Why Get an MBA?

Four compelling reasons why you should get an MBA

Earning your MBA is very different from undergraduate work. It’s an investment that connects you with a professional network and teaches you to expand it. It gives you skills and experiences that employers value. It opens doors and helps you advance quickly in your career. It trains you to think and behave like a leader who can innovate and drive growth. It gives you a global perspective that allows you to build thriving, collaborative teams in any environment or culture. In every way possible, the value of an MBA is far greater than just a paycheck.

Connections all around

When you complete your undergraduate degree, odds are high that you will not go on to work in your field of study. Learning is focused on academic rigor and acquisition of knowledge, with little or no emphasis on the value of developing a professional brand or building a network of professional contacts. From classmates to professors, MBA programs provide a host of professional contacts in your particular field whom you will very likely have opportunities to work with after graduation. As you gain more knowledge, these contacts will become invaluable resources for gaining experience in your field. Internships, working abroad or securing that corner office job are easier to achieve with some personal relationships built while in school. Professors, in particular, give you a chance to work with other professionals and learn their craft.

Understanding teamwork

With any MBA program, you learn about teamwork and how to manage that group. Regardless of your field of focus, teams are essential to corporate success. When you graduate, employment opportunities open up as supervisors look for the next new strategy in company relations. From fascinating projects to eclectic team-building tactics, your MBA brings a fresh perspective to these industries. You may be the spearhead for a brand new product that drives profits and your reputation skyward.

Career movement

If you work in the financial market, an MBA gives you a chance to move into a different employment sector. Why get an MBA? It gives you a boost with other employers in dream companies, from automotive titans to computer giants. If you want to work for a smartphone company, for example, a higher degree educates you with the basic knowledge of many other industries. Becoming a turnkey employee is exactly what employers want in this fast-paced world. Form your own future with an MBA on your resume.

Global perspective

Nearly every company has global interests, from core materials to specific distribution centers. An MBA degree gives you a broader perspective of the world. You’ll understand how China’s manufacturing industry impacts the United States, for instance. Employers need that insight to stay competitive in an ever-changing market. A company’s value is in its employees. Make your value higher than everyone else’s with an MBA degree. You could travel the world with that single two-year degree.

Why get an MBA? Whether your major is in business management or accounting, an MBA is a useful tool to gain more opportunities in almost any employment market. Consider your personal goals, and look over online degrees for the most flexibility. There is time in your day for a class or two to get you to a better career.

Learn more about the Boise State online MBA program.


Sources:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericjackson/2012/11/13/the-10-most-under-rated-reasons-why-you-should-get-an-mba/
http://www.businessinsider.com/getting-an-mba-better-than-getting-a-cfa-2013-5?op=1


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