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When should you do your MBA?

An MBA increases your value as an employee, as well as your chances of climbing the corporate ladder to become a CEO. That being said, it’s important to do research and thoroughly prepare so as to ensure you’re ready before committing to this intensive programme Nicola Kleyn, Deputy Dean for the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) MBA programme, doesn’t mince words when it comes to the preparation required of students aspiring to this sought-after degree. Studying for an MBA is an intensive process that requires significant commitment. Our students report that the pressure enables them to learn to manage their scarcest resource – time. An MBA requires energy and resilience to maintain momentum and stay on course. The high number of students who successfully balance the multiple demands of family, career and studying is testimony to the fact that it’s manageable,” she says. Tabby Tsengiwe, Head of Corporate Communications at British American Tobacco and mother of three boys, signed up for an MBA in 1999. Taking time out of her career to study full-time wasn’t an option; besides, her employer was funding her course. Accordingly, she looked for a part-time programme that would allow her to juggle her career and studies.“I felt the time was right to embark on this gruelling course before getting married and starting a family. Support was also very important and mine came from the team I led and my manager at M-Net, where I was a marketing manager. Most importantly, I was undertaking this journey with a good friend and flatmate. We were both ready to invest in our futures,” recalls Tsengiwe. After researching the diverse MBAs offered in SA, she settled for the one presented by Australia’s Bond University at its Johannesburg...