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December 6, 2006
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An MBA can take your career to new heights

Our CEO Eyal Ben Cohen recently appered in The Telegraph after speaking to fellow students and lecturers helped to shape an idea which he felt would corner a gap in the market for analysis of the mountain of CVs received by employers with a vacancy to fill.  When Eyal Ben-Cohen took his MBA at Cranfield University School of Management, he did more than study the principles behind creating a successful company - he created one himself.

The result was Verifile, an online CV vetting company which has scooped first prize in the postgraduate category of the annual Awards for Business and Management Students, run by the Association of Business Schools and sponsored by SAP, the world's largest business applications company.  Verifile, which uses an innovative system to combat CV fraud by detecting lies and inaccuracies on job applications, beat submissions from business schools all over the UK. As well as the prestige of the award, Eyal, 34, received a cheque for £2,000.

When Eyal Ben-Cohen decided to study his MBA at Cranfield University he used the opportunity to craft a successful business plan of his own. he states '"I wanted to do a course which gave me greater exposure to the international business world. I felt that my entrepreneurial skills were good and I had dealt with international companies in my previous jobs. But I also felt I needed to come to a different country and meet people from around the world, to learn from their experiences; and also to develop my personal skills more"

Does he have any advice for anyone thinking of doing an MBA? "I certainly made the right choice with Cranfield, but it varies from individual to individual. There are a lot of factors to consider, and cost is only one of them.  "Some people want to do one just to have letters after their name or to work in a big company. But I would say if you want to meet people who have had solid work experience, and you have the same aspirations as I have, then come to Cranfield."

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