Whether it is “big” or not, a well-chosen business school opens many doors in terms of career. A business school is an organization providing training in the areas of business management such as marketing, finance, human resources and management, allowing students to work in different economic sectors.
1. Find Job Easily
In these times of crisis, business school graduates still continue to record a good rate of professional integration. According to the latest survey nearly 86.6% of them land a job less than six months after graduation. And for almost eight out of ten hires, it is a permanent contract (contract of indefinite duration).
It must be said that the schools are concerned about the integration of their students. The courses are very oriented towards the professional practice, many executives in exercise intervene in the courses and long periods of training are planned. They also multiply recruitment forums, CV workshops, invite companies to present their jobs on campus, organize speed-dating with recruiters and personalized coaching for students.
Lastly, it is not uncommon for alumni associations, which publish directories and organize regular meetings, to help students find an internship or a job.
2. Access International Studies
Optional a few years ago, staying abroad is now almost essential to obtain a diploma. It can take the form of a university exchange, an internship or a stay on a relocated campus. More and more institutions have also invested in branches abroad and for those who want to extend the experience, most institutions offer the opportunity to take a year of “break” between the second and third year of study.
3. Open a Maximum of Doors
The program, quite generalist, is organized in first and second year around a common core (finance, marketing, accounting, human resources management etc.) and more transversal lessons, which address issues of social responsibility, leadership, governance, entrepreneurship. An interesting time for those wishing to test a maximum of fields before choosing the specialization, in third year, which will then facilitate their entry into the job market?
4. Develop Dual Competence
Business schools have opened up to other specialties and it is not uncommon to meet their alumni in culture design or sustainable development. In addition, more and more schools have set up double engineer-manager degrees, accessible to the most “Maths”. A profile highly sought after by companies for project manager positions. Double law programs are an excellent business card for integrating large law firms.
5. To undertake
A survey shows that one-third of business school students’ dream of one day going on their own business. To do this, business schools have rolled out numerous programs to support their students, such as start-up weekends, business creation contests, tutoring, and even specializations at the end of their studies.
At the center of this system, start-up incubators host student-entrepreneurs in school premises. And the young shoots are coached by experts at different stages of their growth, the writing of the business plan in search of customers, not to mention the fundraising.
6. Quickly Immersed in the World of Business
Many practitioners come to teach and share their experiences. Moreover, pedagogy is often based on case studies, i.e. problems posed by companies based on real situations. As in professional life, you will do a lot of group work, with presentations in front of the class. Your schooling will be interspersed with several internships. Nearly one out of five graduates signed an employment contract at the end of their final internship.
Many schools also allow for an alternating curriculum. You then go on to periods in the company and periods in progress, to obtain, at the end, the same degree. In this case, tuition fees are paid by the company, and you receive a remuneration that corresponds to a percentage of the minimum wage.
7. Carry out Associative Projects
As a business graduate, you will get opportunity to work with associated members of your institution. Association life is an old tradition. Some associative events are even national in scope. Projects are an opportunity to explore and showcase your abilities.
8. Take Interactive Courses
Although lecture classes and traditional tutorials have not disappeared from business schools, many lessons are taught in small groups and in a rather interactive way, even playful. Objective is to capture students’ attention and encourage them to be involved in their training, constructing some courses, as part of the “Build your own race” initiative, or by developing their own finance case studies. These are then shared with all students and teachers of the school, via an online platform.
These platforms, which are widely used, favor joint work (note taking, revisions, projects, etc.), even remotely. Coupled with videoconferencing systems, they allow students to attend a course or floor on a project, regardless of the campus where they are located.
9. Career services
Unlike your peers in certain university programs, you will be supported in all your efforts. Career services have the means to offer multiple services to help students in their search for internship or employment. The international relations department intervenes at all levels to prepare your academic exchanges abroad. They organize meetings of preparation at the departure, you assist for the formalities.
Unlike faculty, permanent professors have their own offices, where they can receive students and advise them in case of problems. Finally, many schools are concerned about your parents. They organize annual information meetings at the beginning of the school year and before your departure abroad.
10. Earn a Good Living
Remunerations are up again and again for business graduates. Areas of activity are considered more profitable than others, such as finance or auditing. “In these sectors, a young graduate starts at more than € 35,000 a year, or € 45,000. Globally, the students of the four or five best schools obtain higher starting salaries. For the others, the wages are between 30.000 € and 35.000 €, but they depend on the course of the candidate, the type of company, the sector and its localization or in region.