You already have an undergrad degree, but now you're thinking of expanding your education with something more. You might not be sure what you're looking for just yet, but you do know that there are certain skills you'd like to develop and experiences you'd like to gain. You want to refine your leadership, communication and entrepreneurial skill-set and ultimately, you want to land a job.
Considering the diverse skill-set an MBA offers, this degree may be the perfect next step for you. However, finding all the information you need in order to move forward, let alone all in one place, can be a daunting task. Luckily, there are easier and more reliable ways to find this information than by spending hours scrolling through sites or reading Rate My Professor reviews.
As an independently-run event with the goal of providing the most relevant information about the admission processes for top business schools in the country (Sauder, Ivey and Rotman, just to name a few), The MBA Tour is your one-stop shop for all things MBA. The MBA Tour allows participants to network with business school admissions directors as well as alumni and peers in the MBA world. For those itching to get started soon, The MBA tour hits Vancouver on November 2 and will provide you with the information you need before you start the next chapter of your education!
If you're still having doubts about whether pursuing an MBA is right for you, take a minute to think about what professional opportunities it may present. The following are just some of the most sought-after jobs that an MBA degree can help you land:
1. Investment Banker: Looking for a job in a high-risk, high-reward industry that never sleeps? An MBA could help land you a job in the competitive investment banking sector. If you have a knack for it, you might just find yourself on Wall Street one day.
2. Business Analyst: If you have a knack for strategic, out-of-the-box thinking and prefer to work behind the scenes, then a business analyst role may be for you. Spend your days assessing business models and coming up with creative ways for companies to improve their operations.
3. Marketing Manager: Flex your creative and managerial muscles as a marketing manager, overseeing the research, development and implementation of various marketing initiatives, plans and strategies.
4. Consultant: Share your MBA expertise with other businesses, helping them improve their internal functions as a management consultant. Consultants can work anywhere in the world and are highly self-motivated, which means this is a great career choice for anyone who wants to be their own boss.
5. Director of Operations: Help assess a business—be it a startup or mature establishment—maintain their financial and operational health by delving into the world of operations. It may not sound super glamorous, but this job is the keystone of any profitable business.
6. Product Manager or Entrepreneur: Get into the booming tech scene (or any industry for that matter) and play a critical role in developing and taking an awesome product to market as a product manager. Think up a creative (and practical) product or idea and hit the ground running by starting your own business.
This is just a small sample of jobs available to you if you decide to pursue an MBA. The truth is that the skills you gain during an MBA program are truly transferable to any industry or department. Whether you prefer to work in the fast-paced technology sector, creative fields or even the competitive finance industry, an MBA will prepare you for a wide range of professional challenges to come.
Visit The MBA Tour's website to reserve your spot for this free event on November 2. If you've considered pursuing an MBA, then this is definitely something you need to check out—a new career is closer than you think!
- What: The MBA Tour Vancouver
- When: Monday, November 2, 2015 from 5:30-9:30 PM
- Where: Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront, 1133 W Hastings St
- RSVP: Register online