Research objectives In this study, we will examine the impact of MBA on the student’simprovement However, there is still much to learn about the nature of theimpact of an MBA education.The lack of such information inhibits MBA program planners andemployers from making effective program revisions to meet their needs anddesires This paper is focused on the impact of a professional education programMBA (Master of Business Administration) specialized on the publicadministration sector with representatives of MBA program students in Cairouniversity in order to ascertain the changes especially in the area ofmanagerial skills.The objectives of the present study are to explore and analyze theaims of those who take an MBA and to examination the following hypotheses:- Obtainingan MBA will increase competence and knowledge of the participants.- Obtainingan MBA will provide wide knowledge and managerial skills.Significance ofstudyThe business community’s increasing demand for managers who haveacquired excellent managerial skills has led to an explosion in a demand forgraduate courses in management. After all, the conventional wisdom is thatindividuals with a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) generallyperform better in managerial positions than those who do not hold an MBA degree(Baruch and Peiperl,2000). Studying for an MBA appears to be a foolproofinvestment for a solid career in corporate Egypt, and as a result thereputation of MBA programs has soared over the last decade.
At the same time,trying to catch up with the increasing demand for graduate managementeducation, Cairo University have been setting up new MBA programs.What is far less clear is whether these newly established MBAprograms have a significant impact on prospective managers’ set of skillsneeded on graduation day. Actually, there is a remarkable dearth of informationconcerning the added value of Egypt MBAs to managerial performance,employability and career advancement and this empirical study tries to providesome insights into these issues.The present study attempts to offer some insights into thecontribution of an MBA program on improving graduates skills ,in Cairouniversity, as an MBA contributes considerably to most of the managerialskills, and it fill the gap between first undergraduate academic degree andbusiness needs. The MBA also helps graduates to find enriched jobs with increasingthe earning over time. On the other hand, it is found that an MBA degree tendsto enhance graduates’ careers in both economic boom and decline periods.
MBA & Equivalent Courses are the only educational programswhich claim to develop student’s Management and business skills’ it has becomevery popular, among students and corporate country’s most sought after ‘post graduate’program.A Master of Business Administration is an internationallyrecognized business degree. It is academic in nature and yet provides practicalpreparation for individuals in business and management.
An MBA can not onlycomplement professional experience, but an MBA graduate is able to command ahigher salary than his or her colleague who does not have the degree. An’MBA opens a window of opportunities for a person with the intelligence anddrive to take advantage of this degree’ (Bolton, 2005).Having an MBA isperceived by many as a passport to senior managerial roles and a `fast Track’career. Prospective students are typically concerned with acquiring managerialcompetencies quickly and efficiently, and thus `leapfrogging’ peers and improvingcareer prospects.