How do you establish yourself as a future leader of society in a fast-changing world where technology is disrupting every industry? Can business education and an entrepreneurial mindset provide you with the future-proofing skills to remain relevant?
In this podcast, we get to the crux of the question: do I really need an MBA to progress my career?
We are in conversation with Sarah Ranchev-Hale, Director of Careers, Employer Relations, and Andreia Ferreira, Career Consultant, at Imperial College Business School.
Drawing on their expertise in helping our MBA students gain employment in the workplace today, they shed insight into whether the programme is equipping students with the skills that employers are looking for. They examine the role an MBA plays in your short term and long-term career, and whether this traditional business programme is relevant to entrepreneurs and innovators.
Later in the podcast, we are joined by a special guest, André Kashiwara. André is a Senior Manager of Operations at Amazon UK and alumnus of the Imperial Full-Time MBA. He opens up about his career journey, whether the MBA set him up for career success and gives his recommendations on studying an MBA when rapid changes and technological developments are affecting modern business.
If studying an MBA is on your radar for 2020 or a life-long goal, this podcast is not to be missed.
In the podcast:
“Sometimes they (MBA students) don’t know what opportunities are available to them until they get here. It opens your eyes to so many different things that you can do that you didn’t even know existed. So I think that’s another one of the beautiful things about doing an MBA, the exploration is absolutely huge. And the more open-minded you are the more opportunities there are out there for you.”
“The MBA gives students tools, frameworks and access to thought leadership. It also gives them access to a solid network and that’s a massive asset in the future. But the MBA is much more than what they learn in the classroom. It allows students to take part in different activities, to test their skills, expand their knowledge and increase their credibility.”
“I think it’s really, really hard for anyone to catch-up with all the different things that are going on in the world right now. The different improvements, technologies and research. I think the MBA gives you an overview of everything you need to be a senior manager in the future. Having access to the latest technologies, having access to the latest researchers in our faculties helped me to prepare better for my job.”