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What Can an MBA Do for You?

Business school graduates enjoy a high level of career success. A 2018 survey published by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) lays out how online MBA grads and other B-School graduates benefit from their degrees:

  • 87 percent of respondents said the skills learned in graduate school advanced their business careers.
  • 68 percent of respondents said an MBA or other B-School degree led to a promotion or career advancement.
  • 64 percent of GMAC poll respondents said they would not hold their current job without a graduate business degree.

The positive career impacts of a Master of Business Administration are clear. Students who choose an online program, such as Boise State University's online MBA, can earn their degree while remaining active in the workforce.

How Does an MBA Prepare Graduates for Leadership Roles?

MBA programs are unique among graduate business degrees. Students enrolled in an MBA program are taught broad-based business skills while honing leadership acumen, and that can lead to executive-level promotions.

Boise State's online MBA program offers courses in marketing, information technology, corporate finance, global economics, communications and human resources, among others. Graduate students also learn how to explore group dynamics, project management, leadership techniques and legal issues. The net result of this broad curriculum is that graduates are prepared for nearly any business leadership opportunity.

In fact, the GMAC report revealed that B-School alumni working in marketing, operations, general management, accounting, human resources and information technology, all regularly use the skills taught in MBA programs. These skills include budget management, working with virtual teams, making hiring decisions, supervising employees and managing vendors.

How Boise State's MBA Helped Phillip Teintze 

Cement industry specialist Phillip Teintze realized a few years ago that he needed a better understanding of budgets and finance to continue his successful career.

Teintze came to Boise State with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a master's degree in metallurgical and materials engineering. He chose the university's MBA program because it's online.

Teintze said his online MBA education will broaden his career options. "By taking the coursework, I am really more prepared," he said. "I want to go as far as I can go, whether that's vice president, president or CEO."

Learn More About Boise State's Online MBA

Boise State University is ranked as a "Top 20 Public School" in the West by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Online MBA program the #40 in the nation. In addition to a broad range of courses, MBA candidates can complete the online degree in as few as 12 months.

Learn more about Boise State University's online MBA program.


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