The Top 10 MBA Concentrations With The Best ROI

From Bankrate: Most MBA concentrations lead to careers with expected salaries in the six-figure range. MBA concentrations can help further your career prospects with specific coursework and training. Your concentration may help you network with others on the same career paths in your industry.

While an MBA degree helps you enter or expand a career in business, MBA concentrations allow you to specialize, preparing you to take on leadership roles and more demanding projects. Concentrations function like undergraduate majors and can increase career preparedness, your MBA’s return on investment and overall workplace value.

The best MBA concentration for you ultimately depends on the type of career you’d like to pursue after graduation. However, there are specific specializations that, on average, yield higher salaries and have a greater workplace demand.

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GMAC opens the 2024 GMAT Talent and Opportunity Scholarship

From London: The Graduate Management Admission Council has announced applications are open for the 2024 GMAT Talent and Opportunity Scholarship for the Europe region. The program, in its third year, aims to promote inclusivity within business school and reduce entry barriers for underrepresented groups. Women, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, socio-economically diverse, LGBTQ+ and non-binary candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Ten awards are available, each worth close to $5,000 / €4,500. This scholarship enables applicants to gain a unique advantage in strengthening their future career foundation and business school application. Each of them will be awarded a scholarship that includes a voucher to cover the full cost of the GMAT Focus Edition Exam and a GMAT Official Practice Exam package. In addition, the winners will receive a GMAT preparation course with a GMAT instructor, sessions from a professional admissions consultant, and a cultural course for applicants who plan to study abroad. Understanding the importance of mental health and well-being during the admissions process, GMAC will also provide a meditation application subscription for a full year.

“We know from our annual survey of prospective business school students worldwide that an overwhelming majority of them consider equity and inclusion a must-have in their academic experience, with candidates from Europe more likely to say it is a dealbreaker,” says Joy Jones, CEO of GMAC. “GMAC strives to reach the sustainable development goal of providing equitable access to high-quality education globally. I am pleased to announce the continuation of our scholarship initiative well into its third year.”

Applications are open until June 14th, apply now.

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Oxford Saïd Business School co-sponsors pioneering summer school program focused on tackling the climate crisis

From Oxford, UK: After the hottest year ever recorded, Burjeel Holdings and Saïd Business School are announcing the launch of the Future Climate Innovators Summer School – a ground-breaking initiative for students aged 16 to 18 passionate about tackling climate change.

The launch follows the inaugural Burjeel Holdings-Oxford Saïd Climate Change Challenge, where student teams across the world were asked to share their big ideas for addressing the climate crisis. The three winning teams are set to travel from India, Indonesia, the UAE, South Korea, and the United States, to attend the course in Oxford as part of their prize.

It is the first time Oxford Saïd will welcome participants from secondary education across the globe to a dedicated, immersive two-week Summer School program to learn from world-leading academics, experts and thought leaders. A number of scholarships will also be available to inspire and equip future leaders with the necessary tools to champion sustainable solutions.

“Climate change is the greatest threat to humanity,” says Soumitra Dutta, dean of Oxford Saïd. “There has never been a more urgent time to inspire and mobilize the next generation of leaders, change makers and innovators. I look forward to welcoming them to our School this summer and am incredibly grateful to Burjeel Holdings, whose generous gift has made this programme possible.”

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