Why Study an MBA?
With its birth in the US, the MBA degree has become a truly global qualification transcending national and cultural boundaries in its relevance to global business.
In recent years, the hotbed of growth in MBA hiring activity has been within the Asia-Pacific region, and this continues to grow. The MBA is becoming more relevant than ever.
The Asian marketplace is characterised by constant change and flux. This presents opportunity for the self-motivated and pro-active individual to enter higher levels within industry and increase personal wealth.
But how will gaining an MBA help you with this?
1. Keeping one step ahead
Typically, a professional may reach a point in their career where progress starts to stagnate. Being smart and hardworking, you may have got promotions and occupied decent positions within management, but the momentum of progress slows down.
In today’s knowledge-based economy, most of the people around you will possess the same credentials and qualities as you.
The MBA degree will set you apart, demonstrating that you have the drive, the ambition and the self-belief to reach senior management.
It'll equip you with the ability to think strategically and you'll possess an overview and sensitivity to the functions of a business.
2. Walking a different path
You've been working as a Human Resources Assistant for quite some time, and your work and academic background reflect this. However, you have a strong desire to fulfill your hearts calling.
You have a secret passion for Marketing.
How is it possible to make such a radical change in career path at such an advanced stage in your career?
An MBA degree offers a holistic look at a business whilst also diving in to each facet of what makes a business function. You'll get a good insight into the area that you're passionate about and also how that area fits in to and impacts the rest of a business.
3. Thinking critically
Being fully immersed in your business or your job, it can sometimes be difficult to take a step away.
You need to evaluate your situation with a cool, critical eye.
The MBA teaches you how to analyse key areas of business; teaching you how to manage people, develop and market products and provide the right kind of customer service.
You’ll be encouraged to assess how you can improve each individual area using up-to-date techniques and methodologies, putting them into practice wherever you work.
4. Creating new connections
When creating new networks we can hardly guess how important and relevant those networks turn out be.
A business savvy individual knows that new business cards and new networks add a valuable web of potential future resources.
When studying an MBA, you'll be joined by a multi-cultural, multi-background cohort from various levels within different industries. This provides a fertile environment where mutually beneficial relationships can grow.
Whenever you expand your network, you increase your potential to change the course of your life and steer your career in the direction of your passions.
5. Becoming a better self