Why are most of us told that we should go to school? Generally, we need to receive training and take in the necessary information to be able to enter the work force, serve as a competent employee and also to excel in our field. The dream, in the end, is to move upwards in our careers, thus moving up and making a great wage and subsequently having a great life.
The problem in that plan is that for most of us, when we are young, post secondary education or not, we don’t always have a good plan in place for when we do have to enter the work force. Not only that, most of us don’t have a good idea of how the job market works or how to enter, which can ultimately affect the trajectory of our career.
The Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia believes “graduates can significantly boost their chances in the job market by adding business education to their non-business undergraduate degree.” In other words, “a diploma from a reputable university and good grades alone will only make them one in a million. But complementing them with the fundamentals of business – leadership, negotiation, accounting, marketing, HR, operations and logistics – will make them stand out in the eyes of employers.”
The Master of Management (MM) at Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School is a 9-month degree program for recent university graduates that provides intensive business training for graduates of non-business disciplines. More importantly, it also equips them with hands-on work experience through mandatory community business projects where they act as business consultants to local businesses in solving real business problems.
The program is ranked in the Top 50 of the Financial Times Global Masters in Management 2014 ranking. “Our place in this prestigious ranking reflects Sauder’s strong position as a North American leader in Masters of Management training,” said Murali Chandrashekaran, Senior Associate Dean, Strategic Partnerships and Global Initiatives. “It affirms our success in equipping students with the career-ready skills and confidence they need to follow their passions and make a real impact in their chosen professions.”
So before you go jumping head first into the work force, ask yourself, “Am I prepared for what’s out there, and do I have the proper skills to secure the job I want?” For more information check out www.sauder.ubc.ca/mm.