5 reasons to do an MBA (and how to get started)
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) qualification is a highly recognised management degree that will help you take the next step in your career.
Find out more about MBA programmes from the experts
Whether you’ve always wanted to start an MBA, or have just started thinking about it, you have the chance to learn more (for free!) at the QS Online MBA Event on April 5. Take the opportunity to speak directly with some of the world’s most renowned MBA programmes providers, such as INSEAD, London Business School, Rotterdam School of Management, WHU, IE Business School and ESCP Business School.
Two career and admissions coaches will also be on hand to provide you with useful insights for your application and career planning. The event is free to attend, but places are limited, so sign up early to avoid disappointment.
What benefits does an MBA offer?
You’ll find out more at the Online MBA Event on April 5, but for a sneak preview, here are five reasons why you should start thinking about an MBA:
Enhance your skills
As a non-consecutive business degree, the MBA curriculum teaches you business knowledge and hard skills. This is especially useful for students coming from various industry backgrounds and functions, be it engineering or social sciences. Depending on your MBA specialisation, the programme can also focus on skills and case studies relevant to your target industry.
Become a future leader
Just as important as hard skills are the soft skills and managerial attributes you will cultivate during your studies. There is a huge global demand for future managers who can steer their teams successfully through the age of digital transformation.
Build your network
MBA classrooms bring students from multiple industries and nationalities together. Benefit from peer-to-peer learning, knowledge exchange and connections for the future. With an MBA, you can truly build your global network of business connections and friends.
Elevate your career
Whether you want to change industry, take on a leadership position or start your own business – the MBA gives you the framework to do it. Get a competitive advantage with an MBA from a highly-ranked business school and benefit from the school’s company connections and alumni network.
Return on investment reports (ROI)
The MBA is a great investment that requires a lot of research and planning - not to mention a considerable financial outlay - so you want to make sure that your funding and hard study work are worthwhile. Business schools will be able to provide you with return on investment (ROI) reports of their MBA programmes and expected salary increase figures. There are also free tools such as the QS MBA ROI Calculator that can help you compare schools, countries and industries.
Meet business schools
With hundreds of MBA programmes on the market, it can be hard to work out exactly how and where to get your MBA journey started. Join the free QS Online MBA Event on April 5 to meet with business schools in personalised meetings, tailored to your experience and interests.
The informal sessions will give you the chance to learn more about the different courses, including full-time, part-time, online and executive MBA programmes. It is also your opportunity to ask questions to the business schools that go beyond the information provided on their websites. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to leave a positive impression on your MBA application.
A professional career coach session completes the event’s agenda, giving you valuable advice on MBA admissions and on accelerating your career progression.
Taking part in the event is free. However, spaces for meeting the schools are limited. It’s therefore a good idea to sign up early to secure your spot.
Starting an MBA is a big commitment and a significant financial investment. As an attendee of the QS event, you are eligible to apply for an exclusive scholarship to help you fund your studies.