Study finds gap in cos` expectations & newly hired MBAs skills
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Last Updated: Monday, March 08, 2010, 18:01
Mumbai: Do new MBA graduates of Indian institutes and universities meet the expectations of their first employers?

According to a study by Higher Education Forum (BEF), there are gaps between the expectations of the employers and certain skills of hired MBAs.

The "Skill Gap Survey" was conducted to systematically evaluate if there were gaps in the expectations and performance of newly hired MBAs in Indian Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI) sector.

"The Skills Gap Survey found that gaps do exist, particularly in skills such as listening, and team work and collaboration; attitudes such as self-motivation, self-discipline and commitment and dedication; and Knowledge such as understanding organisation and process; product, solutions, and services; and consumer behaviour," Director 1SOS Manish Panchal and vice-president Westat India Vasudha Narayanan who conducted the survey for HEF said.

The survey was released at the first annual meeting of HEF with a theme, "Towards excellence in Higher Education" at Welingkar Institute of Management.

This research is the first step in understanding the gaps between industry expectation and the performance of newly hired MBAs in the Indian BFSI sector.


First Published: Monday, March 08, 2010, 18:01

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