The MBA – Overview, Perspectives, Insights, Feedback

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The Best Isn't Always Best for You

There are 3,000 MBA programmes offered worldwide. Yet the top-ranked MBA programmes keep attracting thousands of candidates every year. In reality, there are myriads of excellent top quality yet ...

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To Specialise or Not?

Specialised MBAs came on the business education scene years after general MBAs emerged. That's the reason why general MBAs make up some 90% of the total MBA market. The specialised programmes, as the name suggests, offer specific knowledge in one particular area, enabling attendees to deepen ...

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Small Is Beautiful

Planning to pursue an MBA degree is a big choice, but the right choice doesn't necessarily mean going big. A small class size gives quality education too. Here are some of the key assets to consider in your search ...

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The MBA Hot Spot Factor

The location is a factor when choosing an MBA programme which sometimes tends to be given secondary consideration. But it shouldn't. The main reason is that statistics show that quite often MBA graduates live and work in the local area for years after graduating. So picking the right spot is essential. ...

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How to Choose the Right MBA – 2.0

There are so many things to consider when choosing your MBA programme. Criteria vary in importance depending on where you are in your life: a corporate executive with a wealth of experience, an entrepreneur, a creative freelancer, a parent, 25 years old, 40 years old, where you live, your financial situation, to mention ...

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Resculpting the MBA

An MBA is the degree that can transform your career. Getting that postgraduate business diploma is an investment that can be one of the best catalysts for your professional development and can push you one step closer toward C-level positions within your company ...

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Learning by Doing

Some MBA programmes put a lot of emphasis on using business case studies in the classroom. In this way they put students into the position of decision makers in an actual business situation. However, this approach is very demanding ...

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Business Schools or Schools of Business?

At the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008, universities offering high-quality MBA degrees saw the crash as a blessing in disguise and a time for business-makers to take a break and go back to school ...

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The Big Jump

Choosing the right MBA can be tough. Although many people choose to pursue their MBAs for varying reasons, the steps that need to be taken to identify the best school for your situation and goals are pretty common. Here are some smart and helpful ways to assist you in making that big decision ...

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Business Savvy with an MBA

Contrary to prevailing assumptions, companies worldwide are more inclined than ever to hire MBAs. They simply consider this to be a safe bet since MBA skills are practical, hands-on and applicable from day one. So here are the top ten reasons why you should say Yes! to an MBA and go back to college ...

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Is Harvard the Only Choice?

Everyone has a dream career, and a high-ranking school isn't the only way to achieve it. Planning to pursue an MBA is a big choice, but the right choice doesn't necessarily mean picking the highest-ranking school. A less renowned school can also provide the quality education which could be a much better fit for you ...

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Brand or Non-Brand MBA?

An MBA certainly provides you with better qualifications and increases your chances of promotion at your place of work or of a major career shift. Elite universities may have brand names that give you an extra shove, but they are not necessarily the only possible choice one can make when pursuing an MBA degree ...

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To MBA or to MIM

If you are set on a career in business management, there are two obvious choices you can make: a Masters in Management (MIM) or an MBA. These two might look like mirror images of each other, yet there are essential differences between them which you must consider before plunging back into the world of practically-oriented academia ...

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Which MBA?

MBAs are tailored to the personal needs and aspirations of potential candidates so before you make your final and ultimate decision it's best to have an action plan and follow a few preliminary steps...

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How to Choose the Right MBA?

Your post-MBA success depends largely on your pre-MBA choice and there are a number of important things to consider before filling out that application. Here are some tips on how you should go about identifying the right school ...

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Daydreaming or Living Your Dreams

Access MBA recently launched MBA Reach, the new comprehensive candidate service: individualized school selection and scholarships, GMAT preparation, personal consultations and coaching all the way through to your MBA admission with experienced consultants and automated on-line tools ...

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Nine Steps to Choosing the Right MBA for You

The MBA application process, the point when you finally decide to take the big leap into the unknown, is a critical turning point in your career. With so many top-level MBA programmes to choose from and in so many different countries, the whole process can be quite overwhelming and you may not know where to start...

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Matching Your Criteria to the Right MBA

Have you ever asked yourself where your career has taken you since you earned your previous degree? You love your job, know the satisfaction of providing a valuable service to your clients and want to add value to the enterprise. Trouble is, you are often left frustrated by the effort, and now want the three gold MBA letters that will indelibly put you into a higher career chain, one that leads to senior roles in the company hierarchy. A part-time MBA in the local market could be the best route for you ...

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Choosing the Right Business School

Doing an MBA is a major investment in time and money, and for many students the biggest educational expense that they will make in their lives. Candidates who make the MBA move are absolutely correct in weighing up all the pros and cons of each programme before selecting the few to which applications will be sent.

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What Type of MBA Programme is Best for Your Profile

How can you choose the program that fits your needs the best? To make the right decision, you should think about some factors: your career, your lifestyle, your financial needs and the curriculum that is important to you...

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David against Goliath MBAs. Are Top Ten MBAs the Only choice?

Pursuing an MBA is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Many candidates choose a programme because of its international reputation. Should it be the only factor in creating a successful career? Are branding and rankings the only matters?...

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Do Your Soul-Searching First and Your School-Searching Second

An MBA should not be expensive wallpaper-a sacred document to frame and hang up in your office for all to admire. The purpose of an MBA is to serve its owner as a sturdy tool for constructing a career. Whether you want to develop managerial or specialized technical skills to secure a promotion, undertake a drastic career change or mere ly remain market able in your current position, an MBA programme exists for every motivation...

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Overview of MBA Programmes: Full-time, Part-time, Distance-learning and Executive MBAs

MBA programs are numerous. With so many options, the search for the MBA that is best suited for your goals is a strenuous and demanding process. The first step is to identify the type of MBA you are looking for. Above all, you need to realize that there is no "best" or "worst" MBA. Each prospective MBA student has his or her own vision of his or her career development ...

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The Employers' Perspective: A Full-time or an Executive MBA Programme?

It is widely accepted that an MBA from a good school opens many doors to a graduate. Employers know the value of an MBA which makes them willing to fully or partially sponsor their employees. The question is what difference it makes for a manager to hold a traditional and a non-traditional (part-time or executive) MBA while being engaged or sponsored by his or her current employer...

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