For the senior executive “soft skills are more important than ever”, writes Harvard Business School professor, Boris Groysberg. While hard skills—knowledge and technical aptitude—are covered by business schools, soft skills aren’t. Yet.
According to Fragkiskos Filippaios, from the University of Kent, this is changing. Widespread criticism of the MBA has forced action, in order to ensure that the qualification maintains its relevance, and continues be in demand despite a stagnating market. This has been done, in part, by focusing on soft skills and leadership. And the revamp is spreading.
It’s a good move.
But there are still a lot of senior executives out there who need the soft skills they never learned.
Is the MBA change too little too late?