So, you’ve earned your MBA! By now you will already know that an MBA is a degree with a lot of scope. There are many areas that an MBA holder may choose to pursue, such as a director of an organisation, a product developer, an accounts manager of a large corporation or a business systems analyst of a high-tech company, to name but a few. Some MBA holders set up their own business as entrepreneurs and consultants. Overall, an MBA prepares people for management jobs and other leadership positions in the modern business world, particularly in the areas of finance, accounting, marketing, human resources, government and general management.
Earning an MBA is a good way to escalate up the ranks of an organisation by joining the supervisory and administrative levels at a company. Put simply, it is a means of moving from mid to upper level management. As the majority of MBA programs require students to have at least two years professional work experience before they can enroll, students will not only have graduate education on their resumes, but work experience too.
As MBAs are mostly generalist, interdisciplinary degrees, they are considered very versatile in the job market, preparing students for a variety of fields. Students can, however, concentrate on an area they are especially interested in pursuing to gain additional preparation and increase their chances of getting a job in that industry. For example, an MBA in finance is ideal preparation for diverse financial careers in asset management, financial management, capital markets, commercial banking and financial advising.
Wherever you find yourself after earning your MBA, you will soon find that as a manager in pretty much any industry, you will be working long hours to complete projects, financial reports and work assignments on time. It’s not uncommon for top executives and top-level managers to work 50 hours or more a week. But as an MBA holder who has had extensive training in managerial communication, problem solving and critical thinking, you will find yourself perfectly placed to thrive under such rigorous demands and reap the financial rewards of a stellar career.