Lauren Abraham is a senior at Grand Canyon University. She was born and raised in Phoenix and enjoys living here. She has loved her time at GCU so far, as she has made many friendships and discovered what she is passionate about. Currently, she is studying communication with a minor in marketing. She has always loved writing and working with people, and one day hopes to become an editor or journalist. In her free time, she enjoys staying active and spending time with her family and friends.
Thinking about earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA)? This degree can prepare you for success as you enter the business world. With a curriculum embedded in leadership development, organizational growth and operations management, you can foster your entrepreneurial spirit and become a business leader. Here are four benefits of earning an MBA:
Increase Job Security
Innovative business professionals are in high demand. Therefore, earning an MBA may increase job security. With a heightened understanding of business, administration and effective leadership, you will add value to almost any organization! In addition, earning an MBA can also prepare you to chase after your dreams and start a company of your own.
Gain Transferable Skills
With an MBA, you can work in a variety of different fields, from technology to healthcare. Many MBA graduates fill roles such as executive officer or vice president of operations. However, the skills you develop in your program can also be transferred to many other industries. Throughout your career, you can try your hand at various different positions!
Specialize in Your Degree
When earning an MBA, you can choose from several different emphases, allowing you to tailor your education to what you are passionate about. For example, if you love sports, an MBA with an Emphasis in Sports Business may be a perfect fit! Or, if you want to make an impact in corporate marketing, consider earning an MBA with an Emphasis in Marketing!
Build Your Network
As you work toward earning your MBA, you will have many opportunities to network. In your courses, you will meet different students who come from all kinds of backgrounds. You will be exposed to different ways of conducting business and different cultures. In addition, your professors will be valuable resources both while you are earning your degree and after graduation. So, be sure to invest in building relationships while you attend business school. You never know what opportunities may become available to you later because of the contacts you make now!
Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business challenges students to become values-driven leaders. To learn more about GCU’s business programs, visit our website or request more information by using the button at the top of this page.
Written by Lauren Abraham, a senior earning a degree in communications at GCU.