This is the second of a two part series of blogs about the benefits of doing an MBA.
We’ve already discovered that there are better job prospects, increased salary potential and benefits within your current company associated with undertaking the MBA programme. Now lets take a look at what this course will offer you with regard to personal fulfillment.
An MVP with an MBA
You probably know of world-famous basketball player Shaquille O'Neal. A four-time National Basketball Association champion who also won the NBA's Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in 2000. At his peak he was an incredible athlete.
Did you know he’s also an avid degree-seeker and hugely successful entrepreneur? He finished an MBA programme at the University of Phoenix in 2005 and went on to achieve his Ph.D in 2012.
Despite his immense sporting career success, Shaq humbly realised that "Someday I might have to put down a basketball and have a regular 9-to-5 like everybody else.
” He now owns hundreds of businesses and in his own words noted that "It is not about how much money you make. The question is are you educated enough to KEEP it."
Dr. O’Neal realised that continued education can bring financial rewards but also personal fulfilment. It broadens your horizons and makes you raise your game.
Become a specialist, become a leader
You’ll enjoy a skills boost on the MBA programme and become more of a specialist in your area. The management skills you’ll acquire will make you a better leader.
We talked to Dominic Kelly, a recent MBA in International Business graduate and he shared his insights into how the course improved his business competencies and furthered his career.
“The MBA course at Griffith College helped me develop into a better manager by equipping me with the tools required to understand and manage the interrelationships across all business functions.
I have been able to apply new knowledge and techniques which have helped drive efficiencies and enabled me to continuously innovate in order to do business better.”
Hear from Alan Lynch, joint head of our Graduate Business School, on the benefits of completing a Master's of Business Administration Degree with Griffith College:
Personal growth and career fulfilment
Perhaps one of the key aspects that many of our graduates mention is how they experienced personal growth and career fulfilment as a result of following the MBA programme. They are all realistic about the scale of the challenge but are just as effusive about the personal gains.
“Whilst it is a long and often exhausting couple of years, the MBA is worth every minute of effort. I couldn’t recommend the Griffith part-time MBA course highly enough; excellent lecturers, small class sizes and excellent facilities ensure that the programme and College provides a strong education which provides great value for money.”
(read more about Dominic’s experience here).
Broader learning and International influence
The MBA programme includes an opportunity to broaden your learning experience and get value from the international diversity of your classmates.
The multicultural environment promotes a greater understanding of different business settings and gives students the experience of working in culturally diverse teams. The team interactions developed in the Graduate Business School translate to international business networks for the future. Colleagues in college may become global business partners in the future.
Time to raise your game
Invest in yourself and your continued education with an MBA programme. You’ll enjoy a challenging and rewarding experience surrounded by people who, like yourself, are motivated and ambitious. With engaging lecturers and a positive learning environment, nothing can hold you back!