12 Month MBA or Traditional MBA

Nowadays, the most sought after career courses are either a traditional MBA or a12Month MBA. This is because an MBA promises constant growth and the job opportunities for an MBA graduate are enormous. There is a need for an MBA graduate in almost all business sectors and of course they are the ones that are highly placed. There is a lot of privatization and liberalization in all the business sectors and as a result this has increased the need for several business and operational managers in the country with a qualification such as an MBA.

Most people want to know the pros and cons of a traditional MBA as opposed to that of a 12month MBA, little do they realize that these MBAs cater to different sets of target audience. While a traditional MBA caters to a fresh graduate and people who have two to three years of work experience and want to take a two year break and pursue management studies, a 12Month MBA is specially targeted towards executives or managers who do not want a career change but rather grow in their field. Executives who have three to five years of managerial work experience are the ones who can pursue a 12Month MBA. This is a mandatory requirement for candidates who want to take up a 12Month MBA because the level of teaching in this type of course is quite high.

Usually, managers are made to discuss about different business challenges that they faced in their jobs, they are made to discuss different case studies and this helps them to learn from one another. On the other hand, a traditional MBA, though it involves discussions, projects and assignments, there is still a lot of foundation level courses that are covered because there may be many freshers who join these courses and do not have any business experience.

A traditional MBA scenario is very different from that of a 12Month MBA scenario. In the case of a traditional MBA course, students usually are not that focused on which career path they want to choose and tread on, while on the other hand candidates who select a 12Month MBA have relevant full-time work experience and hence are very confident about their careers and their choices. This makes things quite different for an executive who already has his/her foundation laid in the form of the number of years of work experience.

There has always been a demand for the one year MBA programme in Sri Lanka, but then it is seen that the demand is getting higher day by day. This is mainly because people at the managerial level think it is a wise thing to take a break from their daily stressful routine and utilize their extra time on something resourceful, furthermore, having an MBA adds credit to their work experience. A 12Month MBA is a great choice if you are having work experience of 3-4 years and this added advantage works great in improving your grades at the workplace.

Not only does your salary package increase, you can even expect a promotion at your workplace, since people with a management degree is most sought after these days.

So with the growing economy people who graduate from a reputed Business School in Sri Lanka such as Oxford College of Business are always in demand. Further, all business sectors do require an MBA graduate for their firm or organization. The successful completion of an MBA degree is sure to fetch you great results and is known to be placed at great heights. Whatever the stream or career you choose, to fetch good results you need to always work with a lot of dedication combined with hard work.

The successful completion of an MBA degree offers you a lot things like a fast-track growth in one's professional career and after being a successful entrepreneur you can easily set up your own business.
The MBA offered by Oxford College of Business (OCB) in Affiliation with the Australian Institute of Business Administration (AIBA) is a 12 Month MBA programme, with classes being held on Saturdays and Sundays, majoring one subject per month and completing the programme in 12 months. The programme is fully customized to cover 12 modern business fields of study and you'll find exactly what you need to energize your career!

AIBA-MBA is a UGC approved MBA in Sri Lanka
The fact that the AIBA MBA offered by OCB is approved by University Grants Commission (UGC) in Sri Lanka adds to the high standards of quality that Oxford College of Business proudly boasts about.
The AIBA-MBA have been rated among one of the best in the world which is the main reason why the MBA programme offered by AIBA is popular with students worldwide. The AIBA-MBA is a four star Postgraduate degree and recognized by authorities both locally and internationally:

  • UGC (University Grants Commission)- National accreditation body
  • IAU (International Association of Universities) -Worldwide accreditation body
  • AQF (Australian Qualification Framework) - Australian accreditation body
  • CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students) - Commonwealth/EU accreditation body

This is an honour shared by only a few of the world's elite business schools around the world.

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