Are you ready for an MBA?  Mamoudou Barry,  MBA
What do you see?
Road map <ul><li>What is the status quo for now? </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning phase </li></ul><ul><li>Sourcing phase </li...
What is the status quo for now? <ul><li>MBA or Masters? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you stand today in your career? </li></...
Questioning phase <ul><li>Challenging phase </li></ul><ul><li>Career and age issues (full or part time) </li></ul><ul><li>...
Sourcing phase Welcome to the world of Business Schools <ul><li>Surf & get the information </li></ul><ul><li>Understand ra...
Decision phase (1)  <ul><li>Decision phase: go for it ! </li></ul><ul><li>This is the best investment </li></ul><ul><li>Ho...
Decision phase (2)  <ul><li>Brand </li></ul>Costs Skills Network Location Family Job
During the MBA <ul><li>You receive the admission letter today… </li></ul><ul><li>Are you happy about your choice? </li></u...
Post MBA Phase (1) <ul><li>You are done and you finally get a job </li></ul><ul><li>Sell yourself and your school. Behave ...
Post MBA Phase (2) <ul><li>Where do MBA`s work? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consulting </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul...
Compute your RMBA <ul><li>Tuition fees </li></ul><ul><li>Living costs </li></ul><ul><li>Travel costs </li></ul><ul><li>Boo...
But remember…. <ul><li>Returns are not only expressed in figures </li></ul><ul><li>Each of us has his/her own returns… </l...
But remember…. <ul><li>Questions  </li></ul><ul><li>Remarks  </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></u...
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Ready fro an MBA

  1. 1. Are you ready for an MBA? Mamoudou Barry, MBA
  2. 2. What do you see?
  3. 3. Road map <ul><li>What is the status quo for now? </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning phase </li></ul><ul><li>Sourcing phase </li></ul><ul><li>Decision phase: go for it ! </li></ul><ul><li>MBA phase </li></ul><ul><li>Post MBA phase </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is the status quo for now? <ul><li>MBA or Masters? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you stand today in your career? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know Business schools? </li></ul><ul><li>Do your home work. Don't dream. </li></ul><ul><li>It's a mental process. You have to go through it. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Questioning phase <ul><li>Challenging phase </li></ul><ul><li>Career and age issues (full or part time) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask peers, bosses, network etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Family, travel and finance issues </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sourcing phase Welcome to the world of Business Schools <ul><li>Surf & get the information </li></ul><ul><li>Understand rankings and ratings (accreditations) </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the school/fairs (if possible) </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to former school students </li></ul><ul><li>Do your home work (English, Gmat, interviews, essays etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Master the Admission process/team… </li></ul><ul><li>Shortlist and compare your choices </li></ul>
  7. 7. Decision phase (1) <ul><li>Decision phase: go for it ! </li></ul><ul><li>This is the best investment </li></ul><ul><li>How do you finance your MBA? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Decision phase (2) <ul><li>Brand </li></ul>Costs Skills Network Location Family Job
  9. 9. During the MBA <ul><li>You receive the admission letter today… </li></ul><ul><li>Are you happy about your choice? </li></ul><ul><li>New friends, food, location, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>New skills: presentation, attitude, team orientation etc. </li></ul><ul><li>MBA: Teamwork, Cultural differences, Hardwork </li></ul><ul><li>Discover your learning styles: be smart </li></ul><ul><li>It's a lot in one shot </li></ul>Corporate Finance Human Resources Operations Management Information Systems Strategy Law and Ethics Public Speaking Career Management Simulations & Statistics Economics Marketing Accounting & Controls Project Management Entrepreneurship Business Plan etc.
  10. 10. Post MBA Phase (1) <ul><li>You are done and you finally get a job </li></ul><ul><li>Sell yourself and your school. Behave like an MBA (buzzwords) </li></ul><ul><li>Continue networking. Get in touch with the Alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Get in touch with the school </li></ul><ul><li>Write your MBA story and compute your RMBA </li></ul>
  11. 11. Post MBA Phase (2) <ul><li>Where do MBA`s work? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consulting </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Investment Banking </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Big 4 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multinationals </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>How much & well do you earn? </li></ul><ul><li>New life </li></ul><ul><li>New behavior, attitude, maturity, big picture etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Business orientation and may be entrepreneurship… </li></ul>
  12. 12. Compute your RMBA <ul><li>Tuition fees </li></ul><ul><li>Living costs </li></ul><ul><li>Travel costs </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Lap top </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity costs </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul><ul><li>Expected salary </li></ul><ul><li>Discount it </li></ul><ul><li>and Compare… </li></ul>
  13. 13. But remember…. <ul><li>Returns are not only expressed in figures </li></ul><ul><li>Each of us has his/her own returns… </li></ul><ul><li>Might be figures or other metrics </li></ul><ul><li>….that`s the beauty of the MBA </li></ul>
  14. 14. But remember…. <ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Remarks </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Expand the MBA community… </li></ul>

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