Many fresh graduates and mid-career professionals in the UAE are joining B-Schools to add MBA to their CV. Professionals who want to go up in their career are looking to pursue Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in the UAE. A CV with a MBA degree will increase the career opportunities. Hiring managers believe that candidates with an MBA degree get more knowledge and expertise compared to their non-MBA peers; hence they seem to be a step ahead in terms of salaries and benefits. Meanwhile, having a MBA degree is not the ultimate qualification to get better pay and promotions. Many UAE employers are looking for a candidate who has a lot of experience and the required skills.
Having relevant industry experience along with a MBA degree will definitely add value to your career in today’s job market. Employers want to be more strategic with their senior-level hiring, tending to recruit established professionals with specific industry experience. However, companies across UAE industries prefer candidates who can effectively deliver, add value and quickly “demonstrate that value. Hiring managers looking to hire skill based professionals complemented with the right experience, track record and personal skillset.across functional areas like sales, finance, and marketing etc. Candidates believe that having a MBA degree may helpful to find a suitable job and make you organized and more thoughtful and it grooms your personality.
Recent study mentioned that MBA degree holders, certified public accountant (CPA) and chartered financial analysts (CFA) are still favoured by many employers and that they enjoy better pay than their counterparts. The surveyed participants include 5 per cent worked in consulting, 11 per cent in finance, 10 per cent in industry, 9 per cent in healthcare, 9 per cent in public service, 5 per cent in energy and 5 per cent in consumer goods sector.