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Creatives and MBAs: to what degree is a degree useful?


Do copywriters or creative directors ever get MBA’s to be promoted to a higher leadership position? Is experience as a copywriter count as enough work experience to be accepted in MBA schools?

intro Creatives and MBAs: to what degree is a degree useful?People in the creative jobs have all sorts of degrees and often, none. It’s a business where what matters is what’s in your portfolio, and the boss and your clients don’t much care how you came by that ability to create compelling work. A degree will not directly lead to advancement, however if you’ve been through a program that impacts your performance of course it can be time and money well spent. Each school has different requirements for admission; check their websites. Leadership skills for top creative jobs aren’t strictly speaking taught in school or on the job for that matter. Your timing is interesting. We’ve changed our careers to focus on that gap.

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'Jancy' is Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk, Co-Founders of Swim, a unique “creative leadership training lab for advertising creatives and marketers.” Prior to Swim, Jancy was globally renowned as the Co-Chief Creative Officers of Ogilvy & Mather Toronto, a position they held for thirteen of the twenty years they were a creative duo at the agency. Over the years they've racked up Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show pencils and CA credits, and have lead their shop to two Cannes Lions Grand Prix and a Grand Clio. They've judged CA, Cannes, D&AD, the One Show, the Clios and other prestigious award shows. Creativity named them two of the top 50 creative people of 2008. Known for their outspoken, no-bullshit style and a passion for mentoring juniors, they're ready to give you advice if you're ready to take it.

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