Take your professional life to the next level. Consider an MBA!

Are you ready to take your professional life to the next level? If becoming a leader in your industry is a goal of yours, consider an MBA.

Many professionals want to advance their careers but aren’t sure where to start. Earning your master’s degree is one option! An advanced degree can give you the knowledge and skills to lead at work, at home and in your community.

What is an MBA?

The acronym MBA stands for Master of Business Administration. Students who earn their MBA complete a graduate-degree program focused on the higher-level skills needed in the business world, such as leadership, management, marketing and finance.

What undergraduate degree is needed for an MBA?

Many undergraduate majors will lead to success in an MBA program. You don’t have to be a business major. Every student can tailor an MBA program to their own educational and professional experience and be very successful. 

What industries are best suited for MBA graduates?

From health care to manufacturing, an MBA is useful in a variety of settings. MBA degrees offer students the opportunity to grow in an all-encompassing way as classes cover a wide range of subject matter, from improving critical thinking skills to refining communication.

Why get an MBA?

There is no question that education leads to opportunities and getting an MBA does just that. The graduate degree is versatile and can open doors no matter the field. Many graduates say getting an MBA leads to greater network opportunities, career advancement, better pay and it opens doors to additional leadership opportunities. Consider an MBA today, it’s easier than ever with videoconferenced programs.

At Bluffton

Bluffton University’s MBA program can be completed in 12 or 22 months. It boasts a 92 percent completion rate, which is well above the national average.

Students meet one night a week for class via Zoom videoconferencing (or two nights a week for the 12-month program). With a focus on leadership development, Bluffton’s program seeks to help students understand management and leadership from a variety of perspectives.

Interested students can add concentrations in accounting and financial management or health care management.

Written by Tricia Bell, content manager, with comments from Dr. Melissa Green, director of graduate programs in business.