It is palpable that the awareness and need of management study getting healthier every day. The same has been proved with an ever-growing number of people registering for CAT, Which has now reached to a record breaking number of 2.32 lakhs
In the current era of technology and start ups, India is becoming fabulous clout when it comes to strategic luminosity, distinction and innovation. ‘Dazzling intelligence’ of India is distinguished across the world. Stellar positions in gigantic MNCs are chaired by Indians. In the same way, we are witnessing Indian ingenious and business wits prefer to saunter their own drive of entrepreneurship right out of these teen ages, observing the right scenario Indian business Schools are impending up prepared to rally round these fantasists their thoughts true, without sacrificing the quintessence of their established standards through teaching the experienced ones to leap up the stepladder. Keeping in the present India in mind where we see MNCs and Indian start-ups paddling in numbers and creating jobs within and outside the country, B-schools are incorporating analytical and leadership skills as their major decisive factors for selecting aspirants for their institutes. Apart from IIMs, we are seeing many private business schools which are surfacing and broadening their presence across diverse scale of industries by offering outstanding resources for them who can add values in their business. Why do employers prefer MBAs?
A host of Organizations at present situation have a more flat structure than before and demand employees who are competent of managing their work autonomously. Some companies are not predisposed to select students who have no exposure to corporate functioning and do not have sufficient training in soft skills. Organizations necessitate employees with erudition and skill sets who are proficient of shouldering responsibilities from day one in their work places. The crucial elucidation of all these is an MBA.
Skills Demanded:
Basic language and presentation Skills
• English as a corporate language play decisive role in every top MBA business school graduate's professional life. In view of the campus recruitment point it becomes all the more Crucial for fresh graduates.
• Presentation skills
This is the uppermost skills which will make one go places, because in current business scenario the potential to present any case with a workable solution in persuasive, personalized and professional manner is highly valued by corporate.
Interpersonal skills:
According to research, the skills that employers look for the most in MBA graduates are interpersonal skills: communication, self awareness, and Team Work are highly expected from the corporate. Interpersonal skills are, of course, indispensable for anyone in a steward position, in which working with and stimulating others can truly create the positive difference between success and failure – be it with clients, peers or those one is managing. And one should not forget, missing such skills will critically hamper one’s talent to hold in that powerful networking – no one is going to share the most recent new opening with you if you can’t engage with them.
Strategic Thinking and Decision Making
Strategic thinking is a keystone of the programme – one of the major learned outcomes of the degree has always been to aspirants shift from a well-designed role to a ‘large picture’ one. Henceforth one must be able to glimpse the future of an organization, and how it’s going to get there, factoring in the dexterity to deal with competitors and market forces by achieving competitive advantage. If so, one can find one self much in demand with top MBA employers.
Entrepreneurial skills:
An MBA must possess qualities like optimism, vision, Initiative, Desire for control, Drive and Persistence, Risk Tolerance and resilience. These skills are the are the abilities to smudge a breach in the market, decision adequate to know whether it’s value filling and the creativity and technical understanding, if not ability, to do so can be invaluable to a dynamic organization with designs on growth.
A Communication skills:
Encircling good communication skills in the workplace is all about being able to convey information to people clearly and simply, in a way that means things are understood and get done. It's about transmitting and receiving messages clearly, and being able to read one’s audience. An MBA graduate should pose himself if he/she is competent with all types of communication. One needs to be able to communicate well to sell your vision of the future to investors, potential clients, team members, and more.
Leadership Skills
• A management graduate must have leadership skills to facilitate the carrying out of purposeful roles by his or her subordinates. It is the continuous process of influencing others to understand and agree about what needs to be done and how to do it, and the process of facilitating individual and collective efforts to accomplish shared objectives. A Particularly, this was the skill surveyed top MBA employers were most satisfied that MBAs possessed.

• Author:
*Gireesh Yaralakattimath
Assistant Professor, Department of MBA,
Siddaganga Institute of Technology, and Tumakuru,
Karnataka, India.)
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