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions with the Help of an Executive MBA Degree

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Jan 14, 2020 7:30:00 AM

A new year is an opportunity to create new career goals. In fact, behavioral scientists have a term for when “salient temporal landmarks” (i.e., New Year’s, holidays, birthdays, etc.) lead to greater willpower for attaining goals: the “fresh start effect.” New Year’s really is a great opportunity to take advantage of this effect when your motivation is at its highest.

For many, a big goal in the New Year might include going back to school in order to switch careers or progress further in their current industry. If you are looking to take your career to new heights and tick off your New Year’s resolutions, business school may be the right choice.

Here are a few ways an EMBA can help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions in 2020.

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Topics: graduate business school candidate, graduate business school requirements, executive mba degree

3 Reasons Employers Value EMBAs

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Nov 19, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Whether you are planning on growing within your current company or you want to switch to a new one, an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) can help you along the way. For companies themselves, employees who have an EMBA can provide a lot of value to the business.

That’s why many employers are supportive of their employees taking on an EMBA, whether that support is financial or granting a flexible schedule to accommodate classes. Alternatively, an EMBA can help you land a leadership position at a new company after graduation. Let’s look at three reasons why employers highly value EMBAs.

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Topics: Your next career move, Executive MBA, graduate business school candidate, executive mba candidate

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