Taking on the MBA's critics
A few years ago, when the economy was struggling and jobs were less plentiful than they have been recently, it was fashionable to write articles questioning the value of the MBA and predicting the demise of modern business education. Journalists – and even some professors – made bold claims about the problems with business education, then erroneously drew casual links from those issues to the downward trends in b-school applications and salary stagnation.
Taking an MBA in: Spain
Spain is a country of vibrancy and contrasts, of ecclectisism and extremes. Spain’s landscape of lush forest, rolling plains, jagged mountains, and desertic heat is as diverse as its people, its culture, and its history. It is a country that increasingly embraces internationalism, rendering its cities ever more cosmopolitan; widening the scope and experience of its visitors and of course its citizens.
How to choose your MBA: a checklist
There is no universal way to decide what is the best MBA programme. But is that necessarily a bad thing? Certainly not, as there is not something as a nr. 1 MBA programme. But the absence of a universal standard to assess the best MBA doesn't mean there are no ways at all to decide what is the best programme for you. So how do you choose the MBA that connects to your individual educational and career needs and wishes? Let's mention a few important points to pay attention to when you are looking around for an MBA.
International masters course accreditations
An accreditation means that a course satisfies specific basic standards, as they have been formulated and lodged by an organisation authorised to award accreditations. This will particularly concern aspects including the curriculum, the quality and compilation of the faculty and the admission criteria applicable to participants. Accreditations serve as an aid for recognising quality.
Why take a (full-time) MBA?
People seem to instinctively know for themselves when it is the right time for them to take an MBA. Although there are as many reasons for taking an MBA as there are MBA graduates, the reasons seem to fall into several broad categories (which are not rigid) as many people are motivated by more than one element.
Making the right choice: Executive MBA programmes
What is an Executive MBA? And what is a regular MBA programme anyway? Sooner or later, these questions may come to your mind, and this article attempts to help you focus on the essentials. Should you intend to enrol in an Executive MBA programme, you may realise that there is a huge variety of business schools and programmes to choose from. Of course, all programmes will offer general management courses that promise to enable students to climb the corporate ladder. It is possible, however, that individual programmes provide different tracks or even have specialisations in, say, Finance, Health Care Management or Tourism. This gives you the chance to focus on a specific market or industry while still getting the overall and generalistic view of managerial functions.
Pursuing your MBA
Marketing yourself effectively to a top business schools takes thought. Maximise your strengths and minimise your weaknesses. But also show that you will fit in at the school, while at the same time standing out as an individual.