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Born to Lead: Why the MBA is Still the King of Business Qualifications

The Masters of Business Administration degree (MBA) has long been considered the gold standard for demonstrating managerial competence.

Lots of businesses will require that anyone applying directly for a managerial role rather than being promoted has an MBA degree already. Possessing an MBA lets businesses know that you're the real deal - you can't even enroll on an MBA course unless you have a certain amount of managerial experience under your belt.

If you've been on the fence about the MBA and still need convincing of its true value, this article is for you. Here, we take a look at the most compelling reasons that anybody who wants to run a business, including starting their own, should consider studying for an MBA specifically.

Become More Organised

Studying for an MBA degree will help you to develop a wide variety of skills, not least of all your organisational abilities. If you want to run a business or start your own, then you will need to learn how to effectively organise yourself. In fact, this is one of the most important skills to have that is not specifically related to business.

As well as teaching you what best practices are, studying for an MBA will also require you to develop additional skills like this on your own volition.

Start Building a Network

Another important component of any successful entrepreneurs life is a thriving network of contacts. These are the people and businesses that you can call on in your time of need for anything that your business might need in the future. You should aim to build your network out wide so that you will have access to any skills or knowledge that you might need to call on in the future.

Command a Higher Salary

Applicants who have an MBA on their CV will find that they are able to push for higher salaries when they are negotiating with employers. This means that most MBA graduates who go on to make use of their degree will end up making a pretty good ROI.

If you are wanting to earn an MBA so you can apply for a more senior position within the business that you already work for, then a distance MBA could be the ideal solution for you. Studying a distance learning course means that you can study and develop your skills while you continue to work your job.

Open New Doors

There are a growing number of businesses who insist that any applicants for managerial positions must already hold an MBA qualification. Once you have the MBA, there will be very few managerial or administrative positions in businesses that you can't apply for. If you want to broaden your horizons as much as possible, an MBA is the best tool available to entrepreneurs.

The MBA has been considered the gold standard of business confidence for decades now. If you want other businesses to know that you're the real deal, having an MBA on your CV is compelling evidence.

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