An MBA is a fast track to a promotion, but let’s face it, it can be expensive. When considering a new job, many young professionals expect their employers to cover at least some of the expenses related to furthering their education. The prospect of professional development, even more than a pay rise, consistently ranks as one of the most important requirements for job-seekers today.
When you decide to do an MBA you are making an investment of time and money in your future success. That might be with the idea of improving your position with your current employer, or by striking out on your own. But how will the MBA prepare you for this success?
An MBA is a Master of Business Administration. If this suggests simply learning how to keep the machinery of a business ticking over, then think again. In reality it is so much more.
It might be tempting to think that excellent managers just have a certain X-factor quality, a secret management sauce flavouring their every action that allows them to get the best out of their employees. That is seldom the case. More often than not, effective leaders are good at what they do because they have perfected a handful of skills that all good managers rely on to get the best out of their employees. Some of these will take hard work, some might come naturally to you but – unlike that secret sauce – they are all actionable tips that you can actually put into practice. By honing the five skills below, you can jumpstart your career today and prepare yourself to ascend to even senior levels of management.
These are some skills that, when push comes to shove, a good manager can’t do without. Many of these skills are developed and refined over time rather than being instinctive qualities. More often than not, these are skills that can serve you at any stage of your (management) career.
An Executive MBA is about much more than enhancing your professional skills. It’s about developing your personal skills too – especially teambuilding.
Free series of 5 inspiring learning bites in your inbox
Leading from the front can be a challenge. But you’re not alone – we’re offering you the chance to see what having Vlerick in your corner feels like. Our world-renowned business experts have collaborated with some of Europe’s leading CEOs to create an exclusive series of free insights – that you can have delivered directly to your inbox.
On Tuesday, August 29th, Pierre Baltodano (owner Donki Restaurant) graduated from Vlerick’s MBA programme. He gave a speech to his fellow classmates, their family and friends – and talked to them about his Vlerick journey.
Stuck in the proverbial rut at work? Perhaps earning a Master of Business Administration degree, which boosts your skills, enhances your business acumen and broadens your network, is what you need to see the light at the end of the tunnel.