Category Archives: Executive Education

To MBA or not to MBA?

To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles…

These lines from William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet make up perhaps the most famous of all literary quotations. Now, if you’ll allow me indulge in an analogy. These are difficult and uncertain times in the corporate world. Do you sit back and suffer the slings and arrow of fortune? Or do you take remedial action, perhaps by undertaking an MBA?

There are many reasons to go to business school. In a tough job market, many entry-level jobs require specific skills that only a good master’s degree can provide. While for experienced professionals from any discipline looking to fulfil ambitious career plans and maximise potential in the workplace, a business masters has the potential to speed up career progress and update the managerial toolkit.

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Inspiring You to be an Inspiration to Others

Aston Business School is recognised worldwide as a leading centre of business education. Our MBA programme has prestigious triple accreditation from AMBA (UK), EQUIS (Europe) and AACSB (USA) which puts us in an elite group of the top 1% of global business schools.

We care deeply about encouraging a collaborative learning community in which aspiring leaders develop the tools and confidence to solve tomorrow’s business challenges

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Setting a global standard for the MBA

Husameldin Elnasri

Husameldin Elnasri

Husameldin Elnasri

An MBA can boost your career and professional networks. It gives you the management toolkit and confidence to climb the ladder to leadership in your own profession, switch careers, or be entrepreneurial and start up a new business. To make a success of this professional, financial and personal investment, you need to be sure you are enrolling in a quality MBA.

The Association of MBAs Student of the Year sums up what impact the degree had him. “The MBA has equipped me with comprehensive knowledge, tools, experiences, networks and lifelong friendships,” says Husameldin Elnasri from Lancaster University Management School.

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MBA – Make Way for the New Wave

ImageIn the words of Warren Bennis, the founding father of Leadership studies, “managers do things right; leaders see the right thing is done.” 

Unfortunately, that message is scrambled by the fact that George W. Bush was the first and only President to hold an MBA.  The least popular president of modern times – below even Richard Nixon – the smoking gun suggests that Bennis’ bullish point of view on management style might need an update.

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