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MBA and Beyond: Different Career Paths Available to an MBA Grad

By Niamh O

Updated September 24, 2021 Updated September 24, 2021

Are you wondering where you MBA could take you? TopMBA's webinar hopes to offer you some assistance and insight.

Choosing to undertake an MBA can feel like a leap of faith. 

MBA programmes are rarely cheap, and so prospective MBA students need to not only think about the financial sacrifice ahead of them, but also time spent studying as a whole.  

In October, TopMBA will be hosting the webinar ‘MBA and beyond: different career paths available to an MBA grad’ to show prospective MBA students the array of possibilities that open up with an MBA. 

Topics and themes set to be discussed will include the new employability landscape, what MBA grads can do with their MBA degree, and unique roles and career paths – taking a closer look at roles outside the traditional sphere of consultancy and management for example. . 

The webinar will be a round-table conversation that will give an overview of the MBA and the different types of MBA career paths students can take, but most importantly, the webinar will help you decide whether an MBA is worth it or not. Furthermore, they will touch upon what it is that employers are really looking for, as well naming the companies that hire MBA grads including Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust etc.

If you’d like to find out more about different career paths available after an MBA, this webinar will take a look at specialised careers including entrepreneurship as well as non-traditional career choices like teaching. 

Many prospective MBA students wonder whether an MBA or a specialised masters will be best for them, and so the panellists will discuss the pros and cons of both degree programmes, as well as the importance of networking to get you where you want to be post-graduation.  

Three panellists and a moderator will speak during the webinar, register now and learn from the technical experts and industry pros everything that you need to know about MBA programmes and what they entail. 

About the speakers 

George ILIEV is Director of Strategic Projects & Innovation; and Accreditation & China Director at AMBA (the Association of MBAs) in London. He manages the AMBA accreditation of 150 universities / business schools in China, Japan, Russia, Eastern Europe, Spain, Latin America, Turkey, London and the Midlands. In this capacity, George advises business school deans and programme directors in designing their MBA, DBA, Master's in Management and Entrepreneurship programmes. 

Varsha Nagaraj currently leads Data Strategy for alternative assets servicing in Northern Trust globally in a division of over 400 people. She works in change management, executing end-to-end data model for cloud-based AI powered platforms. She is also pursuing her MBA with an intended major in Strategy and Finance from Kellogg School of Management in Northwestern University. She resides in Houston, Texas with her husband, toddler and newborn baby.

Alyssa Jaffer is the Head of Content Strategy at QS Quacquarelli Symonds, managing the team of content creators across social media, video, copy and web and editorial content. As a UC Berkeley alum, Alyssa's background in journalism provides a unique perspective on delivering high value content to our client and student audiences around the world. 

Kesh Patel is a Senior Consultant at QS Quacquarelli Symonds, advising governments, universities, organisations and think tanks gain competitive advantage in the global higher education landscape. Kesh completed his MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School (University of Manchester) a few months ago. He will be sharing his experiences of studying whilst working full-time prior to and during a pandemic.​ 

Join us for this interactive webinar to discover different career options and salaries available to MBA graduates.

This article was originally published in September 2021 .

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Niamh is Deputy Head of Content at QS (TopMBA.com; topuniversities.com), creating and editing content for an international student audience. Having gained her journalism qualification at the Press Association, London and since written for different international publications, she's now enjoying telling the stories of students, alumni, faculty, entrepreneurs and organizations from across the globe.  

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