Is this the perfect time to do an MBA?

As applications soar, MT's new micro-site looks at some of the UK's best business education courses.

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

In these uncertain economic times, it’s no surprise that many executives are wondering whether it’s time to do that MBA they’ve always fancied. As many people face up to rocky employment prospects, particularly in the City, with no real sign of a recovery on the horizon, it’s easy to see the attraction of a couple of years at business school. Time it right, and you could emerge into the post-downturn world with a beefed-up CV and a clear conscience, just as our corporate giants start hiring again.

That’s why MT has launched a new Management Today MBA microsite, which tells you all you need to know about some of the UK’s top MBA and executive education courses – including links, case studies and contact details.

As a special treat, we’ve also added two exclusive features from the current issue of MT. In the first, 'Back to School?', Philip Delves Broughton looks at the rise in MBA applications and asks how far this is due to the downturn. He also looks at providers who are trying to exploit the current turmoil to attract more students for part-time courses – and ponders whether the current crop of MBA recruits will have jobs to go to when they finish...

And for those of you who can’t face (or perhaps afford) a year or two back to school, fear not: you can also check out Richard Reeves and John Knell on 'The 80 Minute MBA' – your hour-and-a-bit-long short-cut to business brilliance. ‘No throat-clearing, windy anecdotes or lengthy case studies: just the key insights and killer facts,’ as they put it – including a timely demand for sustainability to become a standard part of MBA courses around the world...

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