Why Get an MBA Degree?

In Careers, Education, Enterprise, Personal Growth by tmc1 Comment

The world has changed so much so that almost everyone wants an MBA. Offshore engineers, mechanical engineers, lawyers, teachers, science people, etc. want to have an MBA. It makes one wonder why it is they want an MBA. Why an MBA? We have heard that there is the benefit of getting a massive raise at the company, but is that all? Is that the only reason even engineers would go after MBAs? Every year, schools both home and abroad advertise their MBA programmes, even when not all courses are available; there is always room for admission into MBA programmes. Why is this so? Why do people bother with an MBA? Why do you want an MBA? Why should you want to have an MBA degree?

Having an MBA degree would provide:

  1. Better career opportunities

Many MBA graduates have higher chances of obtaining and holding high-level management positions due to their qualification. This type of position comes with a higher salary, responsibility and even longer working hours. Whether you wish to further your current career by advancing in a leadership position, or you want to pursue a new career, an MBA is definitely going to boost your chances of achieving these goals.

  1. An opportunity to build your business network

Pursuing an MBA degree will give you the opportunity to build your business network. The same way you were given group assignments, tasks and projects during your undergraduate days is the same way you would be given group assignments, tasks and projects to work on. In the process of working on all these, you will get work and rub minds with different people from different works of life. These people, if you play your cards right, are potential business partners, clients, friends, advertisers, and what have you. All you need to do is engage them, and make good use of the opportunity presented before you. The way you handle tasks will also help draw them to you by the way.

  1. An opportunity to build new skills and gain more knowledge and a better understanding of the business world

Pursuing an MBA will help with building new skills as you will be given tasks, assignments, projects to work on which would require you applying certain skills and knowledge. In the process of carrying them out, you will learn the skills needed for their completion. As earlier said, you will need to work in a group sometimes and members of the group are sure to be from different walks of life. They would bring a different perspective to things; those with the experience will surely bring that into play and will help you understand things better. Also while undertaking the learning process, you get to acquire more knowledge and a better understanding of the business world and how it works. You would get more understanding to help you make accurate estimations and calculations, understand the times and make the right choices.

These are but a few reasons. Why else do you want an MBA?

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