3 reasons why now could be the right time for an MBA

Feb 4 2021, 1:32 pm

Online events and learning have made getting a degree more accessible for Canadians.

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a general graduate business degree that gives graduates the power to land executive positions, switch careers, or dip their toes in entrepreneurship.

If you were on the fence about getting your MBA before, there are plenty of reasons why now is the perfect time to take the leap.

Unlock job opportunities during COVID-19

Opportunities to connect and get jobs have thinned during the COVID-19 pandemic, and getting your MBA can help give you a competitive edge. Whether or not you have a business degree already, it may be what lands you that job you’ve been dreaming of.

Free online events, like The MBA Tour, offer a rare opportunity to make an impression on the people who are in charge at your potential future school. Of course, organizers encourage participants to network as much as possible during these online events.

“The ability to meet with multiple schools in a small period of time was extremely helpful,” said an attendee of The MBA Tour United States in a post-event survey. Another added, “My favourite part about attending was getting to connect with schools that weren’t even on my radar.”

Online learning is easier during a lockdown

Online learning has become more accessible in recent months. The COVID-19 pandemic required that universities adapt their curricula quickly. This means many programs you wouldn’t have been able to take online two years ago are digital now. So, if taking classes from home works for you, it’s an exciting opportunity to pursue an MBA.

Through online events, you can connect with representatives from schools around the world. The events offer webinars, admissions assistance, consulting, virtual booths, and school meetups. These events are more streamlined than you might expect, too. An attendee of The MBA Tour Eastern Canada appreciated how well everything was put together.

“I loved the meetups,” they said. “Having the opportunity to speak with various staff from different universities regarding their specific programs provided me better insight into the next steps I need to take to reach my goals.”

If attending virtual events is new to you, don’t worry. There’s a list of tips for how to prepare for The MBA Tour before you join.

Digital events can help you level up

The MBA Tour gives attendees access to exclusive panels, discussions, and networking opportunities through immersive online events.

“The MBA Tour is like a one-stop-shop,”  said an attendee of The MBA Tour United States. “We don’t need to reach out to each school to understand their requirements specifically — it gives us all the information in one platter.”

If you’re interested in pursuing an MBA or applying to business school, this event is for you. Attendees get exclusive access to top business schools and the decision-makers who run them. Representatives from Harvard, Wharton, and UBC, among other top business schools, will be there.

The goal is that, through networking, you’ll be able to figure out which schools are best for you. Where can you imagine yourself achieving and surpassing your professional goals? With that reflection in mind, sign up for small group meetings that align with your ambitions. Join a mock class to get a feel for which program is right for you or engage the student alumni during interactive presentations. However you choose to spend your time, you’ll be laying the groundwork for your career.

There will also be one-on-one resume reviews with admissions representatives at both the West/Mountain Region event (Tuesday, February 9) and the Eastern Region event (Thursday, February 18). Exam creators from GMAT will be offering exclusive tips on how to do well on the exam. Attendees could win a $250 GMAT exam voucher and gain access to exclusive content that can help immensely throughout business school applications.

The MBA Tour can help you connect with business schools from across six continents. Attending can also give you the confidence you need to take a leap, whether that’s applying for a job or an MBA.

“The MBA Tour definitely gave me more confidence to apply to schools. Before the tour, I knew I wanted to go to business school, but now I’m convinced that I should go,”  said another attendee of The MBA Tour United States.

Visit the pages for the West/Mountain Region event or the Eastern Region event to register and learn more. To keep up with The MBA Tour, follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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