What is the next degree after MBA?

In this section, we cut to the chase and discuss 27 different post MBA short courses that will give you a boost to accelerate your career. Stick with us till the end, as we’ll also discuss the various questions you might have while browsing through these course options!

What can I do after the MBA?

A Masters in Business Administration covers a wide range of courses, including topics such as human resources, management, finance, marketing, and business strategy. During your MBA program, you will have the opportunity to focus your studies on an MBA specialization if you wish. This will be based on your personal interests and work goals.

Whether you choose to specialize or follow the general requirements of the MBA program, you’ll be ready to enter the workforce (or eventually return to work) with everything you need.

Financial Risk Manager (FRM) exam

As the name suggests, this exam is for people interested in a career in risk management. There are two levels involved: Part I and Part II. This is an internationally recognized certification exam offered by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). This is a multiple-choice exam twice a year in November and May. The preparation time will depend a lot on your background, mainly your university degree and your experience. The GARP website reports an average of 275 preparation hours for the Part I exam.

Exam fees include a one-time $400 registration fee and an $350 for early registration and $475 for standard registration for each exam.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Management


the most famous degree in management sciences. The duration of the degree is 3 years and can be completed in 6 years. Anyone with a Masters or M.Phil degree with more than 50% marks may be admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Management. The course involves research and focuses on skills related to management, leadership and planning.

Industry Field/Career Opportunities/Salary: Jobs offered are Associate Professor, Management Consultant, Policy Analyst, Change Manager, Corporate Trainer, Data Scientist in Business, Financial Organizations, universities, other fields such as public policy or working independently. The entry level annual salary is INR 7,00,000.

Stay connected with your peers

During your MBA, you will connect and collaborate with other students from diverse professional backgrounds; people you might not have been involved with in other circumstances. This is certainly the case for AIB students, who interact with peers around the world through online student communities and AIB classroom forums. Some of them form friendships that last well beyond their studies, and many build their professional networks with the students and graduates they connect with along the way.

After the MBA, keep that relationship alive by nurturing the relationships you’ve made. Connect with your colleagues on LinkedIn, reach out to them when you need advice from someone with their experience, and share career opportunities you come across that are suitable for MBA graduates. These are just a few of the ways you can stay connected on a professional level.

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