AIMING HIGHER: University of Gibraltar’s Master of Business Administration

AIMING HIGHER: University of Gibraltar’s Master of Business Administration

Research into global MBAs published by The Financial Times in January 2018, stated ‘MBA graduates always at least doubled their salaries within three years of completing their degree’. While that seems like a lofty claim for the FT to make, it was based on data collected from thousands of MBA graduates from across the world which forms the basis for their annual ranking of global MBA programmes.
While the financial benefits of studying an MBA seem credible, surely it can’t be the only motivator for wanting to gain the qualification, can it? I recently bumped into a friend at a local networking event who is studying towards an MBA through an online university. When I asked her why she decided to do it, she told me that her motivation – as well as the prospect of potentially earning more money – was to “switch her skills and experience from a general media/administration background into a more business-focussed arena”. And it sounds like my friend is not alone in that view.
Aine Panter, Programme Coordinator at University of Gibraltar said “During our careers we often become specialised in one area, for example finance or marketing and lose touch with other areas of a business. A lot of students opt to study an MBA to gain experience within all aspects of business and use that to their advantage to get ahead at work”. When I asked Aine what students can expect to study on the University’s flagship MBA she said “Students will study a UK-aligned curriculum that includes modules on managing people, strategic decision making, leadership and change management, new technologies, business law and marketing management”.
In Gibraltar’s diverse business environment, it can be tough for businesses and employees to sustain success and keep ahead of trends and practices. This is especially true now as we face uncertainty around Brexit. For those of you looking for that all-important ‘competitive edge’ at work or within your industry, an MBA could be the way to achieve it.
The University of Gibraltar’s Masters of Business Administration (MBA) runs from September this year on both a part-time and full-time basis. An MBA is an elite business qualification and is considered one of the most effective ways to increase earnings and advance careers.
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