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Getting an MBA: Your Questions Answered

Are you thinking about getting a Master of Business Administration (MBA)? Internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious accolades a person can hold, an MBA can open a huge number of professional doors, including management positions.

If you're in the preliminary stages of exploring your MBA options, you probably have numerous questions that need answers. This guide answers all your burning questions about getting an MBA so you can make the most informed decision for your future.

What Are the Entry Requirements for an MBA?

While the entry requirements for an MBA program may vary between institutions, the most common admission criteria include:

  • A standardized assessment test
  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant field (along with academic records of this certification)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Professional experience in a business-related managerial role
  • The completion of an admission interview (in some cases)

How Much Does It Cost to Get an MBA?

The course fees you will be expected to pay will depend on a number of factors, such as:

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Five Ways to Prepare For Your MBA

Heather Baker is founder and CEO of TopLine Comms, an integrated communications and video agency based in London. An award-winning business blogger and proud dog owner, she is active within the UK chapter of the Entrepreneur’s Organisation and has previously served as its President and Communications Chair.

Heather holds an MBA from London Business School and an MA from the University of Cape Town. 

The MBA (Masters of Business Administration) has long been considered a must-have for anyone looking to run a business. I can’t speak to whether or not the qualification is essential, but – having started my company two years before beginning the degree – I can say with some confidence that it helps. 

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Round up of the Week (5-7-11)

Every week we bring you a round up of all the student news from the past week, as well as the trends hitting the web at the moment. This week's includes criticisms of the student visa changes, a singing Finnish street band (pictured above) and searching Google with your voice...

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MBAs are still Invaluable

Nick Leake, the British high commissioner to Mauritius, reveals why he thinks MBAs are invaluable not only to your career but your personal growth. His MBA from the Open University, has "given [him] the confidence to deliver on all aspects of [his] job while addressing challenges strategically".                                                    READ MORE...

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