A dynamic business environment rewards those with a diverse set of skills. Developing a strong set of skills is key to a rewarding career.
Lack of Skills is an Obstacle
In a recent study, over half of the employers surveyed said that a lack of skills is the number 1 obstacle to hiring new employees.
Developing a Well-Rounded Skill Set
An online MBA can help you develop new skills that will help you advance your career and open up new opportunities.
A strong mix of hard and soft skills are important to employers and some employers even believe that soft skills are as or more important than hard skills.
Top Hard and Soft Skills for 2021
The top soft skills in demand are:
The top hard skills in demand are:
- Data analysis
- Digital marketing
- IT strategy
- Project management
Finding the Right MBA Program for Your Needs
For many students, an online degree offers the flexibility they need to balance academics, professional responsibilities, and personal life. Approximately 1 in 3 postsecondary students take at least one course online.
A graduate degree can be your next step towards professional success. See more reasons why in this infographic by the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business.
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