It might be that you want to find a career that fits with your values and lifestyle or you want to become more influential, confident and raise your game. Whatever your reason, IIBM Institute can support you during your Executive Master Program journey and beyond. This will be a busy time of your life and you will be tempted to just focus on the academics – you will graduate with a great knowledge of economics, finance and strategy but if your influencing and leadership skills are poor, then it will be harder to get into the more senior positions where you can embed the learning from your graduation.

Here are Three top tips as to how best to utilise the careers support available to participants on the Executive Master Program.


It is important to be able to understand and articulate your skills, interests and values so that you can find your career sweet spot in which all three of these overlap. The first three lessons of our online Career Management Module contain a number of videos and downloadable exercises to help you to identify these. You also have access to a number of self-assessment psychometrics: Career Leader helps you to identify potential career options based on your skills, values and interests Strengths Profile helps you to clarify unrealised strengths (skills that you are potentially energised by and like doing), which can help you to identify potential projects and/or jobs to enable you to work in your strengths whilst developing some of your unrealised strengths.

Utilise the online resources

We have a wide range of online resources available via WBS Careers Online, your online careers portal and you have access to tools such as Marketline, a market research tool that has all of the information about a company collated in one place, and Pay Negotiation, an online video series taking you through the salary negotiation process step by

Build an effective network

Use your modules as an excuse to network – it is much easier to approach someone as a student doing research than it is an employer of a company. Use your module assignments as a chance to explore how other industries do things and bring the learning back into your own business. Use your dissertation as a stepping stone in career transition – it is a great way to explore other sectors/companies and it also demonstrates a passion for that subject area.

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