The decision to embark on an MBA is not one made lightly. The workload and duration can take a heavy toll on finances, family life and fitness levels.
“Choose a school at which you feel respected and that has international recognition and accreditation,” says Foster-Pedley.
But, there are a few things you can do to make undertaking an MBA a more manageable and enjoyable experience. Here are FosterPedley’s top tips:
Meet with current and graduate students to hear their opinions and views
Undertake a thorough evaluation of your financial situation
Find out if your employer will assist with tuition reimbursement or time off during the programme Choose an internationally accredited school Discuss your plans with your partner as the level of satisfaction you experience in your personal life will have an impact on whether you complete your MBA programme Be organised about your studies Get enough sleep, eat a well-balanced diet, exercise and maintain a positive mind-set
Don’t give in to anxiety or stress easily. Aim to stay focused and calm