Whether you are pursuing an MBA or it’s the next step in your career ladder, a study as challenging and demanding as MBA comes with its own set of skills and qualities essential for success.
Compiled here is a list of crucial qualities that an interviewer looks for in an MBA candidate
The first and foremost quality is Leadership. An MBA candidate should have the ability to tackle situations in a such a way that they lead others to greatness. Think of all the times you did a group project or played games. You may have come up with an idea or you may have guided your teammates to easy success. Being a leader shows your ability to simplify everyday situations and achieve results. After all, a degree in MBA is for leadership roles in organizations.
The six-word formula ”Think things through- then follow through” is the classic mantra of success for managers. Strategic thinking and problem-solving are intrinsic qualities that you need to possess before you decide to pursue an MBA. You can choose any stream in MBA and be assured that your Quantitative and analytical skills will be put to test.
You need to be an element of yourself i.e unique. And that only comes with creativity which is simple to define but hard to implement. During your course, you will come to realize that not all real-world problems can be tackled by textbook defined solutions. You need to think outside the box and have the courage to take risks.
No one works in isolation. Interpersonal skills and effective communication can get you anywhere. Even the most basic of job positions like a sales rep requires toned attitude and consistency to achieve targets.
Discipline is not all about good manners. It is about the willingness to do what needs to be done even when you don’t want to do it. For a business student, it is a secret to handle workplace pressure and like character, it has to be built.
The last but most important of all is Ethics/ Moral Code. It is what defines your value and makes you a brand. During the progress of the course or in the workplace it is always important to do what is right and what is within the code of conduct of the organization.