How can an MBA help your career?


How can an MBA help your career?

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Both the Bureau of Labor Statistics and US News and World Report list the possible benefits of obtaining an MBA degree:

  • Skills learned in an MBA are transferable to a variety of industries.
  • Earning an MBA can increase job security.
  • In a company survey, 96% of respondents said business school graduates created value for the company.
  • An MBA can differentiate you from other job seekers.
  • Adding a concentration via the MBA can make you more marketable, and, in some cases, may be key in entering the promotion pipeline.
  • Building a network while pursuing an MBA can lead to many different types of opportunities from career contacts to gaining valuable insight on industry trends from a diverse group.
  • An MBA can lead to higher pay, an average of $20,000 more than an employee with a bachelor's degree.
  • An MBA can also lead to business leadership positions and management roles.
  • For a young professional, an MBA may be an opportunity to show an employer a dedication and determination that will warrant advancement.
  • For some industries like finance, marketing, IT, or international business, an MBA may be required for advancement.

Some things to consider when considering an MBA, according to are the following:

  • Part time or full time options
  • Delivery (online or in person)
  • Admission requirements
  • Costs and financial aid options
  • Accreditation
  • Length of program

For more information about the Master of Business Administration (MBA), check out this article: Master of Business Administration (MBA): Degree Overview

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