If you’re on the precipice of making a choice about whether or not to get a Master of Business Administration (MBA), there are a lot of things to consider, including your timing, career and future goals.
A family friend once gave me this advice: “In a few years, you can have another qualification or just be older.” It’s good reliable advice, and you’re welcome to keep it tucked away for yourself. But even armed with well-meaning advice, making choices about postgraduate education can be tough.
To help you decide whether or not a MBA with us might be right for you, here are five types of people we think would be a great fit.
Are you the kind of person who has a ready answer to the question “where do you see yourself in 5 years?”
If you have a goal and you’ve already started on your journey to achieve it, a MBA with La Trobe can help you on the way. We’ll facilitate network-building by putting you in a room full of like-minded people and we’ll help you to develop the skills you need to move forwards.
2. Passionate and ethical people
Are you someone who cares about sustainability, equality, ethics and building a positive future? Do you regularly think about how to give back to your community?
Dr Debbie Haski-Leventhal commented to Pro Bono Australia that La Trobe is among the forerunners when it came to “shifting [our] entire curriculum to be more in line with responsible management education.”
This responsible management education is built upon the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), an initiative that connects the United Nations and business schools. We signed up in 2008 and adopted the socially responsible principles, so when you graduate with a MBA at La Trobe, you emerge as a leader who understands an internationally endorsed code of business ethics.
3. Knowledge builders
Are you an experienced manager with lots of knowledge to bring to the table?
We love to get people with excellent industry knowledge and sound leadership skills on board. Studying with a cohort of participants with diverse experience means that you get to connect with the best of the best and add your knowledge to the mix. That means you build on your existing knowledge as well as learning new things.
4. Practical people
Some people love learning through reading and attending lectures, which are great ways to gain knowledge. But some people prefer to learn by doing.
Rather than focusing purely on lectures and theory at La Trobe, there’ll be intensive simulations of real life situations and dilemmas, so if you want to focus on practical skills the program will work for you.
5. Busy people
Maybe you have a family, lots of responsibilities to your community, or a business to grow. If you’re someone who has a full schedule and a busy life, trying to fit a class in between 9 am and 5 pm can be really tough.
Our classes are delivered with busy lives in mind. There are evening and weekend classes, so you don’t have to give up all your commitments when you enrol. You can also study part-time, take on an intensive shorter-term course or study online from home.
Become a leader who can give your company a competitive advantage: apply now to study an MBA at La Trobe.
Need to know more? Book a one-on-one consultation and speak to a course adviser.