Six ways getting an MBA will boost your career
February • 27th, 2020
by Björn Schlesinger
Here's why an MBA is a good idea for your career!
In a competitive job market it can feel impossible to stand out. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is a powerful tool that helps you to rise-up the ranks and kickstart your career.
The MBA and Executive MBA degree itself are hugely attractive to both employers and employees and includes a core curriculum of subjects useful for business and management. Topics covered include marketing, accounting, operations, and leadership skills - all useful for those pursuing a managerial career in industries ranging from the public sector and marketing to healthcare administration and human resources.
Here are just six more ways that getting an MBA will level up your career.
1. Study where you want to live
MBA programmes are offered at top business schools around the world, so you can study in a country or city you've always dreamed of living in. It's a chance to move somewhere new and discover a different culture, as well as take steps to advance your international career.
Many employers look for international experience on a CV -- it shows that you are adaptable and have overcome challenges without your usual support network.
2. Study where you want to work
Studying for an MBA can be the first step to relocating somewhere you want to live and work in the long-run. It gives you the chance to get the lay of the land and spend some time in a country before taking the plunge and moving there for good. It also offers networking opportunities and opens up connections to local businesses that may be useful when you graduate. If you want to stay in your current job and location though, then maybe a Part-Time, EMBA or Distance Learning programme could be the right fit for you.
3. Brush up on your English (or the local language)
Many MBAs are taught in English, so non-native speakers can improve their language skills and learn business terminology that will be useful post-MBA. You can also pick up another language if you move somewhere where the locals don't speak English, you can even find MBAs in German. Having one (or more) languages on your CV is always appealing to an employer.
4. Grow your network
You will be studying alongside other experienced professionals from different countries and industries - and they're all there for the same reason as you: to advance their careers. Studying together is a great way to start forming your business network, and you'll also benefit from a global range of perspectives throughout the course.
Take the next step in your career and be part o the upcoming MBA career online event on Saturday 21st March.
5. Gain experience
Doing an MBA helps you to gain experience that makes you more appealing to employers. It can also distinguish you throughout the application process and give you the “international mindset” that employers often look for in an increasingly globalised world.
Many MBA programmes require that you complete an internship before graduating. This in itself can help you to build relationships within a company you may want to work for, potentially leading to a job opportunity once you've completed the programme.
6. There's demand for graduates worldwide
The MBA market is continually growing, with opportunities increasing every year across different business industries. Combining theory with practical learning, an MBA can take your career to new heights. It's also internationally recognised, so wherever you are in the world, an MBA gives you a professional edge that will help you to stand out in a saturated job market.
So, what's stopping you?
Take the next step in your career and visit the upcoming MBA career event in Munich on Saturday 21st March.
IMPORTANT NOTE! DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS MEASURES THIS MEETING IS NOW TAKING PLACE ONLINE!
From 13.00 to 15.30 you can meet with the business schools in 30min meetings. Registration is still open and once you sign up, the QS MBA team will get in touch with you to plan the meetings. Make use of this opportunity to meet with the many different schools!
You'll meet admission directors from 20 top-ranked local and international business schools, such as TUM, Munich Business School, University of St. Gallen, IE Business School, WHU, ESCP Europe, and Cass. Furthermore, you will receive a free CV-check and career consultation and as part of the networking session get to mingle with fellow professionals from different industries. Also, financially it can be worthwhile to join the events as only attendees qualify for exclusive MBA scholarships worth $1.3 M.
The event is free to attend, but places are limited so make sure to reserve yours.
QS Connect MBA
Saturday 21st March
12.00 – 15.30
Hotel Bayerischer Hof