You’ve been thinking a lot and finally decided it is time to take care of your future and develop potential to the maximum. You’ve considered all possible options and selected an MBA program, as you think it meets your needs as a manager. Moreover, you have an opportunity to be trained not in your native analogue of foreign business school, but acquire knowledge abroad: Europe or the U.S. Of course, this option is preferable, as diplomas obtained there are traded around the world without exception.

Studying at MBA program can be different and depends on your willingness and ability to break away from the workflow. If you are not afraid to remain without basic earnings for a year or two and you considered all additional costs associated with living in another country, then Full-Time MBA training program will be optimal for you.

Full-time MBA are programs which become your main occupation, take almost all your time and, thus, give you no opportunity to work. American Full-time MBA Programs are usually designed for two years, European – a year.

Most Full-time MBA programs consist of 10-12 mandatory core courses, as well as electives. Major disciplines include: finance, accounting, marketing, manufacturing processes, strategy, quantitative analysis, behavior of employees, ethics and economics. After their mastering, a student chooses 12 or more elective courses – those most useful in his future work.

Some schools allow students waiving certain required courses in favor of electives. Normally, you need to provide a proof you have previously studied these disciplines.

Duration of Full-time MBA: in America – 2 years, in Europe – 1 year, 18 months.

Majors: 10 -12 core courses – accounting, finance, management, marketing, manufacturing processes, strategy, quantitative analysis, ethics, economics, etc., as well as electives.

Part of Full-time MBA courses is aimed at developing practical skills (soft skills) – teamwork skills and behavior during negotiations, making presentations.

By combining compulsory and optional subjects, students get a unified theoretical framework and wished specialization. Unlike regular students, they do not just sit in a classroom, but also work in groups, discussing ‘cases’ (study of real situations from business practice), and practice at firms (internship). In conclusion, they should necessarily present a project.

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