Soft Skills for MBA career

Lancaster MBA’s “Core Capabilities” module introduces expert leadership consultants on the campus’ center stage. “Soft skill development and practical teamwork are crucial in the development of leaders”, says Tim Kemp on Lancaster University Management School’s full-time MBA program.

As people all know, the prestigious university mentioned above is the world’s top rank university for MBA and ranked 10th for value for money according to the Financial Times. Business Because revealed that their module has a strong emphasis on soft skills ingrained in its curriculum.

MBA Core Capabilities module reportedly runs for a year program. Tim and other leadership coaches, professional goes on campus to work on students’ core soft skills –teamwork, emotional intelligence, stores near me and communication.

The Core Capabilities module focuses on three key areas:

  • cognitive conduct (thinking critically, creatively, and holistically)
  • collaborative conduct (engaging in teamwork and productive dialogue)
  • reflectivity (self-reflection to improve performance)

“There is no doubt that the most effective people are the ones who have solid emotional intelligence those who can empathize with other human beings, inspire, and engage with them. Ensuring Lancaster MBA students are immersed in an environment that enables them to gain an understanding of how to lead, and how to get people to follow them, is what these sessions are all about,” says Tim.

Moreover, two of the students who have decided to study closely together are married couple Josemar de la Lama and his wife Lorena Arrese. While they considered different business schools, Josemar believed that Lancaster MBA stood out the most.

“I’m South American and we tend to think differently to people from the Middle East or Europe, so sometimes you have to open your eyes to understand different points of view,” he explains. Furthermore, Josemar was a finance manager for Scotiabank in Peru before taking his MBA. Still, he hopes to develop his soft skills, knowing he will step into the leadership role in the future.