The entrepreneur’s brain is a busy machine. If you’re on downtime due to the coronavirus, you will have likely busied yourself through several stages of home activity, from making banana bread to reorganizing your bookshelves, to sketching out new business ideas and perhaps researching your MBA options. And as a potential MBA student, you know the importance of planning and structure.
There are several steps you can take towards making a decision about your MBA and improving your chance of a successful application. Some steps are very direct. Have you thought about preparing for your GMAT or GRE test? Your score will remain valid for five years, so using this time to study for it is a smart move. When your local test center reopens, take the test as soon as you are ready.
But also look at the wider picture. What can you do to make yourself not just a more appealing candidate, but also a better businessperson? Connect with professors and alumni of your favored business school. Reach out to leaders you admire, too. Look for help and advice. You can put your new focus and ideas straight to work by supporting your community during this difficult time.
Now, what about that MBA?
Choosing an MBA in difficult times.
The decision to apply for an MBA right now depends a lot on personal and local factors such as budget and travel restrictions. However, the economic downturn is likely to encourage a lot of budding entrepreneurs to apply while there are fewer job options available and a need for fresh ideas. The challenges and opportunities of a recession pull entrepreneurs’ priorities into sharp focus.
It’s not just the downturn but the world ‘after’ coronavirus in general that will make the MBA skillset so valuable over the coming years. Nobody knows exactly what business will look like, so adaptability and flexibility will be essential. Business leaders will need to apply this flexibility to inspire new types of teams, in new styles of working, and to spot chances to innovate as conditions continue to improve.
“Business needs people who can not only analyze data but draw insights and make informed decisions from it,” says business school chief Margaret O’Neill. “[People] who can work successfully in cross-cultural, global teams, who are creative problem solvers and who can work from first principles when confronted with new situations for which there is no existing model."
You’ve seen how fast business practices have changed during the lockdown. A new generation of business leaders will emerge to make sense of it all in the wake of coronavirus. An MBA is the best place to meet these people – and become one of them. The experience and qualification will significantly improve your prospects in difficult times.
A business school for a new generation
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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