Why MBAs Bring Innovation and Critical Thinking to Companies

04 Jun 2015

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When a complex problem arises, companies rely on proactive thinkers to solve them. MBA graduates are given a set of skills that maximize problem solving from all angles.

When a complex problem arises, companies rely on proactive thinkers to solve them. MBA graduates are given a set of skills that maximize problem solving from all angles. Improving key business processes involves more than tunnel vision which is why the MBA brand of thinking is so attractive. Hiring managers seek the following characteristics when hiring graduates of a Master of Business Administration program:

  • Leadership
  • Market Trend Analysis
  • Change Management
  • Project Management
  • The Ability to Produce Results
Unfortunately, critical thinking cannot be taught in a class. Through extensive MBA curriculum, graduates come away with a wide variety of case studies, real world shadowing, and extracurricular learning experiences. A Master of Business Administration program promotes a 360 degree business focus. An MBA doesn’t just evaluate a company by looking at its marketing strategies, for example, an employee with an MBA will analyze how all business processes affect results. Analysis will include financials, research and development, and every core business activity in between.

MBAs are sought after because those three letters signal an ability to assess uncertainty, measure variables, and seek answers which affect business line changes that produce results. MBAs increase a company’s competitive edge because they generate ideas that lead to market innovation. Naturally, an employee should be evaluated on more criteria than simply his or her degree. The completion of an MBA curriculum may not guarantee future employee performance ,  but it certainly sets its business candidates apart from others.

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