Introduction to the MBA Qualification
What will I learn on an MBA course?
Virtually all MBA courses comprise of three elements:
1)Core subjects of Business
2)Elective Subjects of Business
The choice available varies from institution to institution
3)An extended Business Project
The student must utilise skills learnt to conduct a project with business value.
These three elements only form the academic backbone of the MBA qualification. Beyond that, MBA students often benefit greatly from learning a host of soft skills invaluable to success in business such as teamwork and communication, as well as developing their own qualities such as perseverance and time management.
Will what I learn become obsolete?
As knowledge moves forward and new theories and techniques are developed it is very likely that some of what you learn will become obsolete after a number of years.
Many business schools now run short "refresher courses" available to past MBA graduates. In some institutions they are offered free, whilst in others they are fee-based. Check with your preferred school as to arrangements.