If you’ve reached a career plateau, you may be considering augmenting your existing credentials and experience with a vocational qualification. While it’s possible to climb your way up through a company’s ranks with dedication, hard work and a little persistence, in some scenarios, you have to go the extra mile to breach the echelons of upper management. This is where a professional degree such as the Executive Master’s in Business Administration can help.
What is an MBA?
In order to make a success of a senior management role, you need a way to harness your raw talent and put it into good use. To run a business, you will need an insight into all aspects of its operation, from keeping the books in tip-top condition to understanding the function of a marketing strategy. MBA courses are designed to give a grounding in these critical skills, in order to better position you to achieve that next career step.
Will it disrupt employment?
Many employers will look favourably on your decision to invest the time, money and energy into improving your value as an employee, and fortunately, you can pursue an MBA on a part time basis. Masters programs tend to make it easy for students to attend lectures and seminars remotely online, allowing you to attend in person as seldom as once a month, as MBA students tend to have demanding lives.
What are the professional benefits?
Despite the dynamic nature of business, the MBA qualification is still considered an essential tool to some institutions, so much so that 42 CEOs of the Fortune 100 top companies have an MBA. The financial incentive is also considerable, given that the average salary of an MBA graduate is in the region of £80,000.
Are there any personal advantages?
The MBA course will immerse you in a group of talented people from all walks of life. Not only is there insight to be gained from this alone, interaction is encouraged throughout the course, which will forge invaluable personal and business relationships. MBA holders tend to be confident communicators, excellent problem solvers and credible among their peers. You will grow as a person considerably.
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