What is the MBA and what is it good for?
In principle, the MBA is nothing more than the classical Anglo-Saxon master's degree in business administration and, as a postgraduate course, it should also help graduates of non-economics subjects to gain relevant specialist knowledge.
Acceptance on the labor market
He enjoys a high level of acceptance on the job market. Also for Oliver Krone, who is today Senior Consultant at PROMATIS software GmbH, this additional knowledge was the reason to do an MBA:
No philosopher of the world
"I didn't want to be a philosopher on the job market, I wanted to show that I also have a basic knowledge of strategic management and marketing - so that I was taken seriously by potential employers."
Why a construction study?
A postgraduate study provides a great opportunity for spiritual scientists to deepen existing knowledge or to acquire additional knowledge. Corresponding further study courses are offered both at home and abroad not only for business, but also for numerous other directions and special areas.
However, since a postgraduate degree can be very expensive - an MBA, for example, costs up to 90.000 euros, but other postgraduate studies are far more favorable - it is advisable to choose carefully. Financing is not the main problem here, since scholarships, loans and government grants exist. It is much more difficult to find the right content and conclusion in the offer jungle.
In addition to numerous internationally recognized offers such as the MBA, there are also certificates from individual institutes which are completely unknown in the labor market.
However, whoever has time and money in one Further education should pay close attention to whether potential employers also recognize the degree. This is ensured, for example, if a degree program (usually a master's degree) has been awarded an accreditation agency with special quality seals (accreditation) and appears in relevant rankings or if vocational training is terminated with an IHK degree.
In addition, the content of the training program is only useful if it is also prepared in a concrete and practical manner for a specific professional activity, eg by means of practical units within the course.
Is a postgraduate study absolutely necessary?
However, postgraduate education or further education is not absolutely necessary in order to acquire additional knowledge. Humanities scholars can just as well learn these skills independently.
However, they should deal with economic questions during the course of their studies, for example, by also attending basic events in marketing and management - as Oliver Krone recommends from his own experience:
“The basic requirement for an optimal career start is to present yourself well. The most important thing, however, is the interest to familiarize yourself with economic issues and to know the relevant technical terms. The MBA was just the vehicle for me so that people could see that I had an idea of the subject. It was also good for your self-confidence. "
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