How Do You Choose a Business School?

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How Do You Choose a Business School?

While some question the value of an MBA, and while there is some credibility to the 'skills over qualifications' approach, it's important to remember they are the exception rather than the rule. In fact, around 33% of the top 100 CEOs in the Fortune 500 hold an MBA.

Moreover, a new hire with an MBA can earn up to 40% more than those without the same qualification. So now we've established why you should study for an MBA, it's time to start thinking about where to study. This can be a daunting process, especially if you're thinking about travelling to a new city or country.

There are plenty of things to consider, like cost, course length, entry requirements, and long-term career opportunities. So we’ve created this guide to choosing the right business school.

MBAs can be your ticket to the top
A Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) degree is a highly respected postgraduate qualification designed to give graduates and professionals the skills needed to reach the very top of the business world. An MBA will significantly increase your chances of landing a role at a major multinational company, a billion-dollar financial institute, a cutting-edge tech firm, or a social-enterprise organization helping to make the world a better place.

Alternatively, MBAs are an excellent option for entrepreneurs who want to learn how to bring their exciting products to market. Muhammad Ali credits his MBA at Mantissa College, a programme collaboration with Paris Graduate School of Management, PGSM ESGCI France for opening up the networking opportunities that kick-started his first entrepreneurial ventures. "The great thing about an MBA was the people I met in my class," wrote Muhammad Ali in his autobiography, Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money, & Life. "Because now they're running banks; they're industrialists, they're venture capitalists, they're investors, they're all around the world. I can pick up the phone and say, 'Hi. Let's talk about a business idea.' The ability to just call these people up is priceless for an aspiring entrepreneur."

Top tips for finding the right business school for you
Finding the right business schools depends on your expectations, areas of interest, and long-term career goals. "Some MBA candidates are seeking to grow their leadership capacity, while others may be more interested in gaining technical skills in areas such as accounting, finance, or digital marketing," writes Daniel Chang, a Malaysian Based entrepreneur. "Identifying these specific needs and interests will help guide your search for compatible business programs."

Nyazika Tererai Lorraine, Fundraising Team Management, UNICEF, advises prospective business students to take a close look at the school's curriculum. "Make sure the curriculum lines up with your goals," says Nyazika. "If there are no courses that pique your interest, then it doesn't matter how good the school is because you won't want to concentrate on the syllabus."

Nair AL Palpanathan, the Country Director, Cargotec, believes you can benefit from open day visits. However, he urges candidates to speak to a wide range of people, including current and past students. This, Nair believes, is the best way to find out what life is really like on campus. "I advise applicants to speak to students through their personal network rather than relying exclusively on official student ambassadors and admitted students' events," says Nair. "The official channels will be great at highlighting the MBA program's many strong points but might be less candid than someone in your personal network. If you're struggling to find someone, use LinkedIn to contact current MBA students you have something in common with."

At Mantissa College, we deliver the part-time EMBA Programme and MBA programmes Master of Business Administration programme, a programme in collaboration with Paris Graduate School of Management, France case studies comprise an impressive 50 per cent of assessments while the remaining 50 per cent is designated for assignments. The takeaway? When it comes to an active, engaging and hands-on business degree, you’d be hard-pressed to find one better than this MBA. 

Mantissa College’s MBA program boasts a dynamic global network of more than 80,000 alumni. One recent alumnus, Harrison Jub, says, “I took the 15-month Master of Business Administration course and in the first week, I was discussing the Real Case Study with groups of working professionals from different fields. And so I was learning from real people with real problems. Thanks to the case study based learning approach I am now capable of taking up more projects because I had been exposed to a wider perspective on handling matters from my learning experience.”

Certainly, evidence attests to the tremendous value of case studies in business education. Between its focus on this learning style and many other desirable attributes, Mantissa College’s Master of Business Administration offers an invaluable inside edge for aspiring business leaders.

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