One of the unforeseen costs often associated with doing an MBA qualification is the impact on your personal life. Long hours, late nights and intense project deadlines can play havoc with your social life.
Respondents to the survey in 2013 indicated that they felt that their qualification made them more rounded as individuals. “I have experienced a new life, a new me, a better husband, a better father, a better businessman, a more confident person, more social responsibility to my country and my continent, and meeting friends for life,” notes a 2012 graduate from GIBS.
Similarly, a Mancosa student who is presently studying notes: “The programme has afforded me, a kid from an unfavourable background, to look forward and work at changing my future. It is helping to solidify my thinking that I can make and change my future.”
The schools with the highest scores for changing the outlook for the students were Regenesys (scoring 9.7 compared to the 8.9 point average). They were followed by NMMU and NWU Potch.
Regenesys also came in as the school with the highest score for increasing confidence and self belief with a rating of 9.6 compared to the average of 8.9. Mancosa, Rhodes and Regent universities followed this.