A Master of Business Administration program represents the ultimate in business education. MBA degree holders are likely to be better paid and fill better positions in the corporate hierarchy. An MBA course can therefore become the key to a successful professional career, helping you not only update your knowledge, increase your skills and competencies, and attain your objectives, but also fulfill your dreams, pursue your personal interests, and simply broaden your mind. In addition, it is an invaluable networking hub where you can find new business contacts and make new friendships.
Why an MBA program?
There are a number of reasons why it makes a lot of sense to take out an MBA course at a certain stage of your professional and personal development. A survey conducted by ThinkTank among 274 graduates from 8 different Polish MBA programs shows that most students sign up for an MBA course because they seek to increase their competencies and earn a degree that opens a new vista on their careers.
What are the benefits of an MBA program?
- acquisition of comprehensive knowledge on all aspects of business management
- developing an ability to apply a number of state-of-the-art management methods and techniques
- experience sharing with instructors and classmates from diverse professional backgrounds
- opportunities to make new business contacts that may prove strategically relevant to students’ companies and career prospects
- an incentive for further self-development
- learning practical skills in handling an array of management tools
- a prestigious degree conferred or endorsed by a foreign partner university
- a postgraduate course completion certificate awarded by a WSB University of Banking
Who are MBA programs designed for?
MBA programs are targeted at executive/managerial staff and business owners who:
- need to gain relevant education to boost their professional development and advance their careers
- seek recognition of their skills and competencies
- plan to expand and/or diversify their businesses and want to share knowledge and experience with others
- have been recently promoted and wish to upgrade their managerial skills to be better prepared for solving problems they expect to face in their new roles
- intend to improve their familiarity with different areas of organizational management by an anticipated promotion or new job prospects
To be able to enroll into an MBA program, candidates must meet certain requirements in regard of their level of education and relevant professional experience.
To be admitted into the Aalto Executive MBA or the Franklin University MBA program, you must:
- hold a second-cycle (Master’s) degree
- have at least 3 years of prior work experience in a managerial post
- pass a language proficiency exam
Eligible candidates for other MBA programs must have:
- a higher education diploma (first-cycle degree or higher)
- at least 3 years of prior work experience
Post-MBA careers and money matters
Completion of an MBA program usually has a positive effect, whether it will be a promotion, a pay rise or a new, better job. 78% of HR staff think that an MBA degree is a major asset and a factor impacting strongly on the assessment of candidates for managerial positions*.
The National Pay Survey run by Sedlak & Sedlak in 2012 indicates that MBA degree holders are paid 166% higher salaries than those who have only completed postgraduate courses.
Source: The National Pay Survey, Sedlak & Sedlak, 2012