The Passport to a Management Career

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The mba (Master of Business Administration) degree is internationally recognised and is seen as a passport to a successful management career. The MBA is the world's most popular postgraduate degree. Around 90,000 MBAs graduate in the US each year. The UK, with over 10,000 graduates annually, produces the highest number of MBAs outside North America.

The first MBA programme was established in the USA in the early 1900s and was introduced into Europe in the 1960s with the founding of IESE in Spain. London Business School and Manchester Business School followed shortly afterwards.

In the US, full-time programmes are generally two years in length, while in Europe, full-time study can take anything from 10 months to two years to complete. The majority of European MBAs take 12 months to complete.

Thousands of universities and colleges around the world offer the MBA today. Increased globalisation and changing lifestyles, has led to schools offering more flexible ways of learning either via distance learning or part-time study.

Whether it's a part-time, modular, distance learning, in-company or consortial MBA you have in mind - the right programme is out there. …