When you apply for a job, first impressions are everything.
This starts with your résumé and extends to how you conduct yourself in an interview. But there’s one thing prospective employers will always look out for when you’re applying for your dream job – your qualifications.
And this can work in your favour. Having a master of business administration (MBA) means that you can actually earn more money than someone who hasn’t got that qualification. A 2017 to 2018 college salary report by Payscale revealed that graduates of the world’s best schools for business majors showed a significant increase in pay from their early career after graduation to their mid-career stage.
But don’t sweat it if you’re thinking that you haven’t made the right education choice yet, there’s still time. Studying for an MBA could totally change your career and you can find out how by attending the QS World MBA Tour that hits the Metropolitan Conference Centre on 4 Avenue Southwest on Thursday, September 28. It’s the leading provider of MBA information events in the world that brings top business schools and high calibre candidates together, face-to-face.
Also, if you’re interested in the oil and gas business areas which are picking up again in Calgary, you can find out more at this informative event where more than 30 business schools will be represented.
We’ve compiled a list of three universities whose admission directors will be at the event, and you can meet with them to find out about their MBA programs.
You don’t even have to leave Calgary to study for your MBA since the University of Calgary is home to the Haskayne School of Business. Here you can choose a course that works with your schedule from daytime to evening, and even combined courses if you’d prefer to study a larger part of the course online. This MBA program has ranked among the top ‘BETTER WORLD MBAs’ by Corporate Knights, a prestigious global ranking that lists MBA programs that best equip graduates with the “ability to change the world for the better.”
If you’ve studied for your undergraduate degree in Canada then you might want to make the move to the US to attend college for your MBA. The Jones Graduate School of Business is located in Texas and is listed as one of the top 10 business schools in America. Teaching here focuses on being attentive, responsive, and kind. And study options include an Executive MBA, a Professional MBA, or a full-time MBA course.
You can actually travel and further your education at the same time by studying at SDA Bocconi School of Management in Italy’s fashion capital of Milan. This graduate school is listed by the Financial Times to offer the fifth best Finance MBA in Europe. There are different course options that you could study abroad here from a full-time MBA, to a Global Executive MBA, an Evening Executive MBA, and more. Whether you want to shift your career to an international focus or strengthen your skills, there’s something here for you that could help you advance on the career ladder and earn a higher salary.
You can meet with representatives from the above universities and many more at the QS World MBA Tour next month, and it will only cost you $5 when you pre-register online. You don’t need to have work experience to attend the fair but to be eligible for an MBA program, you require a minimum average of two years work experience along with your undergraduate degree. Make sure you dress to impress the admission directors of your prospective university.
You don’t want to miss the QS World MBA Tour because at the event, you can get advice on your MBA applications, get tips on the GMAT exam, plus hear short presentations by top business schools, and a panel discussion on topics related to oil and gas. Additionally, you’ll be eligible to apply for a pool of MBA scholarships worth $7 million ($1.3M of which are exclusive to event attendees).
When: September 28, 4:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Metropolitan Conference Centre – 333 4 Avenue Southwest
Price: $5 – Pre-register online now | Tickets $15 on the door