MBA in Europe : A Value added opportunity
In both the U.S. and Europe, an MBA degree from a leading educational institution holds great value and opportunity to those seeking higher education and better employment prospects.
At the same time, studying in Europe has many general advantages such as more affordable tuition fees and numerous opportunities for networking and work experience.
Recent figures show that Europe is an increasingly popular destination for MBA studies and offers important benefits to students. According to GMAC’s Application Trends Survey, 37% of European programmes reported a rise in application volumes for 2012/2013. The rise is also apparent on the influential league tables, where European universities now hold over 25 spots in the top 100 of the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2013. It is a clear indication that popularity of European MBA programmes is on the rise.
Europe is very diverse, with numerous prestigious institutions spread across a large number of countries, so there are plenty of opportunities for students who wish to pursue an MBA. With the popularity and quality of European MBA programmes on the rise, it’s definitely not an imperative anymore to get your business or management degree in the US.
MBA in Europe : Advantages
Short Duration. Many European management and business courses and programmes are shorter than their US counterparts. Generally speaking, these programmes take 12 months (one academic year) to complete as opposed to US courses, which typically take two years to complete. This is a very attractive format to students who wish to complete their degree as soon as possible so they can get back to their career. Shorter programmes also mean financial savings because there is only one year of education and tuition fees that need to be paid.
Greater Affordability . Generally speaking, European programmes and courses are more affordable than those in the US. Tuition fees are generally much lower, sometimes even 5 or 10 times more affordable than the US programmes. Also, the accompanying fees are generally lower. The same goes for the cost of living. While some European countries are expensive it is possible to find affordable accommodation and other options to make your study possible. Scholarships and part-time work opportunities can also help you.
Truly Global Experience. Studying in Europe instead of the US offers a unique and diverse international experience to anybody who wishes to excel in management. Studying in Europe offers a unique opportunity to learn about other cultures and countries, which in turn offers additional insight on international business and management. Travel between European countries is easy and affordable too, and this experience can be very valuable in the workplace.
Outstanding Educational Tradition. European universities have rich educational traditions. There are many prestigious institutions in Europe, including some of the oldest universities in the world. This offers numerous academic advantages to all students, such as historically recognised qualifications, which are seen by some as superior than equivalent qualifications from younger institutions.
Varied Work Experience. Europe is diverse and well-connected. It means a very varied work experience for students; you could study in Czech Republic, but gain your work experience in the UK or Belgium. This can give you a better insight into various business environments that are different to the Northern American model. This varied work experience is very important for international business success.
Numerous Networking Opportunities. Studying for an MBA in Europe also brings numerous opportunities for networking. Europe is a hub, perfectly situated between the ‘global markets’ of China and Japan, London, and New York. Getting your MBA in Europe is ideal for future career options and experiences.
Getting to Know a New Culture. Spending some time in a new country makes you accustomed to a new culture. This can be an excellent experience for both your personal life and future career.
Learning a New Language. If you opt to study in Europe, especially in a country where English is not an official language, you will have a great opportunity to learn a new language. This is a great way to advance your education and to gain a better understanding of a different culture.
Czech College in Prague is a private management school focused on teaching Business in English.Despite the distinctively Czech names of its corporate backers, the school prides itself on its international nature.At present Czech College offers following business oriented courses to International Students . And the academic section is working on many more courses that will be introduced next year.
Course Name Level Intakes Progression
PGDSM Postgraduate July/Nov/Feb MBA
UGDBM Undergraduate July/Nov/Feb BBA
Contact Czech College, if you are thinking of studying in Europe . We will be happy to help you with your queries.