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Interview schedule

(To be used by the MBA students of Presidential Business School) Dear employer We often hear that there is a gap between the knowledge, skills and attitudes taught in the classroom and real working situations of business organizations. In order to find the reality we, the students of Presidential Business Schools, are conducting a research to see what the employers of the country need as MBA skills. We think that this way the MBA program will be made more beneficial and money spent for MBA study will turn into a real investment. We hope that this study will try to help bridge gap between the existing skills being provided by the management schools and the skills needed by the employers in their employees. A preliminary survey has already been done as a pilot study. Based on the findings of pilot study some skills have been identified and listed below for this interview schedule. We heartedly request you to help us to furnish the information given below so that we can draw some conclusion and prepare ourselves and future generation more practical. 1. Name of organization: 2. Size of the organization (based on employee number): Small (1-10) Medium (10-50) Big (50- )

3. Established year: .. 4. Age of the interviewee: 5. Sex: M/F 6. Status: Owner/Director/CEO/MD/Secretary 7. Nature of the organization Please indicate to which group your organization belongs to: 1. Consulting 2. Energy/utilities 3. Finance/accounting 4. Health care pharmaceutical 5. High technology 6. Manufacturing 7. Non-profit/government 8. Products/ services 7. Employers assessment of MBA students (Skill gap analysis) In the table given below a list of skills is given. You have to assess to what extent those skills are present in the employees working in your organization after completing MBA and MBS (graduates of management schools). If you find high gap please indicate with 5 and if there is least gap then assign 1.

Skills needed but lacks in the organization 1. Ability to adapt/change to new situations 2. Ability to delegate 3. Ability to integrate information from a wide variety of sources 4. Ability to make decision with imperfect information 5. Ability to think analytically 6. Ability to think strategically 7. Creative problem-solving skills 8. Cultural sensitivity and awareness 9. Implementation skills 10. Information gathering skills 11. Initiative taking ability 12. Interpersonal skills 13. Leadership skills 14. Oral communication skills 15. Quantitative skills 16. Skills in corporate ethical conduct 17. Technological skills 18. Work ethics 19. Written communication skills

8. Formal assessments at the time of recruiting and selecting Please indicate by yes or no to the method used to select the people for your organization. Methods of assessment Used (y=Yes and n=No) 1. Behavior-based interviews 2. Case or situational interviews 3. Knowledge, ability or experience evaluations 4. Career interest and job fit assessments 5. Performance/work sampling 6. Mathematical problem solving 7. Interactive assessments 8. Personality testing/inventories 9. Computer-assisted interviews 10. Other 11. Do not use formal assessment methods when I interview and/or evaluate candidates 12. Dont know 9. Factors to look at the time of recruitment Please state what you like to see at the time of recruiting and selecting 1 2.. 3 4 5.