4 of the Biggest Myths About Business School

By H. Young

Updated August 23, 2021 Updated August 23

Sponsored by Montpellier Business School

From the admissions process to the graduate job hunt, the business school world is full of myths and misconceptions.

Want to know what it’s really like to study at a top business school? TopUniversities has teamed up with Montpellier Business School to give four of the most common myths a reality check.

Business school is for wannabe millionaires who put profit over values 

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How many Hollywood films and TV series have you been watching?

While financial services, including consulting and investment banking, is a popular industry for many business school graduates, it is by no means the only industry business graduates can pursue a career in.

In recent years, areas such as sustainability and social startups have become popular pathways for business graduates too. Socially responsible business is nothing new, but is fast-becoming the center of attention when it comes to new and emerging businesses.

Montpellier Business School ensures its values and ethics remain at the forefront of all its degree programs. It encourages students to think like responsible leaders who are ready to change the future, and is committed to changing the world in a positive way.

Business school is just for business

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Gone are the days where business school really was just about, well, business.

Today, you can almost be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing which area of business to specialize in. From marketing to digital transformation, finance to business excellence – the choice is yours and you can tailor your degree to suit your needs, interests and career ambitions.

In many business schools, there’s also no need to have a business-specific background. Business school candidates come from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, such as technology, engineering, humanities, and non-profit.

At Montpellier Business School, prospective candidates need only to hold an undergraduate bachelor’s degree, and pass a standardized English language test. Candidates who wish to apply to the Grand Ecole Program will also need to pass either the GRE or GMAT test, as well as an admissions interview.

The graduate business job market is competitive and it’s impossible to find a job

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As they say – you shouldn’t believe everything you read or hear.

Business school can be a great way to take your career to the next level or switch career paths altogether. And although the job market can be competitive, that isn’t to say you won’t find success after graduating.

Just six months after graduating, 95 percent of Montpellier Business School graduates are in some form of employment, with 70 percent securing a job before they even graduate.

Being as well-prepared as possible for the world of work after business school has never been so important. Gaining real-life work experience through internships, apprenticeships, case projects and capstone projects during your studies can have a real impact on your professional as well as your personal development.

This is something which Montpellier Business School actively encourages in all of its degree programs, including the Bachelor of International Business Administration, Grand Ecole Program, and Master of Science programs.

Business school is expensive

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The price tag that comes with business school education can be eye-watering, but don’t let that put you off. There are grants, bursaries and scholarships to help you cover the costs of tuition so you may not necessarily have to pay the full amount.

It’s important that you do your own research and look into what financial aid and support is available specifically for you.

At Montpellier Business School for example, diversity and equal opportunity in education is an integral part of the school’s culture, and is why it provides financial aid and support to those who are eligible.

This article was originally published in January 2021 . It was last updated in August 2021

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