MBA Careers: Top Skills Employers Seek in New Hires

New MBA program graduates seeking employment would like to know what the most important skills are that a potential employer is seeking so they can further their post MBA careers.

According to a recent study of nearly 600 employers conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), at the top of the list for employers is the need for communication skills including oral communication, listening skills, written communication and presentation skills. Following communication are teamwork, technical, leadership and then managerial skills.

Employers ranked communications skills twice as important as managerial skills.

George Mason’s MBA Program, prepares the next generation of world leaders through a rigorous, stimulating business and management curriculum based on a global perspective, industry demand, and leadership preparing graduates with the skills they need to pursue the careers they want. Learn more about Mason’s MBA careers.

Below is an infographic that highlights the top skills employers look for in new hires and should jumpstart MBA students post MBA careers.

MBA Careers Skills Employers Seek in New Hires

Source: GMAC



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Rebecca Diemer

I serve as the associate director for MBA Programs at George Mason University's School of Business.

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