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Good Time to Be an MBA

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A few weeks ago, we had a good conversation about the merits of an MBA degree. Today, Anne Fischer from Fortune Magazine says it’s a good time to be an MBA.

She claims there’s been a change in hiring patterns. Instead of companies hiring MBAs in advance, companies are picking up new graduates “just in time.” On top of that, graduates are not concerned with the uncertainty. The top concerns of employers looking to hire are ethics training and critical thinking skills, while the top concerns of students are lifestyle and work-life balance.

The bottom line is that while 2004′s hiring numbers were flat, there has been a 51% increase in 2005 hires.

Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published May 31, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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lol. this part of the article made me laugh:

“A sign of the times: “Ethical conduct” is ranked No. 1 this year on a list of attributes recruiters care about. Last year, it didn’t even show up on the radar screen.”