With the hiring trend for MBA graduates continuing to look positive, here is a list of some popular sectors and the skills set they require for graduates to be successful.An MBA degree can open doors to job opportunities in a plethora of industries .
A survey conducted by a global nonprofit educational organisation of leading graduate business schools indicates that more than 80% of companies worldwide plan to hire MBA graduates this year. Further, compared to other sectors, a greater percentage of finance and accounting and consulting firms plan to hire international candidates. This can be attributed to the specialised nature of the skills required to work in these industries. Here is a list of seven sectors that will hire MBA graduates; along with the low-down on the specific skills demanded by each sector.
Author is Uma Srinivasan, Vice President - South, Randstad India