Studying MBA

Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationallyrecognised, prestigious postgraduate degree that prepares students to take up leadership and management positions in public, private and non-profit sectors. Most MBA courses provide students with grounding in core subjects like accounting and finance, economics, marketing and operations and offer opportunities to specialise in areas like international business, human resourcesand strategic marketing and communications.

The UK is a world-renowned commercial hub and is at the forefront of business and management teaching and research. And so is the MBA in UK.

You could choose to pursue a generic MBA or programmes tailored for a career in a certain sector like technology or banking and finance. It is also possible to pursue a generic MBA with in-demand and emerging specialisations like innovation, change management, project managementor sustainability. And this trend is picking up traction.

Some universities allow students to undertake paid work placements spanning anywhere between a few weeks to one full year.

Salary and Career Prospects

Upon graduation, MBA graduates find employment with banks (HSBC, JP Morgan, Citi), accountancy and professional services consultancies (EY, KPMG) and in MBA roles in technology (Microsoft, Google), engineering (Airbus, Volkswagen), retail and hospitality companies and government.

The kind of the popular rolesattained by MBA graduates include:

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO),
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO),
  • Business Development Manager,
  • Operations Manager and
  • Country Manager.

Salaries vary with sector, experience and region, but starting salaries for graduates are around the £23,000 (23 lakhs INR) ballpark. With the right skills and experience, you could earn in the excess of £90,000 (90 lakhs INR).

Why Study in the UK?

The UK is a world-renowned seat of learning, teaching and research with 3 universities in top 10 and 7 in top 50 in THE World Rankings 2018.

The UK is also home to many of the world’s most leading companies. These include engineering and technology (Boeing, Jaguar, and Apple), energy and fossil fuels (Shell, BP), banking and finance (Barclays, Goldman Sachs), law firms (Linklaters, Allen &Overy) and hospitality companies (Hilton, Marriott).

London is a major global hub, particularly for banking, fashion, luxury goods and media, advertising and publishing.

It is possible for students to remain in the UK after finishing their studies provided they meet the prevailing visa requirements.