Learn more about how the Surrey MBA connects you with career development opportunities.
Whether you’re hoping to change career paths or accelerate your progress in your current field, studying an MBA at Surrey connects you with the resources, skills and opportunities to take your career to the next level.
Surrey MBA graduates have gone on to careers in a wide range of businesses around the world and many of our alumni are entrepreneurs who have established their own companies.
MBA careers counselling and support
At Surrey, we employ a professional coaching and careers expert to provide you with support that is tailored to your individual requirements.
From the moment you start with us, you will be connected with a careers advisor who will provide direction in a number of areas:
- Professional positioning training, including advice on the MBA job market, developing a positioning strategy, CV building and online networking
- Professional positioning in person including interview preparation, group dynamics and assessment, pitching yourself and presentations
- Professional positioning on paper
- Mock interviews
- Mock assessments
- One-to-one coaching throughout the MBA.
Your induction week includes a number of sessions that build understanding and skills in personal brand, positioning and networking.
These skills are vital in today’s connected economy but practical training is rarely provided for them.
We believe our graduates should be equipped with the confidence and skills to achieve their career ambitions – and it all starts as soon as you join our MBA.
Alumni careers support
Graduates of the Surrey MBA benefit from ongoing careers support both from the University of Surrey and from the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
Our strong networks and programme of social events and continuing professional development opportunities help you to develop your career well into the future.
Learn more about alumni careers support.
Personal and professional development
Alongside the practical career support offered throughout the MBA, we offer a range of workshops designed to help you flourish both personally and professionally.
With subjects ranging from strategic leadership to negotiation skills, you can expect to increase your self-confidence, discover new strengths and develop personal resilience.
New professional connections – gathered from fellow students, mentors, guest speakers and visiting professors – will give you a wealth of useful contacts.
Our students graduate with a fresh perspective on their work and career plans, renewed enthusiasm and are well-equipped to realise their ambitions.