How Executive MBA helps HR professionals in their career

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Are HR professionals capable of handling the highest leadership role in their organization?  The answer is YES according the recent study conducted by Dave Ulrich, professor from Ross School of Business – University of Michigan and in collaboration with Korn Ferry a global organizational consulting firm. Their study found out that seasoned HR professionals possessed leadership abilities that made them capable to become the next top leader of their organization.

While the usual route to the top post in the organization usually comes from sales, marketing, finance, and operation in which 50% of the CEOs and COO’s are sourced, the growing number of HR professionals who’ve been promoted to top leadership roles is on the rise. Here are some of the successful companies that have former HR professionals as their Chief Executive Officers – MetLife, Areva, Dunkin’ Donuts, Xerox, and General Motors.

Now the next BIG question as HR PROFESSIONAL in your current organization is –  ARE YOU READY? If you are eyeing to be considered the next top leader in your organization, you need to have what it takes to be. Your leadership skills & abilities as well as your business acumen should be fit to the sophisticated demand of the top executive role and the business challenges.

Here at Westford University College, we can assure you that we will address the skills gap that you need to get ahead in your professional career. We truly understand the niche and breadth of HR PROFESSION’s role in the organization. WUC offers a tailor-fit HR program through our most sought after – One-year Executive MBA program awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK and MBA in HR & Organizational Psychology from Universidad Católica De Murcia – SPAIN.  Our MBA programs are flexible and can be taken online. Whether you are practicing HR professionals from different emirates of UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Singapore, Malaysia, Nigeria, South Africa, and the UK, you can definitely pursue these programs online through our live virtual classroom conveniently at your own place.

Here are the advantages why MBA is necessary for HR PROFESSIONALS:

  1. Industry demand – professionals with MBA demand will continue to rise in 2019 and in the following years. US based research found out that 78% of employer plan to hire professionals with MBA qualifications. (Poets & Quants, 2019)
  2. Specialization – you get specialized in the whole gamut of HR practices as well as well-rounded knowledge on the different value chain activity of your organization.
  3. Career advancement – your MBA degree combined with your experience in HR practice will help you climb the corporate ladder; management will always consider their next leader to have greater educational achievements.
  4. Credibility –trust is vital in workplace relationships, having an MBA degree conveys to your employers that you have the business essential skills that they are looking for, MBA equates to credibility.
  5. Skills improvement – throughout your working career, skills improvement is necessary. Your MBA degree will give you opportunities to improve and learn new skills necessary to your HR profession;leadership, communication, problem solving and analytical skills as well strategic thinking skills are only few of your takeaways.
  6. Discipline – learn to manage yourself and learn how to lead others – this is one of the cores of your MBA degree, becoming a disciplined leader is a necessary skill in the business world.
  7. Global mindset – earning your MBA degree will challenge your thinking in different global business issues in multiple contexts, it will give you an opportunity to improve your skills to look beyond your role as an HR and discover how the different value chain activities of the business are interrelated. The diversity of MBA students in terms of their experiences, backgrounds and roles in their respective organizations will also help you to see other companies in different lenses.
  8. Relevant – avoid being locked into an outdated way of HR and business practices and interventions. Your MBA degree will keep you abreast with the latest best practice and trends in the business and professional world.
  9. Networking – Expand your horizons by being connected and acquainted with others; your classmates, business leaders and relevant industries in HR profession. Good networking will result in better opportunities.
  10. Better Salary – QS Jobs & Salary Report in 2019 state that MBA salaries are some of the top paid in the job market. The report further explains that income of professionals with MBA degree is much higher compare to other employee with regular masters (, 2019).


As the saying goes Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”.

Let our MBA program for HR professionals help you achieve your next big leadership role.

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