At SBS we recognise that career development is one of the main reasons why people invest in an MBA. The MBA job market offers plenty of global opportunity but is complex and challenging. So, when you join us, you will have access to our integrated Career Focus Programme, consisting of career planning and skills development and unlimited access to personal counselling and coaching.
Our careers programme is delivered throughout the year, but key points are the Personal Development Week in Term 1, Careers Week in Term 2, and our Assessment Centre Sessions in Term 3.
To supplement this face-to-face support, delivered in-house and by top consultants, you will also have access to a library of MBA-specific information and resources through our unique Careers Portal. This offers company and market information, both UK and global, vacancies all over the world, and links to top MBA sites.
One of our flagship events is the Scottish MBA Career Fair initiated at SBS and now a fixed point in the Scottish recruitment calendar. Companies consistently represented include Accenture, Amazon, IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procter and Gamble and many others.
Many students may do an MBA with an idea for a new venture at the end of it.
There are plenty of opportunities to get practical advice and support and to interact with the entrepreneurial community, for example, through the Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network (SEN) and Strathclyde 100, a network of the University’s successful entrepreneurs, which offers a mentoring programme.
Networking is a cornerstone of our approach and, via the SBS network, you can meet students from other business schools, as well as company and alumni contacts, through a variety of events and visits. The Strathclyde Business Forum, run for and by students and supported by staff, provides an opportunity to form interest groups, network, and invite speakers.
The end result? You will have the understanding and tools to develop your personal, strategic career plan, as well as the self-marketing and communication skills to make effective applications and impress at interview. You will have knowledge of the global job market and a range of contacts to make it work for you.