3 Reasons why you should get an Executive MBA.
An Executive MBA could help fast-track your way up the corporate ladder, especially if you are facing any of the following challenges in your current role:
A. Your work experience is not enough to propel your career growth.
You may have come this far in your career, but you realize that what you have learned by personal experience is not enough to propel your career the way you would want to. You may have gained enough experience and knowledge in one side of the business while you could be notably lacking in other aspects. For instance, those working on the marketing side of a company rarely do understand the financial function of the company and vice versa. However, a big picture understanding of the business and its areas of operation is crucial, especially if you want to advance to a managerial role or take the entrepreneurial plunge.
The science of management goes a lot beyond job experience and involves theories, principles, ideas, working models, analytical approaches to decision-making and decision support tools like statistical analysis, operations research and so on. These skills can be picked up with a well-structured Executive MBA course, and give you a competitive edge. Thus you can up your professional game with an Executive MBA, while still working in your current job.
B. You want to change your career path.
You could look at an EMBA as a catalyst when you are looking for a promotion or a change of direction in your current organization.
- Change Job Functions: If you are looking at a change in your job function, EMBA could be a gateway to such a switch without having to step back in seniority to transition into a new area. You need to get out of your comfort zone to learn new areas to become a complete leader, and in order to change career paths, you need to identify your long-term goals and learn how to achieve those goals. One thing common amongst all EMBA aspirants is ambition, and identifying your career goals through self-assessment and hearing from industry experts could help a lot especially in a corporate-led EMBA program like FABS Executive MBA.
- Career Progression: Most employers have an open-minded view towards the enhanced skills that you gain with an EMBA and this would help in career advancements and/or salary increments. If your current organization is not in a capacity to accommodate career advancement or career change, actively seeking out new opportunities could result in a more targeted career progression. It is also reported that most graduates who switch employers after completing their EMBA record the highest salary jumps.
C. You lack crucial managerial skills.
If you think you lack leadership and managerial skills, and thus not able to ascent your career at a faster pace, with an Executive MBA you can up your game professionally while also gaining a competitive edge. You can find your own leadership voice, develop business acumen, stay abreast of the changing business landscapes, embrace digital transformations and develop strategic decision making and execution skills with the help of an EMBA.
What typically is lacking in college degrees is that each course is conducted as an individual body of knowledge, not linking or referencing to past or future courses. For instance, an accounting course would probably make little or no reference to a course in economics or marketing and vice versa.
This lack of connectedness often leads students to miss on vital connections and linkages in their coursework wherein each course is conducted in a silo and as a separate and distinct discipline. However, management as a field does not exist in isolation and refers to the work and practices of individuals from a variety of different disciplines. We at FABS strive to build these bridges and connectedness between various disciplines of management studies. We further integrate coursework with real-life corporate practices, putting the whole topic of studying management into a proper perspective.
To sum up, an EMBA could be transformative for your career development and personal growth. In the current market scenario, there is an increasing demand for qualified professionals with apt experience in their respective fields, thus making an Executive MBA the right choice for you to work up the ladders of success in your career.