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.
Think of a degree from a leading business school in Europe as a launching pad that will beam you up to new professional heights faster than you can say “Scotty”. Whether you enter a new industry or continue exploring the sector in which you work, rest assured that an MBA sets you up for a career with a wide range of international employers across the continent.
If you’ve ever considered changing careers you’ll know the feeling: a heady mix of excitement and trepidation as you weigh the risks against the opportunities. The notion of making it an international career change is easy to dismiss as one risk too many. What do you really get from crossing borders except more hassle?
A successful career is about more than moving forwards and upwards. It’s about embracing change and crafting your own path. In her Financial Times article, Dean Marion Debruyne takes the life and work of Arianna Huffington as proof that you don’t have to follow the beaten path to succeed – and reinvention is indeed possible. We hope her words inspire you on your MBA journey.
Karolien Van Cauter had always been active in the field of project management. But after seven years in construction and consulting, she realised her interests and aspirations lay in more strategic areas of business. But before she could move there, she wanted to develop her skills and knowledge.
You’ve made the decision to apply for an MBA – congratulations! Now, you’ve just got to get through the admissions process. You’ll need to complete an application form, write an essay and come for an interview. You’ll also have to sit an admissions test. For many of our Full-Time MBA students, this is the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test).
When you decide to take an Executive MBA, you’re making a huge investment in your future. You’re also deciding to invest significant time, money and energy. This is the advice our current participants have, if you’re considering an EMBA right now.