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Degree creates opportunities
Andrew Morris
update on Friday, November 19, 2010

The master's of business administration (MBA) is widely recognised and attracts professionals from various disciplines. No matter what a candidate's goal, a graduate business degree is an appealing option. 

Build career expertise You will acquire versatile skills and knowledge that will help you qualify for executive positions in different fields. 

Expand networks Studying for an MBA provides an exceptional platform for networking that offers access to alumni, faculty and business, and community leaders that can be useful when beginning a job search, developing a career path and establishing business relationships.

Enhance career prospects The prestige of having an MBA offers individuals a competitive advantage in terms of career options and earning potential. But simply achieving an MBA is not enough to make one successful. It gives an advantage only if it can be effectively applied. 

Choosing a programme Aside from relying on MBA-school rankings, candidates should also conduct first-hand research. Focus on the quality of the programme and select an institution accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Decide what you want to gain and how the degree will help achieve your goals.

Article by Andrew Morris, managing director, Robert Half Hong Kong

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