INTEGRATED MASTERS DEGREE (IMBA) vs MASTERS DEGREE (MBA)
EduCatis offers students the opportunity to complete an Integrated Master’s in Business Administration Degree
(IMBA) which combines the 3 years of undergraduate study (Dip.Man
) and one academic year of post-graduate study (PGDip.Man
plus MBA-Top-Up) into a three year academic cycle depending on the progress and commitment of the student. If you wish to gain a specialist understanding of your subject for the purposes of pursuing a senior managerial, corporate or academic career then the Integrated Master's (MBA) Degree is for you - especially if you are career orientated towards the international employment market.
The Integrated Master's (MBA) degree also provides a springboard for PhD studies if you wish to pursue a career in academic research or in a specialist field of industry. If you have applied to study on the standard undergraduate (BBA) programme, you can still apply to transfer to the Integrated Master's (MBA) degree
during your third academic year. You also still retain the option of leaving the course after three years with a Bachelor's (BBA) degree. An Integrated Master's (MBA) Degree allows you to stand out from the crowd in a competitive graduate job market. A major benefit of the Integrated Master’s in Business Administration Degree programme is the final MBA Top-Up Phase (Capita Selecta and Dissertation) which links the student directly with a university/business school of choice in the UK, USA, Australia, Malaysia and other countries which adheres to and follows a UK-Ofqual
curriculum. Students will save on average between £3000 (R55000)
be opting to register directly for the Integrated Master's in Business Administration (IMBA)
instead of completing a Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA)
followed by a Master's in Business Administration (MBA)
Students must possess a Grade 10 Certificate, an Extended Diploma in Business Skills (EDip.Skill) or alternatively a Bridging Diploma in Business Skills (BDip.Skill) to register for the Integrated Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Programme.
ADVANTAGE OF HAVING AN MBA DEGREE
An MBA graduate degree will offer you a wealth of advantages, especially when it's from a well-regarded top business school. Getting a high salary after graduation, landing a management position, or even becoming your own boss are just a few other advantages:
Develop priceless management skills
MBA candidates are usually young professionals with a minimum of two years of work experience. Even senior employees who feel up to the challenge may sometimes apply. After some time in the professional life, it is human nature to seek comfort and to avoid taking risks.
Studying a Master of Business Administration forces you to get out of your comfort zone. You'll encounter the latest International Business trends, apply the newest management techniques, and keep challenging yourself.
Start your own company from scratch
Many students choose an MBA because they want to become entrepreneurs and learn how to run a business. They have a big dream and want to know how to turn it into reality. An MBA will help you acquire business practices needed to start a new business or help existing ones grow.
Many MBA graduates end up starting their own business. Those who don’t, land middle-level or top-level management positions within big companies. Just imagine how becoming your own boss would feel like.
Experience a new place and culture
By earning an MBA abroad, you will gain a new perspective on how businesses are handled and get to live in a foreign country. This will broaden your cultural horizon and your business career prospects.
You can find companies that you want to work for and arrange meetings with potential employers. Who knows, you might end up staying and working in that country after graduation.
Open the door to thriving career opportunities
Graduates of part-time or full-time MBA programs have higher chances of holding a high-level management position. Over 50% of MBA graduates worldwide are senior managers or board directors. This type of position brings a higher salary, but also greater responsibilities.