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The global business environment has never been more fast-paced, with changes from HR to supply chain and operations accelerating faster than we can keep up, especially in the last few years. The COVID-19 pandemic showed us how easily situations and circumstances could change, pushing us to become masters and innovators at fast adaptation.

The best business degrees can help you become one. A CEO of a massive organisation, for instance, has the potential to create significant change, whether it has to do with climate change, poverty or philanthropy. Think Melinda Gates, who played a senior role at Microsoft, Indra Nooyi, former CEO of PepsiCo and Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc.

What do they all have in common? All of them hold an MBA. So clearly, business professionals with the right and relevant knowledge and skills have a bright future ahead of them. If you think you have what it takes to stand out in the global workforce, here are three business schools that can help get you there:

ESCP Business School

Eighth in Europe and 27th worldwide; first worldwide for International Course Experience; 3rd worldwide for being value for money; 4th worldwide for its carbon footprint and ESG teaching; 1st in Germany, 2nd in Italy and third in UK, France and Spain. These are only a few of the laurels of honour ESCP Business School has achieved in the 2023 Financial Times MBA ranking.

ESCP’s MBA in International Management is making waves in the business industry. Designed for students with at least three years of work experience, this programme aims to help students achieve career goals and strengthen their entrepreneurial spirit.

The MBA is renowned for its diversity within the faculty and its cohorts. ESCP’s campuses are located in Berlin, London, Madrid, Turin, and Paris. Students will have the opportunity to explore three different campuses during the duration of their programme. Flexibility is a key feature as well, allowing students to learn on campus, online or hybrid between 10 to 34 months — making it compatible for anyone with a full-time job or family obligations.

The programme nurtures students into exceptional graduates through its five-week specialisation and two Company Consultancy Projects (CCP) where students consult for companies on real-life cases. Not only do students expand their international work experience, but they get to apply the concepts acquired in the classroom and get to know a specific sector (Banking, Tourism, Tech) or function (Marketing, HR, Operations) as well.

Did you know that over 75,000 graduates from 170 counties are part of ESCP’s strong Alumni network and are amongst today’s top industry leaders. To learn more, follow ESCP Business School on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and TikTok 

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Saïd Business School

The young, vibrant, entrepreneurial Saïd Business School (SBS) at the University of Oxford blends the best of the old and the new. It offers programmes in finance, management, and economics. The graduate programmes here include a one-year MBA, a highly-ranked industry programme. Students can leverage a global network, a diverse student group (93% are international students), and a myriad of career options when they graduate. 

Student Harriet Okwi Asiyo says she was attracted by the theoretical and practical approach that the programme offered. “The programme imparts skills to develop a business concept and implement it, all with a holistic view of business on an interlinked world stage,” she says.

Later career professionals can consider the Executive MBA, which will teach them how to innovate, navigate change and be the transformation businesses need today. Jyoti Chopra can attest to this. She says when considering options on where to study for this programme, this was the only place she knew would provide her with an engaging and dynamic experience. “The depth and breadth of teaching methods from the faculty were extraordinary,” she adds. “The programme is incredibly global and diverse, from the mix of fellow students to the way we were able to immerse ourselves in different industries and sectors on the international modules.”

Once students graduate, they are competent enough to give them a competitive edge in today’s world. Source: ESCP Business School.

If you are looking to combine a master’s degree with a university’s MBA, then look no further. The Oxford 1+1 MBA programme is for you. You will spend a year completing a master’s in your chosen discipline, then join the MBA programme in your second year. There is also a doctoral programme in finance and management for those interested in these fields.

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Haas School of Business

The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley helps students build fluency in business fundamentals. The result? Graduates empowered and confident to step into their future, armed with knowledge and skills to create change. 

The school is host to more than 2,000 undergraduate and and postgraduate students who come from all over the world to find success here. Programmes like the Full Time MBA, MBA for Executives, and Evening and Weekend MBA are designed to deep-dive into sectors like communication, innovation, global business and many more. You gain more knowledge as you learn collaboratively with top-notch peers.

Clases are kept small to foster an intimacy that’s critical to personal development. Students and faculty share a common culture and leadership principle, which means support is always available. If you are a student who enjoys learning as you do, you won’t regret picking this school. It prominently features hands-on experiential learning, while customising your programme in an interdisciplinary environment. 

This is a place that continues to move knowledge forward, and this is seen through its PhD programme. As a PhD student, you will have access to some top-quality research centres and education opportunities in business and other industries.

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