Why Get an MBA ?

Why Get an MBA?

Is the MBA Still Hot?

The MBA is a degree that has undergone various transformations. Over the years, B-schools have introduced different formats to match the interests and availability of prospective students, and the constantly adapt their programmes' content to market trends. ...

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The MBA Dilemma

The MBA is an investment and there are some odds that need to be weighed before you undertake this qualification boost. Embarking on a Master's of business administration is a long-term endeavour that entails more than just making the time for it ...

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MBA in Times of Crisis

There isn't a wrong or right time to start your MBA; instead, there is a less or more appropriatemoment in your professional and personal life. But ever since the financial crisis hit and the turbulence of the uncertain economic environment took over, a different question emerged.

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Going for the Big Move

Getting an MBA is a big move for your career as well as your profession. You get a better qualification, your resume is highly strengthened, and your market value is boosted by the precious experience. The degree is also a financial investment that should not be taken lightly.

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Women Take the MBA Plunge

Female names are listed more and more often as leading figures in some of the hottest global business ventures and influential deals – IBM appointed its first female CEO, Ginni Rometty, Facebook went through a historical important IPO lead by Sheryl Sandberg, Google's top executive Marissa Mayer became Yahoo's CEO…

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Internships Matter

It is a truth universally acknowledged that one of the best ways to learn is by getting involved. Practical experience is invaluable and the way to secure it, while still studying for an MBA degree, is by applying for an internship.

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Another View of the World

Travelling and experiencing living and studying abroad, in an unknown cultural, social and ethical environment, is a key feature of MBA courses worldwide. Whether this is achieved through campus rotation, exchange programmes, study trips or working seminars, the result is one - a wider horizon.

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Career Booster

The world job market may be a bit schizophrenic at times, but MBA graduates have never ceased to be in demand. Employers are still hiring, prospects are looking good...

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Beyond Prestige

When it comes to the return on investment of your MBA, you should remember that it goes far beyond mere numbers...

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Is it the Right Time

In the last four years demand for better and more qualified business professionals has become acute and the pay-off remains excellent. Investing in your career now could be the right move in the long-run...

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Cash in or Cash out

The big financial crash was swift and unexpected. It struck out of the blue some four years ago, yet its thunderous bluster did not die out as quickly as it occurred. On the contrary, it persisted, leaving...

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Cash Back in 4 Years!

A new survey shows it takes 4 years for MBA graduates to receive back 100% of investment in their degree. Investments, however, are more than time and money, and the return goes beyond salary to valuable experience and a priceless network. An MBA degree requires a substantial investment...

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The Admission Directors Are Watching You!

In recent years, Social Networks have become integral part of our everyday communication. They play a key role not only in our personal, but also in our professional and business relations. As a prospective MBA applicant you must be careful of what you post, comment and share. By Elena Mihailova, Access MBA Social Networks Coordinator...

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The Value of an MBA

The MBA is a gateway even during a gritty recession when the bursting of the mortgage bubble and the bank collapse in the US, for example, tipped the scale of the work/life balance. In the business world, obtaining an MBA degree...

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MBA: The Sustainable Choice – A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

Proof of the renewed interest in MBA programmes comes from the Graduate Management Admission Council, which reported that the number of GMAT test-takers was set to reach an all-time high of more than 267,000 in 2009, eclipsing the previous record of 264,700 set in 2008...

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MBA - The Added Value

First introduced in the United States in 1908, the MBA is today an indispensable step for business professionals wanting to enhance their careers and move ahead in the international community...

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MBA: A Truly International Degree

What are the overall trends in the MBA market? The number of GMAT tests administered worldwide? Gender breakdowns? Student Mobility?...

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Rethinking the Role of Women and the MBA

Women are applying to MBA programmes in greater numbers than ever before. GMAC reports that currently, 40 per cent of GMAT test-takers are women. This trend has been confirmed by the Forté Foundation, an organisation that promotes women in management. Forté found that for the first time in 15 years, the number of women in business schools has risen significantly. 

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Is Gateway To Opportunity Now Open To Women MBAs? Five-year Follow-up

As business schools worldwide compete for still-scarce female MBA candidates, only a handful such as the University of Michigan Ross Business School and London Business School...

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Profile of MBA Graduates

Every year the Graduate Management Admission Council, which owns the GMAT test, conducts a series of surveys which aim to answer this question. Amongst the topics of interest are the level of employment of...

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Back to Work

Internships can certainly help MBA students gain on-the-job experience, test their newly acquired competences and pave the way for their careers. Gaining experience, finding the right industry, developing...

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Quo Vadis, MBA?

Despite the current crisis, the MBA degree remains the preferred option for those seeking a solid 360 degree general management education. Yet, we have to ask: how are these revered three letters...

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MBA Job Market on the Upturn

The job market for MBA graduates is improving, as employers have an increasing need for skilled management talent to drive the business through the challenging economic environment. Surveys show that considerably more employers plan to hire MBA graduates in 2012...

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Going Global with an MBA

These days globalisation defines the business strategy of many companies and MBA graduates are keen to learn the nuts and bolts of an emerging market....

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Social Networks

Social networks are now part of almost every level of communication, from personal issues and building business strategies to school exam preparations and innovative university tools. They play a key role in our research and are used for...

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Driving Your Career With an MBA

At an early stage, you may need to decide the MBA format that's best for you. A fulltime MBA format is typically designed for those who want to change job functions or sectors or even start new careers in a new country. The part-time MBA formats are mainly designed for candidates who want advancement in their careers but without having to leave their current situations...

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The MBA Is the Most Desired Degree in the World

MBA enrolments have shot up dramatically over the past two years, proof that young professionals and employers know the value proposition of the degree. By learning solid business skills in a real-life environment, students are building the foundation of their careers against the pitfalls of an uncertain economy where recruiters are becoming more selective in the selection process. The return on investment is high for those candidates who earn their MBA at the top business schools, where strong networks are in place to help pave the way for success in the future.

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