Off late, the business world has started experiencing a new trend in the UAE and around the world. We can see people employed in various industries are opting for different professional courses. One of the most preferred courses by the working professionals is a Master in Business Administration . What is making these people look back to the academic institutions and get back to the student mode? The answer lies in the quest for learning, growth and career progression.
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There have been many debates as if MBA is required to become a good manager and people have been advocating that experience can compensate the degree. But if we look at the present scenario we can see that many organizations have made it as a mandatory requirement for the candidate to possess an MBA degree in order to be eligible for the management and senior management positions.
In the era of globalization, the organizations across the industries all over the world are facing cut-throat competition. It has become an obligation for the organizations to be competent in the market and for that every organization wants competent people to work for them. This is one of the reasons why organizations look at the qualification of candidates while selecting or promoting them for higher posts.
People also experience stagnation in their career because they lag professional qualification (MBA). MBA has become a benchmark for professionals because of the value it adds to them.
An MBA degree can pave the way towards success in jobs. Earning an MBA degree not only gives you an array of knowledge and skills but also opens up new horizons for success and career progression.
Some of the value additions in your career after earning MBA degree includes high Salary. The studies and researches show that the MBA degree holders outperform the average salary standards of the industry. Employees with MBA degrees draw more salaries as compared to their colleagues who lag this degree.
The MBA programme is designed in such a way that it provides you with skills and competencies which are required to be effective in the upper management and executive positions. In the case of working professionals, it adds value by making them more qualified for the promotions to higher positions. Apart from this, it will also speed up your chances of promotions as compared to your non-MBA colleagues.
The skills acquired and gained during Master Business Administration actually add a new perspective and give a new direction to your thoughts and ideas. It makes you more pragmatic and rational in decision making towards any problem or challenge. It also makes you understand the integration of various functions of the organization which always give you an advantage over others in the real-time work situations.
Earning MBA becomes even more significant for working professionals because while discussing various theories and concepts, they can also relate them to their actual workplace conditions and can understand the processes and strategies of their company better.
Various skills learned during Master Business Administration (MBA), especially, people management, negotiation skills, communication skills, business decision-making skills, team management, conflict management, managerial competencies, crisis management, etc. are among those few skills which will always be an advantage for you no matter in which industry or domain you are operating.
Therefore, we can say that earning a Master Business Administration degree can be really beneficial, especially for working professionals, and will definitely help them in getting promotions and speed up their career growth. If you want to enhance your skills & knowledge for faster growth in UAE, you can choose to study an MBA from reputed universities. At, Westford University College, you can select from two renowned UK universities like the University of Wolverhampton and Cardiff Metropolitan University. Drop us an inquiry and our admission counsellor will guide you further.
The post was written by:
Dr Shadma Parveen
Faculty & Course Leader