Find out more from our staff and students about our focus on tailored professional development with one-on-one coaching.
During your MBA you will develop personal skills required by managers and business leaders. In terms of professional skills, business leaders need to demonstrate advanced communication and influencing skills of a high order. Our MBA therefore includes opportunities to further hone your skills in:
- Presentation skills and public speaking
- Skills of debate and persuasion
- Effective influence in the boardroom
- Working with impact in high-performing teams
- Project management
- Negotiation skills
- Consulting skills
- Stakeholder communications
- Crisis communications (including TV interview and press conference context).
We have an excellent track record in supporting our students to progress in their business career in a wide range of organisations, from startup ventures to multinational corporations.
Our Professional Development Services
Dedicated MBA Careers Advisors
Our support team oversee skills and career development services, providing tailored advice and enlisting the support of outside specialists.
Skills and Career Sessions
We administer leading edge psychometric diagnostic texts (e.g. Belbin, OPQ) to help understand your strengths and areas needing improvement. We provide workshops and arrange for specialist advisors to present sector-specific career talks. We also annually host Victor Loewenstein (former headhunter with Egon Zehnder) to explain how the executive search sector can work for your benefit.
In addition to a weekly newsletter announcing key events, we provide a substantial range of online resources, including an MBA-specific job register, employer database and materials to help you prepare for your job search.
In addition to our annual MBA Careers Fair, we organise a series of visits to specific locations to help connect you to key organisations. We have previously visited Aberdeen to meet companies in the oil and gas sector, and London to meet consultancy companies and financial service recruiters. We also arrange regular visits funded by Santander.
We have access to a powerful and warm network of over 3,600 MBA alumni who can be invaluable when building connections to new companies or in new countries.
Collaboration with Business
The School has enviable connections with businesses all over the world which, as an Executive MBA student, you will be able to benefit greatly from. You will have the opportunity to engage with business practitioners in a variety of ways.