How to Find the Perfect Business School to Drive Your Career Forward

Getting an MBA can improve your career prospects and put you on the path towards your perfect job. An MBA can lead you to not only achieving the perfect qualification that future employers will value, but also help you to network and meet people who will further your future career. However, choosing the wrong school can lead to you spending your time miserable and getting a qualification that you don’t use properly. To make sure that you find the business school and MBA to suit you, here are some of my top tips.

Think About What Subject You’ll Choose

When you first decide that an MBA might be a good choice for your degree, you want to make sure that you figure out which subject you want to take, as this will affect your choice of school. Think about what you like to study currently, and the career you want to have in the future and use these factors to determine what sort of subject you want to study. You don’t have to know exactly what you will specialize in, as this can be determined during your course, but you need to know roughly what you will be studying or else you will be aimlessly researching business schools with no clear aim.

Attend The MBA Tour

Why Attend The MBA Tour? Going to one of these events, which are specifically designed to show you the best business schools in your area, will allow you to save time narrowing down your search for your perfect school. Every school that participates in the tour has been screened by a team of experts prior to being allowed to exhibit, so you know that you are learning about only the most professional and experienced establishments when you visit an event at The MBA Tour.

Consider What You Want From Your School

After your trip to The MBA Tour you will know much more about the business schools in your local area and have loads of literature about them and their facilities. To further narrow down your list of prospective schools, consider what you want from your new education provider. If you want specific sporting, leisure or academic facilities or focuses then explore which schools offer these and which don’t. You want to enjoy the perfect experience during your studies, so be ruthless and remove any schools that don’t offer what you want from your list.

Check Out The Academic Rankings

Ranking aren’t everything, but they will show you how well students from each of your prospective business schools does academically, so they are important if you are really dedicated to using your MBA to further your career. Use a global ranking table to find out where each school on your shortlist is located. You can filter the results by different criteria to get a complete view of how each school is performing and how well it ranks based on the things that are most important to you.

Visit Your Shortlist

Once you have a shortlist of schools that you’re interested in, make sure that you visit each of them and really explore what they have to offer you. Examine all of the facilities and talk to the professors you will be studying under so that you can see if you will be able to fit in and really enjoy your time there.

Use Business School Forums To Ask Alumni The Questions That Matter To You

Professors and school representatives have to tell prospective students what they want to hear to drive them to select their school, so for a really honest and unbiased opinion communicate with former and current students on the school’s forum. There are many ways to use these forums to your advantage and ensure that you learn the truth about what it’s like to attend your chosen school.

Create The Perfect Application

Once you’ve selected one or two perfect business schools and MBA courses that suit your tastes and will help you achieve the career you want, it’s time to apply. This can be tough, so read up on how best to make your application stand out from the crowd and really make an impact. Take the time to proofread everything and check that it is perfect before you send it off to your chosen school so that you know that they will receive an application that best reflects you and your skills.

Prepare For Your Interview

If you’re lucky enough to be asked to an interview, then make sure that you don’t waste the opportunity. Prepare beforehand so that you know what to expect and are able to showcase the value you could bring to the school. Whether you get in or not, remember that every interview is an experience that can be learned from.

 

 

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