Asian Correspondent » Oxford Brookes Business School http://asiancorrespondent.com Asian Correspondent Thu, 28 May 2015 01:43:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Why study business? http://asiancorrespondent.com/55693/why-study-business/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/55693/why-study-business/#comments Tue, 24 May 2011 16:49:52 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=55693 Business today is conducted on a global platform. So going abroad to study business could put you one step ahead of the competition. And who knows where it could take you? Perhaps you’ll join a global blue chip company, may be you’ll work in the entrepreneurial sector or go into consultancy, you could even start your own business.

International experience

With these endless possibilities, a business degree at postgraduate level will give you an excellent grounding on which to base your business career. What’s more, gaining that qualification abroad will have exposed you to the intricacies of global business and encounters with people from all over the world.

Indeed this contact with international colleagues and students is a key benefit to studying business abroad. Experiencing how people from different cultural backgrounds approach and solve problems is an important part of your learning. It is also this melting pot of cultures that makes studying abroad so stimulating and rewarding. Where else would you get first hand knowledge of working in an international team, before embarking on your career? The understanding you gain from such diversity will be invaluable in your working life and may help you clinch that vital first role.

Real business skills

When it comes to job searching, business master’s degrees or MBAs are some of the most respected qualifications that employers seek. The hands-on application of knowledge and the numerous transferable skills that the average business student possesses is highly attractive to employers. They can see that skills such as creative problem solving, managing yourself and others, strategic thinking and communication and presentation skills gives them a candidate who can ‘hit the ground running’. For their business, the potential cost-savings on basic training and building up their new employee’s competencies is a crucial consideration when choosing between candidates.

Job search skills

International experience from studying abroad, particularly in UK where business students are much sought after by employers, gives you a powerful proposition as a candidate. To make the most of your job searching, Oxford Brookes University Business School is highly skilled at helping students put together their CVs. We advise you on everything from format, to content, to covering letters. We also provide a great resource of job search databases including international ones, and can help with interview skills that will really make you shine.

Innovative teaching

On the subject of standing out from the crowd, you’ll find there are some innovative elements being introduced to many current business courses. For example, Oxford Brookes University Business School offers courses that are taught in two locations – the UK and France – having developed a strategic partnership with Burgundy School of Business. The opportunity to live and study in, not one, but two overseas locations is a valuable one, and with many such courses you gain a dual award degree. As part of the MBA course you get to study overseas in either France or Poland to understand business from another perspective.

Qualifications like these not only set the courses themselves apart from the rest, but will help to set you apart from the crowd. Other innovations and added extras to the business courses at Oxford Brookes include the chance to take part in consultancy projects and visits from industry experts.

Studying business at Oxford Brookes University Business School will be a good investment in your future. You will gain an understanding of the financial, strategic, operational and organisational context in which business is conducted. Business impacts on so many areas of life, as well as on the global arena, that it is undoubtedly a worthwhile investment. Studying overseas will be an experience you will never forget and could take your career to new and exciting places.

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The Oxford Brookes MBA http://asiancorrespondent.com/53973/the-oxford-brookes-mba-2/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/53973/the-oxford-brookes-mba-2/#comments Sat, 07 May 2011 14:20:12 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=53973 With such a crowded market place for MBA courses, how do you decide which business school to study your MBA at? Ranking is the most common way of differentiating one MBA course from another, but the top ranked MBA courses are expensive and often require very high English language scores. And of course, not everyone can be in the top ranked MBA course.

It’s about finding the right MBA for you; one that will provide you with a good foundation in academic business study, one that offers a truly international experience with a range of people from all over the world, one that is accredited by AMBA – the global badge of excellence for MBA programs and one which sees its students achieve real career progression because of the MBA experience they have had. This is the Oxford Brookes MBA.

The Oxford Brookes MBA is ranked 16th in the UK and 45th in Europe. It is accredited by AMBA and EPAS and over the last few years has welcomed students from more than 60 countries to share and develop ideas amongst its international cohort.

But it is the career progression that our students achieve which makes the Oxford Brookes MBA stand out.

A recent survey of our MBA alumni has revealed the impact that studying for the Oxford Brookes MBA has had on their lives and careers. Over 90 percent reported that the MBA had significantly improved their strategic thinking, knowledge and skills. Seventy-two percent of Oxford Brookes MBA graduates are now in senior management or director level positions, while 77 percent have reported an increase in their salary since completing their MBA. Ninety-three percent of respondents agreed that they are proud to have an MBA from Oxford Brookes and would recommend the course.

Sally Searby was a middle manager who wanted to progress within the publishing sector. “I am now Director of Production and New Media for Cambridge University Press, working in their New York office,” says Sally, “I would not have got this job without the Oxford Brookes MBA.”

Dr Sanjay Cherian, a medical doctor in India, said: “I would highly recommend the Oxford Brookes MBA, it helps in the overall development of you as an individual.”

