Important Qualities B-schools look for in an MBA candidate
by Priya Mishra
Category Marketing Management

An MBA course is pursued by several students and working executives these days. The quality of a student is determined not only by his theoretical prowess, but also by his practical knowledge and understanding of business models. A company will seek a prospective employee who fits their requirements and the expectations from an MBA are phenomenal. The course is therefore created to train the students to excel in all parameters of a business.

At SOIL, we inculcate such teachings and train our students to be ready for the real world. Our selection process is also unique and the candidates are selected through a unique 'Talent Appreciation Process'.  This procedure is acquired from our parent company - Grow Talent that has developed thousands of leaders since its inception in 2000.

All B-schools are looking for passionate candidates who are willing to train hard and hone their skills as budding entrepreneurs in today's competitive world. Hence, the selection process is conducted to match the expectations of the B-school. Recruiters are looking for prospects who are willing to walk the extra mile when need be, have ambitions in life that don’t falter with failure, willingness to excel in all fields and succeed in projects undertaken.

The rigor of selection for a B-school ensures that the candidate is ready to handle challenges such as working in a team, coming up with innovative ideas and having an ambition to succeed, but also face failure with humility. The different tests designed for the selection process comprise a variety of questions that directly or indirectly assess the student’s inner qualities.

At SOIL apart from the 'Talent Appreciation Process' we have a second test module called 'Caliper' and a third called the 'Talent Appreciation Process. These three modules help us understand the candidate and his goals and based on the results, the candidate progresses to the admission process.

SOIL is a business school that provides holistic education that builds inspired leaders by enabling people to know who they are, recognize their purpose and realize their full potential, to build organizations of consequence. SOIL offers one year PG programs in HR and Business Leadership and also a one year executive MBA.

SOIL is co-created by a group of leading companies (TATA Steel, Mahindra & Mahindra, Infosys, Maruti Suzuki, ICICI Bank etc) from across industry verticals that believe in SOIL and its value proposition. They partner with SOIL to design the curriculum, select and mentor students, present live case studies, guide students for Action Learning Projects and lead the placement process.