The top 3 benefits of getting your MBA
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- January 5, 2022
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Perhaps you have heard earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree can advance your career.
It’s true. An MBA provides skills necessary to become a leader in your field, whether its business, education, the non-profit field and many other industries.
We spoke with the leader of Daemen College’s MBA program about the top reasons you should apply – and pursue – an MBA.
Getting your foot in the door and getting hired
In addition to gaining a deeper understanding of how to apply business concepts in real-life situations, MBA students gain business expertise and a professional network that sets them apart.
The skills graduates learn can also help them find solutions to complex and unpredictable problems – quickly and effectively.
Considered for Managerial Roles
“First, you learn skills to develop a better track record professionally,” said Doering. “If there are two or three candidates being considered, employers will look at what each has accomplished. An MBA sets you apart.”
“Employers naturally consider if a candidate has a more advanced degree,” he said. “Professionals with MBAs are seen as having more experience and knowledge, as well as better interpersonal skills to lead a team of people more effectively.”
“There are many statistics stating that professionals with an MBA clearly earn more,” said Doering. “It’s a good return on investment.”
For instance, compensation projections from the National Association of Colleges and Employers predict that recent MBA graduates will earn $29,000 more per year than those who earned their bachelor’s degree in business in 2021.
In addition, a Wall Street Journal analysis of federal student loan data stated that for graduates of 98 percent of high education institutions with MBA programs, typically made more money than they borrowed – and just two years after graduating.
“It’s very common for graduates to have their degree pay for itself,” said Doering.
Learn more about Daemen’s MBA program today.