MIB vs. MBA vs. EMBA Degree: Which Is Right for You?

Graduate business education is a great way for ambitious professionals to learn new skills, forge new connections, and enhance their careers. Whether you’ve recently finished an undergraduate degree or have 15 years of professional experience, there is a graduate degree program for you. 

However, deciding on the best program for your needs and goals can be difficult. Should you choose a Master in International Business (MIB), a Master of Business Administration (MBA), or an Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA)? Read on to find out which option is right for you and your career goals. 

Stand Out on the World Stage with a Master in International Business 

Today’s business world is increasingly globalized. Even small start-ups have an international focus and are targeting customers worldwide. This is partly because of technology. Digitalization has made it easier than ever to share your product across borders and time zones.   

An MIB is perfect for recent graduates with global ambitions. At Business School Lausanne, students can choose between the MIB with concentration in Entrepreneurial Leadership and the MIB with concentration in Finance. 

Connect with students from around the world at BSL

Not only will the skills and knowledge that you gain help you to succeed internationally, but you will also have the opportunity to build an international network during your studies. For example, MIB students at BSL can choose to complete an optional six-month exchange in China, helping them learn about international markets as well as another business culture and language. In addition, more than 80% of the students at BSL are international, meaning that you will have plenty of opportunities to connect with students from other countries. This can help students improve their cross-cultural communication skills and prepare them to excel in a globalized business world.

Part of what makes BSL’s MIB program unique is the capstone experience, which students can tailor to match their professional goals. Students have the opportunity to choose between an internship or a thesis, with many opting for the internship in order to expand their professional network and gain experience in Switzerland or abroad. With the support of the Careers Office, students can do their six-month internship at a non-profit, international organization, or business of their choice. This offers students the chance to gain professional experience and perhaps even a job offer during their studies. 

Access New Opportunities With an MBA

If you already have a few years of professional experience behind you, an MBA could help you advance even further in your career. Designed for professionals who have a minimum of five years of work experience, the MBA programs at BSL can help you gain the qualifications you need to access new opportunities and handle new responsibilities. Students can choose to complete their studies on a part-time or full-time basis, with the part-time option being especially ideal for students who want to continue working as they study. 

At BSL, students can choose between the MBA in Business Transformation and Entrepreneurship and the MBA in Sustainable Business. The entrepreneurship degree is perfect for professionals who dream of starting their own business. And for students with an interest in sustainability, the Sustainable Business program provides the opportunity to start a project of your choice using the information you have learned throughout the course.

Develop the skills to start your own business after an entrepreneurship degree

If you already have a few years of work experience and a Bachelor’s degree, then an MBA could help you to realize your ambition and ignite your entrepreneurial spirit. Students with a Master’s degree are also welcome to apply, and can benefit from an MBA. 

Experienced Professionals Can Advance Even Further with an EMBA Degree

Similarly to the MBA program, students at BSL can choose between the EMBA degree in Business Transformation and Entrepreneurship or the EMBA in Sustainable Development. The executive MBA is perfect for professionals who already have several years of managerial experience, and who are looking to network with other experienced leaders while enhancing their expertise. In fact, the average student has approximately 12 years of work experience. 

If you have been working for several years and are ready for a new challenge, want to take a step up, transition to a different industry, or even start your own business, an Executive MBA could be the training that you need. 

Do you want to learn more about earning an executive master degree, MIB, or MBA?

Contact Business School Lausanne today!