The UK’s 5 Most Valuable Business Degrees
This weeks guest post comes from Karen Smith
With the tough competition for jobs these days, the importance of education is becoming clearer and clearer. As bad as things seem economically, if you look behind the top-line employment numbers, you see that it’s the uneducated who are truly struggling to find work. Those who have completed college degrees (let alone postgraduate degrees) enjoy a far lower rate of unemployment.
One of the most potent items to have on your CV is a business school degree. The corporate world is becoming more complex and impenetrable all the time, and the knowledge gained from pursuing an MBA, as well as the degree itself, can give you the edge. Here, according to the Financial Times globalMBArankings, are the UK’s five best business schools:
1. London Business School
Average alumni salary*: $154,783
Percent employed within three months: 93
2. University of Oxford (Saïd Business School)
Average alumni salary: $134,805
Percent employed within three months: 85
3. University of Cambridge (Judge Business School)
Average alumni salary: $132,758
Percent employed within three months: 82
4. Warwick Business School
Average alumni salary: $118,151
Percent employed within three months: 95
5. Manchester Business School
Average alumni salary: $117,016
Percent employed within three months: 81
Obviously, this list will remain highly aspirational for most of us; elite business schools aren’t for everybody and these institutions are very selective. The larger point, however, is that education remains the key to improving one’s employment prospects. If you’re having trouble finding work, look into the possibility of pursuing an advanced degree. It makes all the difference these days!
*All salary figures are based on pay three years after graduation, and given in US dollars.
Karen Smith is a versatile freelance writer who often writes for onlinebusinessdegree.org. While her writing focus is trends in small business, she also enjoys writing about the challenges of parenting, continuing education, health, and more. Karen welcomes comments below!
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