The MBA Fair 1994: If management matters to you . . .

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DOES management matter to you? Have you been working in management for two or more years since graduation, but feel you really need to broaden your management and skills base to be more successful?

On reflection, do you think your skills would be more suited to a different management function than the one you chose when you were still an undergraduate? Is your career progression blocked and do you need a boost to get it moving again?

If the answer is yes to any, or all, of the above, you should perhaps begin to consider studying for an MBA - a Master of Business Administration.

MBAs are essentially generalist courses, which can be finely tuned to suit a participant's particular circumstances. They are designed to introduce you to the full range of management functions and let you experience a new range of fascinating management possibilities. Possession of an MBA will increase your self-confidence and will, most certainly, broaden your horizons. During your course you will meet and study with people who have experienced many different work and cultural environments in a variety of employment sectors.

All these factors should increase your marketability and improve your prospects of having an interesting, responsible and lucrative career.

The MBA Fair, sponsored by the Independent on Sunday for the second year in succession, organised by the University of London Careers Service and supported by the Association of MBAs, will be held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, north London, on Wednesday and Thursday, 2 and 3 February.

Anyone considering undertaking futher management qualifications should make this event their first step. Top MBA schools from 13 countries, including the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom, together with advice centres and specialist business publishers will be exhibiting.

Most of the schools will be handing out prospectuses, but the fair is about much more than that. Representatives from all the schools will be there to answer all your searching questions about what the courses offer, how much they cost, how they are funded and what the alumni of these schools are doing now. The Association of MBAs, which also supports the event, will be in attendance, ready to answer queries on any area of the MBA qualification.

Careers advisers from the University of London Careers Service will be available to give tips and advice on the job market after your MBA and, during the course of each day, a full programme of seminars will provide additional insights into the world of the MBA: choosing them, getting a place, what employers think of them, European and American options and how to get a job once you graduate.

A bookstall will be distributing all kinds of specialist literature about management and MBAs, from the AMBA Guide to Business Schools to the University of London Careers Service's best-selling How to Write a CV.

A catalogue for the MBA Fair 1994 is available, priced pounds 1.50. It will provide you with all the essential information you need to make the most of your visit, together with a series of useful articles and addresses.

So, if management matters to you, come and visit the MBA Fair 1994. Call Freephone 0800 252183 for further information.