Education expert lists out tips for deciding on the MBA programme to pursue - Khaleej Times
Muaz Shabandri/Staff Reporter / 9 December 2014
Taking up an executive MBA programme requires students to undergo intensive training with several hours of case studies, debates and discussions inside a classroom.
Going to the best business school in town sounds like a good idea for those looking to climb up the corporate ladder, but what are the criteria that need to be kept in mind before deciding to pursue an MBA or other business education programmes?
“In light of the financial crisis, employers were telling us they needed different skills from students. We changed the curriculum in many ways. The curriculum forces people with very different value systems to work together on complex decisions,” Dana Brown, director of MBA programme at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, told Khaleej Times.
In Dubai, business education programmes continue to be the most popular study option among students. Taking up an executive MBA programme requires students to undergo intensive training with several hours of case studies, debates and discussions inside a classroom.
For fresh graduates looking to gain an edge, an MBA without experience adds little value. Most universities advise students to gain real-world work experience before deciding on a business studies course.