To find out what our other graduates are saying and to join in the discussion about the Oxford Brookes MBA, find our MBA group on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=78891

For full course information, visit www.mbaoxford.com.

The Oxford Brookes MBA; preparing you for the challenges of senior management.

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Oxford Brookes in India http://asiancorrespondent.com/52952/oxford-brookes-in-india/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/52952/oxford-brookes-in-india/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2011 17:08:29 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=52952 Oxford Brookes University Business School is holding two admissions events in India. We will be in Delhi on Tuesday 3 May and in Bangalore on Friday 6 May. Dan Herbert, MSc Programme Director, will be holding interviews at the Chopras agency and will be making offers for MSc business programmes and the Oxford Brookes MBA programme to those who meet the entry requirements.

For more information and to book your place at one of these events, visit www.business.brookes.ac.uk/postgraduate/opendays

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The Oxford Brookes MBA http://asiancorrespondent.com/52819/the-oxford-brookes-mba/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/52819/the-oxford-brookes-mba/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2011 17:56:19 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=52819 With such a crowded market place for MBA courses, how do you decide which business school to study your MBA at? Ranking is the most common way of differentiating one MBA course from another, but the top ranked MBA courses are expensive and often require very high English language scores. And of course, not everyone can be on the top ranked MBA course.

It’s about finding the right MBA for you; one that will provide you with a good foundation in academic business study; one that offers a truly international experience with a range of people from all over the world; one that is accredited by AMBA, the global badge of excellence for MBA programs; one which sees its students achieve real career progression because of the MBA experience they have had. This is the Oxford Brookes MBA

The Oxford Brookes MBA is ranked 16th in the UK and 45th in Europe. It is accredited by AMBA and EPAS and over the last few years has welcomed students from more than 60 countries to share and develop ideas amongst its international cohort.

But it is the career progression that our students achieve which makes the Oxford Brookes MBA stand out.

A recent survey of our MBA alumni has revealed the impact that studying for the Oxford Brookes MBA has had on their lives and careers. Over 90% reported that the MBA had significantly improved their strategic thinking, knowledge and skills. 72% of Oxford Brookes MBA graduates are now in senior management or director levels positions, while 77% have reported an increase in their salary since completing their MBA. 93% of respondents agreed that they are proud to have an MBA from Oxford Brookes and would recommend the course.

Sally Searby was a middle manager who wanted to progress within the publishing sector. “I am now Director of Production and New Media for Cambridge University Press, working in their New York office”, says Sally, “I would not have got this job without the Oxford Brookes MBA.”

Dr Sanjay Cherian, a medical doctor in India, said: “I would highly recommend the Oxford Brookes MBA, it helps in the overall development of you as an individual.”

To find out what our other graduates are saying and to join in the discussion about the Oxford Brookes MBA, find our MBA group on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=78891

For full course information, visit www.mbaoxford.com.

The Oxford Brookes MBA; preparing you for the challenges of senior management.

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Oxford Brookes in China http://asiancorrespondent.com/52049/oxford-brookes-in-china/ http://asiancorrespondent.com/52049/oxford-brookes-in-china/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2011 11:14:01 +0000 http://asiancorrespondent.com/?p=52049 Oxford Brookes University Business School is holding three admissions events in China over the next two weeks. Anyone who is interested in studying a business master’s degree or MBA programme in the UK this September is invited to attend and offers will be made to those who meet the entry requirements.

Oxford Brookes University Business School has an international reputation for the quality of its teaching. Part of the UK’s leading modern university for the last 10 years  as ranked by The Sunday Times Good University Guide, the Business School has AMBA and EPAS accreditation for its MBA programme, and EPAS accreditation for a number of its master’s degrees, showing that its reputation for providing quality education is recognised by independent assessors.

I, Paul Gaffney, an academic from the Business School, Head of MSc programmes and a tutor on the MBA programme, will be in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to talk to you about the Business School at Oxford Brookes University, about studying in the UK and how a master’s degree or MBA will help you in your future career.

Beijing Admissions Event: Thursday 14th April 18.00-20.30

British Council Offices, 4F Landmark Building Tower 1, 8 North Dongsanhuan Road, Beijing

Shanghai Admissions Event: Saturday 16th April 14.00-17.00

Shanghai Library, 1555 Huaihai Road (M)

Guangzhou Admissions Event: Wednesday 20th April 18.00-20.30

British Council Offices, Room 701, 7 Floor Teem Tower, 208 Tian He Road, Guangzhou

If you would like to attend any of these events, please email Joe Reid (jreid@brookes.ac.uk) and state which city you would like to attend in. In order to be made an offer on the day, you will need to bring with you your education certificates and English language test results. An offer can be made on condition of reaching the required level of English if you haven’t taken the test yet.

I look forward to meeting you.

Paul Gaffney

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