Career Mistakes of MBA

Common Career Mistakes to Avoid While Doing Online MBA

Pursuing online MBA program is the wisest decision for working professionals as it helps in attaining business qualification without making you to go on Sabbatical. An MBA makes you competent to face common business and administration tasks and further equips you with knowledge and skills to take up managerial positions.

The main objective of online MBA is to help working professionals in attaining accredited global qualifications from any part of the world. However, every year many students make common mistakes while opting for online MBA programs and today in this post I will brief it out.

1. Enrolling in an unaccredited University:

While performing the research, many MBA students will get attracted to the program features, cost and fake student testimonials and will fall in the trap of Diploma mills. The diploma mills will attract students through Social Media and other advertisements. These diploma mills will print a fake MBA degree in exchange for money.

These MBA degree is of no use in the longer run. As a prospective student, it is your responsibility to check the accreditation of the program and its past history. You should also check whether the accreditation agency is recognized by the Government of a particular country besides checking the lineage of the university and the success of its past students.

2. Selecting wrong delivery mode:

While many student applicant equates online MBA with a distance self study MBA but there is a huge difference between the two. If a candidate is opting for a self study MBA then he has to complete his entire MBA journey on his own with minimal external support while an online MBA involves delivering regular classes through online classroom mode using modern technologies.

In an online MBA delivery mode, the instructor will log in the system to deliver session and will be available to even attend your queries. While applying for an online MBA mode, the student applicant should make sure about regular classes, the faculties who are going to deliver the sessions, support for blended sessions and the class profile in online classroom.

3.Losing focus during the program:

While many students will start the program with great zeal but will lose the focus during the program because of internal commitments or job. Though many online MBA programs give you flexibility to study but many students will lose focus because of the same will start delaying the submission of assignments, research works and class notes.

If you are one of the few learners who are prone to lose focus while doing MBA then it is always good to have an anchor who can support you during the program journey. An anchor is the person who gives you the support during your study – work – life and will help you in maintaining the work – life – study balance. An anchor can be your spouse, partner, colleagues, boss or parents. Some schools even provide online coordinator who will act as a guide during the entire journey and you should enquire with the school if there is any.

If you are looking for an online international accredited MBA with flexible approach and online instructor led learning mode visit UCAM MBA online UAE.

About Author: Faisal Faruqui is a Manager of Corporate Relationships and Marketing with Exeed College.

Exeed Delivered a Two Day Specialized Training on Scrum Master to AXA

About Scrum Master: A scrum master is the facilitator for an agile development team. Scrum is a methodology that allows a team to self-organize and make changes quickly, in accordance with agile principles. The scrum master manages the process for how information is exchanged.

Exeed College conducted a two day specialized training on scrum master to the senior management of AXA Insurance. The training was facilitated by one of the veteran faculty of Westford Education Group and was held at AXA HO in Dubai. During the training, the faculty bring in the case studies of various organizations and helped the group in clearing the queries regarding building Scrum team.

During the training, the faculty also gave the participants the tips to clear the exam and also share his knowledge on building a scrum team. Post training, Exeed School of Business and Finance distributed flash cards and books. ESBF thanks AXA insurance for giving this opportunity.

For Scrum Master Certificate, call our program team on +971558795198

— From the Director’s Desk

Are You Chartered Manager from Chartered Management Institute

In the present day and age, we often come across a scenario where organisations under- perform as a result of being over – managed and under-led! This is not a surprising scenario as there exists a disparity in connecting Leadership to Management. The Fact of the matter is, Leadership and Management are essential for the success of an Individual and the Organisation. Hence more and more organisations are turning towards the Chartered Management Institute, UK (CMI), with the aim of creating Managers who are leaders capable of making better, faster and smarter decisions.

Creating leaders with CMI

CMI is one of the few institutions out there with a rich tradition of developing true management professionals with a focus on Leadership and continuous professional development. Exeed School of Business and Finance has now partnered with CMI to launch three unique and exciting courses which bring value, credibility and chartered manager status to professionals in the Middle East – Project Management Practitioner (PMP), Certified Supply Chain Management practitioner (SCMP) and Strategic Human Resource Management Practitioner (SHRMP).

The ‘Chartered Manager’

CMI is the only place where a professional can get a ‘Chartered Manager Status’ and research shows that Chartered Managers are worth AED 17,12,400(Professionalising Management, The impact of Chartered Manager, 2012). This is, without doubt, a giant leap!

To conclude, Organisations require robust leadership and robust management to create the optimal amount of organisational efficiency. So then, what are we waiting for? Let’s go get our ‘Chartered Manager’ Status today!

Why Executive Education Needs a Big Transformation in The Middle East

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit – Aristotle

It is fair to argue that continuous professional development is at the heart of lifelong learning. It is not surprising to imagine that the continuous growth in international business and the changing landscape of global employment has bought forward a scenario of increasing number of employees favouring executive education. Clearly such a scenario is highly prominent in the Middle East where, the ability to develop and formulate one’s own professional development helps sustain success and gain competitive advantage. Exeed has steadily emerged to become a major player in Executive education in the Middle East region and with Exeed College(ESBF), Westford Education Group has reaffirmed its innovative approach to continuous professional development alongside its robust online learning platform.

Gaining the edge

As Harvard Business Review (2017) confirms, the aspect of change is highly frequent in the Middle East nowadays, as several global players often seek to diversify in terms of economies and contemporary industries. So, what does this imply for a professional in the Middle East?

Well the implications certainly point toward the direction of intriguing opportunities in the region amidst the uncertain global economy!          Having said this, it is imperative to take advantage of the finest opportunities for growth in this part of the world. With interactive and tailored executive programs and professional qualifications, Exeed School of Business and Finance has a proud legacy of transforming executives into exceptional leaders and resolute decision makers.

Making the right choice     

Financial times (2014) had reported that customised programmes which are designed specifically for individuals have shown the strongest growth in the Middle East and US. Furthermore, Financial times (2014) confirms that since managers often seek the global standard of management, the Middle East market is anticipated to be dominated by providers of Executive Education. Amidst this chaos, how does one make the right choice?

“ESBF offers students an opportunity to develop their leadership and general management skills through an exceptionally interactive, team based approach to learning” says Mohammed Ali, Wyeth Nutrition. Testimonials from Professionals like Mohammed confirms the unique way in which an Executive MBA helps them expand their leadership expertise to meet professional and organisational goals.

Taking the next big leap

Expanding one’s knowledge base and learning to develop and sustain competitive advantage are the key factors that negate the challenges faced by successful managers. In this regard, the Chartered Management Institute Project Management Professional Program by ESBF presents an ideal opportunity for managers to become dynamic business leaders enabling them to tackle new opportunities and challenges with confidence. The Executive programs by Exeed uniquely engages executives in a guided reflection of one’s own leadership approach. This aspect allows managers to think strategically and design strategies in the context of a global business environment.

The bottom line

At the end of the day, continuous professional development is bound to be perceived as a ‘mindset’ rather than just a product of learning. Clearly, organisations have started developing a taste for continuing education, contrary to the case a decade ago where organisations had an ambivalent response to executive education and presented a lot of ‘Ifs’ and ‘What’s’. The urge to develop and improve is bigger and better than at any point of time and Exeed continues its deep commitment to excellence by creating and executing innovative growth strategies for professionals!

About Author: The author, Vivek Mohan, is a full time faculty with Exeed School of Business and Finance and Westford Education Group. He holds a PhD from University of Leeds and is a corporate trainer on the topics related to organization development, leadership, HR, international business and advance negotiation skills.