Study indicates which topics are important to MBA students

A majority of potential MBA students said they want to learn about leadership and strategic management.
A majority of potential MBA students said they want to learn about leadership and strategic management.

A recent study by research firm CarringtonCrisp shows what prospective master's of business administration (MBA) students hope to learn during their programs. The company states that they spoke with 476 individuals from 79 countries in order to receive this information.

The study shows that the two most important things students hope to learn during their master's degree courses are strategic management and leadership. Other topics these students wanted to learn about include how to manage people and organizations as well as entrepreneurship. However, a majority of prospective students said that areas such as creativity, operations management and risk management are not vital aspects to their programs.

About 60 percent of respondents said that the main reason they wanted to earn an MBA was to improve their career prospects. Other popular responses were to learn new skills and to begin to think differently.

As PayScale reports, earning an MBA degree can also lead to a higher salary. On average, people who hold this credential make between $47,500 and $220,566 per year, depending on the industry in which they work.

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