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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The master of business administration, or MBA, is often considered the top degree in the business world, although PhDs in certain specialties are certainly available. No matter what industry you’re in, an MBA degree will be an enormous asset. Some companies will provide tuition assistance or reimbursement in exchange for your commitment to continue working for them after you earn your degree.

h4. MBA’s are a popular graduate degree for the following reasons:

• Recent MBA grads earn an average of 35% more than non MBAs (source: Princeton Review)
• Prepare you for a promotion to management or executive positions
• Prepare you to launch your own business
• Build an invaluable network through your classmates

In traditional 2 year business schools students typically take a core group of classes during year one, and then may pursue their own interests during the second year through elective courses.

Subjects you may study in business school:

The Core Curriculum may include:

• Marketing
• Business Strategy
• Organizational Behavior
• Finance
• Economics
• Accounting
• Manufacturing & Production
• Operations

Some of the more common areas of specialization are:

• Entrepreneurship
• Brand Management
• International Business
• Human Resources
• Corporate Finance
• Information Technology
• Product Management
• Business Ethics

Business school can fit any lifestyle. Accredited MBA programs may include:

2 Year MBA: Full-time, weekday programs for 4 semesters.
Accelerated MBA: Full-time, 1 year, with an increased course load.
Distance Learning MBA: The most flexible option for prospective MBA students. Accredited Online Programs vary in terms of schedule
Evening & Weekend MBA: Part-time; Usually over a 3 year period. Students are usually working and going to school.
Executive MBA: Part-time; designed for managers and executives who are working.

Popular jobs you can pursue with your MBA include Controller (Financial), Sr. Financial Analyst, Project Manager (IT), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Marketing Manager, Financial Analyst, Management Consultant and more. With an MBA, the possibilities of where you can climb in an organization are nearly endless. Admin one day, CEO the next!

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