We explain what you can learn at business schools and how it can benefit you and your career.
Firstly, What Is a Business School?
Before we explain all the wonderful things you can achieve at a business school, we should probably explain what one is!
Business schools specialise in university qualifications that are connected and useful to the business world. So this includes financial matters such as...
PR and marketing.
and much more!
As well as studying degrees, you can also go onto study postgraduate qualifications at many business schools, including Masters, PHDs and MBAs. At some schools such as
ESCP Business School, you can also study executive qualifications or short courses, which are management courses that can act as an alternative to an MBA.
Here are some of the top benefits of studying at a business school...
Learning Transferable Skills
No matter what area of business you want to get into, business schools will teach you transferable skills that are applicable to the industry as a whole. From problem solving and people management to understanding finance and the latest goings on in the sector, it’s all relevant, no matter what role you end up in.
So if you know you want to be in the industry but not sure in what role, or even if you decide to ditch it altogether after you graduate, you’ll learn valuable skills which are applicable to a variety of roles.
Useful For Wannabe Entrepreneurs
Fancy yourself as the next Alan Sugar or Arianna Huffington, the founder of the
Huffington Post? If you want to be an entrepreneur just like them (or even more successful, go you!), then business school is right for you.
You’ll learn everything you need to know in order for your own company to do well, from accounting and admin to managing a team and marketing the product. Your teachers may even have been entrepreneurs themselves, so can offer you firsthand tips and advice.
Working in business takes passion, patience and commitment. And what shows that you’ve got those skills and more than studying a business qualification at a business school? It shows future employers/investors that you’ve got the knowledge, the skills, the understanding and maybe even the contacts, to do well. Which leads us nicely to the next benefit of business school...
Just like most industries, in business it’s not just what you know but WHO you know, and business schools are the ideal place to network amongst like minded people who share the same interest in the business world as you do.
So get chatting with the other students and don’t be afraid to
mingle on nights out, you never know, you may be working with these people again sometime in the near future.
Business is obviously an international industry, so you’ll be gaining a global insight that is likely to be useful to your career, and quite exciting too!
You’ll learn about countries you may not know about in the business world, gain an insight into your own aspirations as a result and grow your understanding of business across the globe, which could prove to be incredibly useful for you in the future.
Bright Lights, Big City
If you’re studying at a business school, chances are that you’ll be based in or near a city as that’s where the industry thrives.
Not only will this help you get used to working in the city, but it'll also provide an exciting backdrop for your studies so you can really enjoy and make the most of your time at university.