Are you curious to find out which are the most read business education articles published on Access MBA in 2018? The following top 10 list is full of insights on topics ranging from MBA funding to possible career trajectories for business professionals. Dive into the world of business, management, and leadership with these timely reads.
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#10. Crowdfunding Your MBA Degree
The possibility of covering MBA expenses such as tuition fees and living and travel costs by resorting to crowdfunding campaigns has been a hot topic of late. With recent success stories from applicants who managed to raise funds in four- or five-digit numbers for their postgraduate education, the increased interest in crowdfunding websites is not difficult to explain.
#9. The Rise of the MBA in the Middle East
The Middle East is a growing MBA market serving as a gateway to a successful career in the region, mainly through its business education hubs of Dubai, Beirut, Doha, and Kuwait. The growth of the MBA sector is mostly fuelled by the ambition of the oil-rich nations to invest in business education to help develop a new crop of local business leaders capable of steering the region’s dynamic economy.
#8. The MBA Skills Most Valued by Employers
In the process of choosing the best business degree available, you will find out that although different programmes cater to different needs, some MBA skills are taught universally. Surely, these should be relevant to your specific goals and career aspirations. However, it is also important to be aware of the current job market fluctuations and to keep in mind that employers will value some skills over others.
#7. Explore MBA Opportunities for Personal and Career Growth
A defined career goal and a plan to achieve it is a must for MBA students. Business schools want to know why you want to pursue an MBA degree and how their programme will help you achieve your goals. What will be the real value of the degree to your personal and professional growth? To put it simply – what motivates you?
#6. Which Are the Recently Accredited Business Schools?
The top three accreditation bodies AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS are constantly assessing institutions to evaluate whether they adhere to high academic standards. Recently accredited business schools include institutions from Canada, China, Ecuador, Peru, Slovenia, and Sweden.
#5. 5 Nontraditional Careers for MBA Graduates
The MBA is much more than a degree in Business and Management – it is an experience of personal and professional growth which gives participants the opportunity to explore a variety of nontraditional careers. Professionals who are committed to making the most of their studies are also able to introduce a major shift in their current lives. Whether it is to change their geographic focus and work location or to entirely switch industries, MBA participants have a lot to look forward to.
#4. EMBA Career Paths Are Becoming More Diverse
Executive MBA (EMBA) studies may indeed gain you a C-level promotion at your current company, but there is now more than one way forward for the EMBA careers of senior executives. Lifelong careers with the same employer are slowly fading into history as talented managers become more selective in their EMBA career paths. EMBA participants are also more open to committing to new business ventures beyond the corporate world.
#3. The Economist Releases 2018 Executive MBA Ranking
The Executive MBA ranking, released for the third year in a row, is based on two web-based questionnaires between March and May 2018. One questionnaire was filled out by business schools and included quantitative measures, such as details of students and faculty, the number of overseas assignments required, and statistics on alumni. The second questionnaire was filled out by current students and alumni from the schools’ last three graduating classes.
#2. How to Choose Which English Test to Take
As an international MBA applicant you will need to submit a complete and well-prepared application package which normally has to include an English test certificate. Depending on the tests that are administered in your country, there can be different options to choose from including TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, PTE Academic, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE), etc.
#1. Who Earns the Highest Post-MBA Salaries in the US?
One of the predominant concerns MBA aspirants have about pursuing a business graduate education revolves around post-MBA salaries. US News has recently released a ranking of the US business schools boasting the best-paid graduates.