"What really stood out was the global focus and opportunity to learn through international immersion."
Job: CEO Finyal Media
Programme: Executive MBA Dubai 2018
Consolidate your learning, evaluate your progress and identify what you need to work on. We understand that hiring works differently at senior levels. On EMBA you’ll take part in a range of Career Centre sessions and empower yourself to create a strategic and meaningful career plan.
LBS Careers provides support in 4 ways:
Students choosing to enrol onto the LBS EMBA are experienced executives reaching the peak of their career, each with a unique profile. Working with a dedicated Career Lead students can plan their individual career strategy. Some will hope to change their career path, others will want to move industry, some may experiment with entrepreneurship, while some will leverage the programme learning to accelerate their career within their current organisation.
At executive level we understand that you are in the leagues of being the ‘expert one’ and hiring works differently at this senior level. For this reason, the emphasis is not on recruitment, but rather on empowering you to plan your own individual career progression strategy, working with you to craft your personal story and target organisations where you could add value.
When companies recruit at executive level, they usually seek a specific profile of experience, personality and fit for their organisation. Only a handful of candidates will meet their criteria and they will not use structured campus recruitment as a means to find them (as is typical for MBA hiring). For senior positions, recruiters do not limit their search to Business Schools. Career Centre focuses attention on helping individual students develop a strong personal brand, effective self-marketing tools, and a clear job search strategy to enable them to secure conversations with organisations who will value their particular profile.
Joining the EMBA programme is like joining a gym. By joining a gym you have access to specialist equipment and expertise, but the act of joining will not, in itself, make you fitter. You need to use the equipment effectively, follow the guidance of the experts and be motivated enough to work out regularly if you really want to improve. So it is with the LBS Career Centre. If you engage with all of our resources, expertise and guidance, are motivated enough to put in the work on top of your programme, and your other commitments, then yes, we can help you in your quest for that next big role. But we can’t do it for you. Your career, like your fitness, is your personal project and your own responsibility. Only you can make it happen.
All EMBA students have access to all that the Career Centre has to offer. Most of the workshops and resources apply whether you are looking for new roles or wishing to enhance your progress within your own organisation. For students wanting to move onwards and upwards in their own organisation, our Career Acceleration tools and techniques are particularly relevant. Each year Career Centre invite all EMBA students to bring their supporting employers to a summer breakfast, as a thank you for their support, whether this is financial or otherwise. They will get to network with each other and experience a thought-provoking talk from one of our world-class faculty.
We run an annual programme of webinars, events and workshops to support you in your career and professional development. These cover a range of topics, from developing your personal brand to becoming a Non-Executive Director. We provide access to a range of resources and also offer alumni the opportunity to work with a career coach.