Key Characteristics of an MBA StudentBy George Mason University Jul 03, 2013 12:00PM UTC
Key Characteristics of an MBA Student
Several driving factors lead students to MBA program enrollment: employment opportunity increases, development of skills, a higher salary. While each student’s reasoning for seeking an MBA program is unique, Harvard Business school recently posed the question “Are there certain characteristics successful MBA degree seekers possess?” Upon further investigation, researchers were able to identify certain traits that exist ostensibly in degree holders. Here’s a look at the prominent characteristics possessed by successful MBA grads:
MBA students demonstrate initiative from the get-go. Leading is their forte, whether managing a project or directing a team. Goals made when entering an MBA program include cultivating and improving upon their already remarkable leadership skills.
While maintaining focus proves difficult for many, MBA students have little to no trouble remaining focused on class assignments and projects. Their adamant fixation on the task at hand provides a mental barrier, unbroken by minor distractions.
Gaining acceptance to an accredited MBA program requires drive and commitment. Prior to receiving their degree, students remain absolutely committed to their own career goals and skill advancement.
An Eye for Creativity
In a business environment, certain obstacles requiring critical decision making may arise. Successful MBA students use their logical and analytical skills to think ‘outside of the box’ and deliver an ingenious solution, no matter the level of difficulty.
Concise Communication Skills
Demonstrating accomplished communication skills, especially written communication, is a key component to your success within the business world . MBA students will possess a professional tone, whether written or verbal.
Additional studies have proven successful MBA graduates often go on to become strong networkers due to their adept social skills. No matter your career choice, honing the aforementioned traits and obtaining your degree will surely land you a great job in the near future.