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The benefits of doing an MBA

The news coming out of the rumour mill is that an MBA makes you rich. This may or may not be true. One thing we do know for sure is that if you have an entrepreneurial bone in your body and the tenacity to complete an MBA, you can make it in South Africa.

There are many advantages that an MBA can offer you, especially when it’s from a well-known business school. Getting a high MBA salary after completing an MBA, getting a management position, creating a strong professional network of relationships, and becoming your own boss are just a few of the advantages of studying an MBA degree.

Here are some of the reasons to do an MBA…

  1. Salary growth

Doing an MBA degree not only gives you better career opportunities, but higher salaries also go hand in hand with an MBA. Depending on the marks that you get, landing a top-level management job becomes something that is attainable. If you want to further your career in business management, an MBA would definitely increase your chances of achieving this.

  1. Networking opportunities

Studying an MBA programme will have greater business networking opportunities. Many universities allow you to get to know or interact with professionals that have practical experience. In addition, if you are doing an MBA on a part-time basis while working, you will be able to probably meet with other employers through internships. By getting access to a broader business network, you will surely be able to grow your current career and have better chances of landing your dream job.

  1. New skills and knowledge

An MBA education gives you more skills and knowledge to grow your current career. After working in the office for two or three years, and gaining adequate experience, you will come to see that you were in fact stuck in a comfort rut. By doing your Master of Business Administration course, you will soon be forced out of your comfort zone and learn how to deal with the latest issues. This program will give you the opportunity to consistently challenge and push yourself in order to continuously improve.

An MBA is an amazing addition to any professionals CV. It is also a great way to grow and balance work, life and study and strengthens your relationships with those who stand by your side through the programme. Although overseas MBA degrees are advantages, there are many institutions in Africa that offer exceptional programs and are recognised internationally.  

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2 responses on this

  1. Zoey Seboe October 18, 2020 12:31 pm

    Interesting.

    Is a MBA aimed at a specific career field or can anyone in position of a degree qualify for it??

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    1. Voices Unite October 18, 2020 9:28 am

      Hi Zoey! Thank you for your question. To apply for an MBA degree in SA, you will need to meet the basic minimum requirements set forth by your chosen business school. At certain schools, this includes an appropriate honours/postgraduate degree or equivalent qualification, or a professional bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 480 credits. Applicants also need to be 25 years of age or older, with at least three years of real life work experience.

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