Deciding to study an MBA (Master of Business Administration) is a big decision to take for aspiring global managers. Is choosing an MBA at a business school abroad worth the time and financial investment, as well as the demanding entry requirements? If you’re preparing to enter the competitive business world of today, we believe it is.
An MBA will offer you a wealth of advantages, especially when it’s offered by a top business school with a very good reputation. Getting a higher salary after graduation, landing a top management position, or even becoming your own boss are just a few of the extra advantages. Here are the top 7 reasons for which it is worth to start studying a Master of Business Administration:
1. Develop priceless managerial skills
An MBA education is usually pursued by young professionals with a minimum of two years of work experience and even by senior employees, that feel up to the challenge. After some time in the professional life, it is in the human nature to conform to a certain repetitiveness and to avoid taking risks. MBAs and their connected specialisations will teach you a lot about everything that makes a company tick. You will learn how to:
- Manufacture, advertise and sell your products;
- Keeping the company’s finances healthy;
- Maintain the company’s positive image;
- Gather and interpret industry data;
- Hire the right people and keep them motivated;
- Create hierarchies that help the company thrive;
- Know when to make the tough calls.
Studying a Master of Business Administration forces you to get out of your comfort zone, deal with the latest issues in international business, apply the newest management techniques, and constantly challenge yourself.
2. Get free access to a large business network
As an MBA student, you have great networking opportunities. You’ll get to know and interact in a context that accentuates your business management capabilities with colleagues, professors and teaching staff (usually former or current potent business people, with great management experience). Furthermore, if you are not doing a part-time MBA next to your job or within your company, you have good chances to meet potential employers through the various internships that are part of most MBA programmes.
Finally, you gain access to the extensive alumni network of that particular MBA programme. Your connections will give you a great overview of the business world, and a deep understanding of the slightest changes in the business environment. You can reflect on some big business issues, and make connections between various global events and world affairs.
3. Better chances for a higher salary
The average salary for an MBA graduate is considerably higher compared to the salary of an employee with a regular Master’s degree qualification. You can expect to earn twice as much as what you would expect to earn from a regular university degree.
4. Start your own company from scratch
Many students choose an MBA because they want to become entrepreneurs and learn how to run a successful business. They have an idea and a big dream and want to know how to turn them into reality. An MBA programme will help you acquire the knowledge and business practices that are needed to start a new business or help an existing business grow and develop. Many MBA graduates end up starting their own business and those who don’t initially land middle-level or top-level management positions within big companies. Just imagine how becoming your own boss would feel like.
5. Open the door to thriving career opportunities
Due to their qualification, graduates of an MBA programme have higher chances of obtaining and holding a high-level management position. More than 50% of the MBA graduates worldwide are senior managers or board directors. This type of position brings along a higher salary, but also higher responsibilities and longer working hours.
6. Experience a new place and culture during your studies
If you choose to study an MBA abroad, you will not only gain a new perspective on how businesses are handled but get to experience living in a different country. This will broaden your cultural and intellectual horizon, and your business career prospects, as well. You can find companies that you want to work for, arrange meetings with potential employers and, who knows?, you might end up staying and working after graduation or build your own business in that country.
7. IAJN Study Advice Team is here to help
Our Study Advice, is here to help you find and prepare for the right international MBA to fit your needs and ambitions. We connect you with the Alumni that has done an MBA and is successful in their career, so you can learn from their experience. Contact IAJN Study Advice team and choose your best MBA!