Become a Leader: 5 Reasons You Should Study an Online MBA
Looking to understand how an online MBA can fast-track your career? Learn how the Ducere MBA programme can expand your business, get you promoted and much more!
The idea of completing an MBA can spur on doubts. Doubts like whether it’s worth your time and money, or if it’s even necessary. All of these are perfectly natural to have — deciding to take on this kind of study is a big step.
Many don’t know that an MBA is the key to unlocking career success, with an overwhelming 84% of graduates reporting that they were able to progress faster than those who don’t have an MBA.
If you’re eager to accelerate your career, nab that promotion or accelerate your business, an MBA is the perfect next step.
Build on valuable leadership skills
Industry competition is always growing — it’s crucial to be one step ahead to improve your likelihood of securing a higher position. In 2020 alone, applications grew by 2.4% across 731 graduate management programs.
Job and business expansion for boosting your income
Studying an MBA degree means you’ll get more out of your career when it comes to a higher income, a promotion or landing a job. According to one survey, 59% of MBA students received an early job offer, and see a nearly 50% increase in their salary, with Australian graduates earning 77% more with an MBA under their belt.
An MBA focuses on teaching candidates a range of skills to equip them with what they need to stand out amongst the crowd, such as:
Upon completion, you’ll be able to adapt quickly to several different work environments and navigate your way through conferences with confidence. How you present yourself is a major driving factor that gets you to where you need to be.
To do so effectively, you should have a firm grasp of power dynamics, recent innovation in the workplace and specialised knowledge on your industry of choice. Though what happens behind the scenes is just as important, like managing finances, maintaining good publicity and organising an efficient team, all of which Ducere can teach.
of graduates stated that an MBA provided them with the tools necessary to combat the job market’s challenges.
An online MBA can give you the same accreditation as an in-person program, with the added bonus of flexible study. You can choose how you want to learn, and you don’t have to make sacrifices for it. Students can spend time with their kids, work on their side projects, or simply relax, knowing that they’re in charge of their study hours. Also, compared to studying on campus, online courses are a more cost-effective option.
“I highly recommend undertaking a Ducere MBA for the amazing support, practical skillset and ownership of your learning that it provides.”
Operations Manager, Smartsheet
Ducere MBA Graduate
Build strong connections to expansive networks
An MBA course empowers students to create the foundation for a respected network. You’ll be able to connect with students, professors and alumni alike.
Ducere’s global business curriculum includes partnerships with over 250 global leaders and business innovators — these insights are woven throughout course content to enhance practical, industry-relevant learning and opens the doors to valuable relationships.
Business school alumni are also known to be more likely to offer a job to their graduates. These connections can provide you with learning opportunities and help you discover the ins and outs of the industries under the wide umbrella of business administration. By networking, half of MBA graduates managed to find a job suited to them.
It can be challenging to find the opportunity to network — especially before you’ve finished your education — which is why it’s essential to find an education provider that builds networking into its curriculum.
Ducere’s industry partner network has several connections with organisations at the forefront of their respective industries, such as:
With a passion for social issues, the Ducere Global Business School uses a cut of their student’s tuition for the Ducere Foundation — a not-for-profit charity that provides accessible school education for underprivileged African students.
“Ducere gave me access to a network of leading industry figures and enabled me to apply my MBA learnings on live projects, helping make a meaningful difference across some of the largest organisations within the Corporate, Government and Not for Profit sectors.”
ANZ Executive Director
Head of Funds & Insurance TB
Ducere MBA Graduate
Blended theory and practice in work-based learning
Work-based learning is all about pairing conventional classroom learning with rich work experience. By training with real industry professionals, you can apply your knowledge from the classroom into a real-world setting, and get a feel for that particular industry. It’s also linked to a much shorter transition into employment than purely institution programs (1.9 months compared with 20.1 months).
Work-based learning is ingrained in Ducere’s curriculum. All assignments consist of practical project-based initiatives and prepare you with real-world experience. The right provider becomes your springboard, allowing you to garner the expertise needed to connect with their industry partners.
The many branching specialisations
A Masters of Business Administration can open many doors to pathways you might not have known about. Some industry areas are:
Ducere cultivates an extensive understanding of business administration in the tech industry, specialising in data, cyber management, innovation and leadership. They interweave keen insights into their courses from the Global Leaders Faculty, including Margaret Jackson, Sir Gustav Nossal, David Copperfield, Professor Adrienne Clarke and many other prominent figures.
Keeping a finger on the pulse of industry trends and fusing these insights with their qualifications is what makes Ducere different.
The benefits of an online MBA are both vast and profound. Ducere students are moulded into effective and successful leaders with a new appreciation for business, making them sufficiently equipped for the great opportunities ahead and climbing that corporate ladder. You can get your dream job, that new house, the high-end life, all the while challenging yourself with your new, dynamic position.
Pave the road to career progression and personal development with Ducere’s MBA.
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