According to the 2009 Annual Graduate Survey, more postgraduates were likely to be in full-time employment and earning on average AU$18,600 more than their bachelor degree counterparts. MBA graduates are no exception.
The MBA experience facilitates crucial self-development and across-the-board business skills that both create and are expected of a true leader.
MBA’s should be strategically focussed to address industry expectations. They enable you to develop as a specialist, while refining the softer qualities in your leadership and management style. Organisational behaviour, leadership and management– the type of prerequisite knowledge that is fast-tracked through courses like RMIT’s MBA. These would otherwise only come with years of experience.
Networking, networking, networking
MBA programs provide an invaluable networking opportunity.
Students study with professionals from various industries and organisations, often in existing senior positions. The connections and networks that develop from this shared experience can lead to future job opportunities as well as an abundance of new industry knowledge and experiences to bring back to the workplace.
Fid Goergievski, a student in RMIT’s MBA Executive program, found it to be a world-class networking opportunity. “During the program I participated in a 9-day European management tour to the south of France at Grenoble. We had a number of senior members of Australian & global organisations as part of the group and shared in many hours of meaningful discussions. Twelve months later I am still in regular contact with most of the people that I toured with.”
An MBA program should provide direct links and opportunities at major organisations – through industry projects, networking and recruitment events. Representatives from GE visited the Graduate School of Business and Law (GSBL) at RMIT University to promote their graduate program to MBA students. Programs such as The Experienced Commercial Leadership Program at GE give MBA graduates the opportunity to differentiate and accelerate their career by gaining leadership perspective through challenging, high-impact assignments.
Organisations and individuals are realising that purely functional skills are not enough in today’s globalised business environment. There is a direct need for individuals with an integrated view of business and strategic decision making abilities – exactly what an MBA teaches.
Reach new heights with RMIT’s MBA or MBA Executive.
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