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Though advanced problem-solving skills are prized in many roles MBA students wish to pursue—particularly in consulting—few students enter MBA programs with these abilities.
As a manager, you must learn how to connect with a wide range of people to succeed. Without it, you can fail to win the commitment of your reports and struggle to meet otherwise achievable business goals.
After a few years of experience, many Simon MBAs are tapped for leadership positions, either leading a group or a line of business—particularly if they’ve become knowledgeable about their industry or function and have developed their problem solving, communication, and team-building abilities.
In today’s business world, it's crucial for managers and leaders to be globally aware; your ability to work well with diverse colleagues and to be open to new ways of doing business will help you adapt to different work environments, people, and organizations.
In business, as it is in life, integrity is paramount. Making ethical decisions is about behaving consistently with your values, principles, and motives. It means being trustworthy, truthful, and candid, and doing the right thing even when no one is looking.
Most career paths require teamwork and team-building skills. Collaboration, group savvy, interpersonal skills, personal power, relationship building, and the ability to follow a leader are all critical skills for MBAs to possess.
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