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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

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