Why getting a MBA?

16 Sep 2019

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The Master of Business Administration (MBA), a diploma recognised for its international dimension, can also be intended for students holding a 3-year university degree and executives who want to boost their professional career or start a career change. If you are interested in this type of programme offered by leading business schools, here is an overview of its main advantages.


Have an internationally recognised diploma


MBA graduates generally have an excellent employment rate on the global job market. Moreover, this management programme is run sometimes entirely in English depending on the specialisation. The theoretical training and the taught subjects cover all the challenges that a business manager working in an international environment could face nowadays. Appreciated by foreign recruiters, MBA graduates learn during their course to meet the needs of companies whilst considering the specific cultural and local features they may face in different regions of the world.


Acquire high level managerial skills


The MBA curriculum allows you to acquire solid managerial skills through a programme focused on management and corporate strategy, international management, project management, etc. Also, your one or two-year MBA degree course allows you to develop a global managerial vision of the company and become fully operational at the end of the training. Having an MBA testifies the level of knowledge a student has in a particular field, as well as the acquisition of professional skills in areas such as management, business management, human resources, management project, accounting, marketing, communication, law, etc.


Access executive positions


The opportunities offered, depending on your MBA specialisation, are very diverse: project manager, international manager, sales manager, etc. New comers in the business world can, with their degree, claim strategic executive positions within a company or organisation. For the executives in the job, this is an opportunity to acquire new skills but also the opportunity to give a new impetus on their career or to reinforce a particular professional project. In the end, this 4-year or 5-year degree level offers you the opportunity to occupy a management position in your first job.


Develop your professional network


Enrolling onto an MBA allows you to live a new experience and more particularly allows you to experience life in a business school with all the advantages offered. The courses, taught by teachers with professional experience, as well as end-of-studies internship allow you to increase your professional network in various fields and sectors. IPAG Business School, with its network of more than 11,500 alumni, guarantees you many opportunities and to gain contacts globally during your studies but also after graduation.


To be able to claim a higher salary


The higher your level of education, the higher the salary at the end of your studies is. Holders of the MBA, Bac +4 or Bac +5, highly sought after on the job market, have a level of study that allows them to access positions of responsibility and to negotiate their first salary or renegotiate it once graduated. Know that in France, a project manager can earn an average of 40,000 euros to 50,000 euros per year. Finally, the very selective admission process and the intensive courses provided throughout your MBA are a major asset on your CV.


Have a wide choice of specialisations


In addition to acquire the knowledge and essential skills to become a high-level manager, the MBA allows you, to gain a certain expertise in a specialisation of your choice. Project management, fashion management, finance, international trade, business development... are all specialisations that you can consider. IPAG Business School, with two campuses in France (in Nice and in Paris) offers on the first year of the MBA a core curriculum  and provides on the second year several specialisations:


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