Oxford College of Business MBA Program in a class of its own

Offering the opportunity to study management practices without leaving the workforce is the ultimate dream of every top corporate in the country today, Oxford College of Business (OCB) 12month MBA has fast become the preferred choice of every middle and senior-level manager seeking to add qualifications to their professional portfolio.

From strategic marketing practices to human resource management, financial processes to leadership skills, OCB MBA students soon become equipped to add further value to their professions. The 12month MBA may be an expensive financial investment to design and introduce for OCB, and one that takes the student through an intense period of study. However more and more candidates today are turning to this prestigious MBA offered by Oxford College of Business in affiliation with the world renowned Australian Institute of Business (AIB) for, among other things, the traditional benefits it brings to them - both personally and professionally cannot be compared to any other MBA offered in the country today. The benefits of the 12month MBA at OCB can mainly be reaped by those in middle and upper level management where employees at these levels can increase their skill base without leaving the workforce.

OCB's 12 Months MBA offers candidates the helicopter perspective. This means candidates are encouraged to engage in more high level strategic thinking and gain greater perspective on business issues. Further the programme provides a wider range and more complete management knowledge across different subject areas, and these skills are indispensible for those candidates wishing to aspire to senior management positions.

Networking can also be seen as a traditional benefit for candidates according to the course director at OCB. "Networking with other high potentials from different backgrounds, industries and cultures is certainly a traditional benefit of the 12month MBA. This leads to a rich exchange and cross-fertilization of ideas."

The managing director at OCB said that "The 12month MBA provides a network that can stimulate thinking on specific business problems with participants from different cultures who work in different sectors and industries," he also added that "the 12month MBA programme is designed around one month teaching blocks, which combines the flexibility of part-time study with the benefits of interactive learning. It is perfect for managers whose job demands forward planning," he further added that "It also enables immediate application of learning to daily work whilst allowing candidates to focus on studies during modules, and to work and travel internationally between them."

The true value of the OCB's 12month MBA is in its relevance to the real world. Candidates joining OCB's 12 Month MBA will be able to implement what they have learned in the classroom immediately into their everyday professional work. The connection between the business school classroom and the workforce is a key feature of OCB's 12month MBA. As such, Oxford College of Business has had to respond to the growing demands of employers to ensure the skills their students receive while studying for a 12month MBA are in line with the latest management techniques in the business environment. This is the main reason that the entire MBA faculty at OCB consists of top industry experts and business practitioners in the country today. Which has also made the MBA programme offered by OCB one of the best in the country today.

Mr. Joel Abraham marketing director at the Australian Institute of Business (AIB) says "in the modern world today there is an increasing focus on leadership and soft skills. Employers want to see candidates developing the soft skills of managers; skills they can take immediately back into the workplace, this allows for more opportunity for sustained ongoing development. The 12month MBA has really focused and sharpens in on these skills. At AIB we tie this in with coaching, which allows us to respond to the needs of the individual because we realize one size doesn't fit all.

OCB's 12month MBA programme has responded to these growing demands with recent panel discussion held: where the 4 of the country's top CEO's namely: Mr. Ranjith Page (CEO Cargill Ceylon), Patric Petch (CEO of Coca Cola), Thayalan Bartlet (CEO JWT) and Reyaz Jeffry (CEO Amana Takaful Insurance) where brought to one forum to discuss: 'The Importance of Networking in the Corporate world' for OCB MBA's and alumnae which was the 1st of its kind.

Today potential MBA candidate demands further flexibility from business schools. It could be stated that Oxford College of Business is the only business school that has been able to offer this flexibility where in addition to the seven core modules offered, OCB's 12month MBA programme offer a range of four optional modules that allow students to specialize in marketing, finance or HR where each student is able to meet their professional needs and ambitions. The course director at OCB says "OCB is continually refreshing and introducing new and innovative modules to respond to the requirements of candidates - and their employers. For example, the latest new elective - New Product Management - is already over-subscribed, it gives our students the chance to work with some of the country's best industry experts in this area."

The 12Month MBA at OCB is aimed at helping students differentiate themselves, their career, and their business. Students are taken that extra mile to give the edge which will help in delivering an outstanding performance. Oxford College of Business is committed to delivering a fair competitive advantage for their students which is the reason why the OCB- AIB MBA is rated No.1 in Sri Lanka today.
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