What Employers Want From MBAs This Year

Specific Skills Ranked By Expected Proficiency Level For MBAs


A chart describing the rank of importance of skills that employers want from MBAs.

Source: GMAC 2014 Corporate Recruiters Survey

Also interesting is how each industry that recruits MBAs and other graduate business students ranks these various skills. Manufacturing firms say the highest ranked attribute sought in a hire is integrity, followed by drive and the ability to inspire others. Consulting firms say it’s oral communication and listening skills (see chart below)

Top Ten Required Skills Employers Want From MBAs In Specific Industries

A chart listing the top 10 skills that employers want from MBAs.

Source: 2014 GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey

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