Five good reasons to do an MBA

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

If you’ve come to the point in your professional career where you want to get ahead, but aren’t sure how, consider investing in yourself and your future with an MBA.

Consider the following five reasons to do an MBA.

Enhance your career

Keen to get to the executive level? You may be a subject-matter expert in your field, but you also want to gain business acumen and lead teams with a strategic focus. If you want to build capability in the fundamentals of finance, accounting, marketing, operations, strategy and organisational behaviour, an MBA will help you develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to rise in the ranks.

"I chose the University of Adelaide MBA because of its reputation. It has a strong alumni network and a sense of community with opportunities for networking and mentoring. The Adelaide Business School MBA opens more doors at the next level." – Simmonette Duggin, MBA student at the Adelaide Business School.

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Change careers

Maybe you didn’t study Business as an undergraduate, but now realise it will help increase your earning potential. In an MBA you'll develop crucial skills for managing and growing a business such as leadership, decision-making, problem-solving, negotiation, and strategic thinking. These skills will enhance your ability to successfully navigate complex business challenges, and take you on a transformational journey that prepares you to step up into senior leadership.

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"The MBA was the best tool to equip me with leadership, finance and accounting skills. The courses provided me with knowledge that enabled me to explore a different career path." – Jane Brunton Wang, MBA graduate and Commercial Manager, Oz Minerals.

Build a strong professional network

You'll be mixing with professionals who are valuable contacts and potential collaborators, partners, mentors, or investors. You will learn from each other and build a strong network in the business community that can open doors in the future.

We have a select cohort of highly diverse students in each intake. This means that you get a chance to contribute to discussion, and to benefit from the insights of your fellow classmates. You’ll be able to consider real-world problems containing ambiguity and complexity, from multiple perspectives. Every successful candidate in our program is interviewed by our MBA Program Director to ensure they have the mindset and experience to thrive in an MBA.

Access to resources and support to widen your scope

Not only will you gain access to libraries, databases, research centres and career services, there's invaluable access to teaching staff who are industry professionals in their own right. With us, you'll also have access to business incubator ThincLab which will provide mentorship and support for launching and scaling a business. An MBA will help you find fresh ideas and insights from other successful entrepreneurs.

Credibility and perception

When you successfully complete an MBA it sends a powerful signal to investors, stakeholders and partners that you have a dedicated level of knowledge and commitment to business. Combined with real-world experience, you'll be well-placed to handle challenging situations and realise your ambitions.

Don’t accept things as they are. Whatever your challenge, bring it here. Study an MBA with us at the Adelaide Business School

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