Why should you consider an MBA? In banking, or whatever industry you'’'re in, an MBA is a chance to meet a fresh network of people, explore international opportunities, and develop your management knowledge.
For many, an MBA is a chance to advance a career within the same industry; to get a promotion and take on a leadership role. This is particularly true of professional MBA degrees, such as online and part-time MBA programmes, which you can study while you work.
Native Mancunian, Susan Beharrell, chose to pursue the Global Part-Time MBA at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) alongside her job at BNY Mellon. She wanted to increase her international exposure through the MBA programme, which is delivered across six global study locations: Manchester, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and São Paolo. AMBS also held its first-ever elective in Tokyo last month.
70% of AMBS MBA students typically take at least one class outside of their home campus - something the school encourages by paying for six nights of accommodation for each student.
"We're no longer living on an island," Susan says. "We're a global community and, therefore, it's imperative to understand how the global community works."