The MT MBA Hub
You don't have to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds to get a business education. Short or online courses might suit you better.
MBAs: a fantastic way to get ahead in business or a complete waste of time and money? Graduate Management Admission Council's Julia Tyler pleads the case for the former.
Henley Business School's Jon Foster-Pedley has 10 tips for surviving your MBA course. You can study without sacrificing your family life, he says, if you follow these simple rules.
Why study for an MBA?
Studying for a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) is a big undertaking both for the time commitment and the financial outlay, but it is now universally recognised as a great way to change the course of your career or accelerate your way up the corporate career ladder.
Around 100,000 people take up the challenge of studying full-time for an MBA every year, and about 300,000 more go part-time or even online. That’s a massive proportion of the working population getting ahead with business qualifications and a good reason to consider doing the same, yourself.
With best business practice, technical and personal skills and academic case studies, the process of studying for an MBA is designed to equip you with the relevant skills needed to walk into a corporate environment and be able to hit the ground running. Many courses will also offer a decent alumni network to help find contacts and advice for putting your new qualification to use.
In an increasingly competitive graduate jobs market, there is no doubt that a career in business can benefit from what the modern MBA offers.
Salford Business School
Salford Business School offers one of the most flexible, AMBA-accredited and enterprise-led MBA programmes in the world. Students can join the programme in September, November, January, March and June with full-time students completing their programme in a year, and part-time/executive students typically taking two years.
The ‘Executive Lifestyle Learning’ approach has been developed to meet the demands of today’s aspiring global business leaders and involves a ‘flipped classroom’ pedagogy emphasising active learning. The Salford MBA is delivered at Media City UK - one of the most exciting initiatives in the world – and our MBAs get the opportunity to work with, and alongside, leading organisations in the digital, media and creative industries. Two of the most innovative and popular new modules are Creative Leadership and Managing Creative Teams and Social Search and Media Marketing – tapping directly into the needs of businesses in the 21st Century and offering the latest thinking to leaders of the future.
The MBA Business Innovation Live Project enables businesses to benefit from professional consultancy services at no cost as MBA students work with organisations for up to 10 weeks. The company and MBA student agree objectives, scope, deliverables and timeframe and then work on a consultancy basis, providing innovative ideas and solutions. helping to resolve business challenges or problems. Developments which will come on stream in January 2014 are two new MBA pathways, enabling students to specialise in Digital Business and Sports Business, areas where Salford boasts some of the top experts in their field.
MBA News and features
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