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.
These days, it seems like many business professionals are looking to earn their Master of Business Administration (MBA). You may be asking yourself, “Should I earn an MBA?”
Earning this degree can bring many benefits, but before enrolling in the program, it is important to make sure you are ready to start. Here are some signs that you are ready to earn your MBA:
You Feel You Could Do More
If you feel like you are in a rut in your current career, it might be time to further your education and earn an MBA. By doing this, you can reach your full potential and pursue a career where you feel challenged. When you challenge yourself, you will grow each day as you learn new skills!
You Have Time to Dedicate to Your Studies
Before enrolling in an MBA program, it is important to be sure you have time to dedicate to your studies. However, this does not mean you have to give up everything while you are in school! If you are a working professional, you can continue working while you earn your degree by taking classes online or in the evening. This way, you can earn a quality education in the way that works best for you!
It is a Requirement for Your Dream Job
Have you reached a point in your career where a master’s-level education is necessary to be promoted? If so, it might be time to earn your MBA. While you may have worked your way up to get to your current position, it is likely you will reach a point where you must have a master’s degree in order to be considered for a promotion. Also, if you notice that the individuals who hold the kind of job you would like to all have their master’s degree, this may be another indicator that it is time to advance your education.
You Want to Experience Career Benefits
Many benefits can come with having your MBA, both personally and financially. Aside from finding fulfillment by advancing in your field, it is also likely that you can earn a higher salary. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more master’s degrees were awarded in business than in any other field between 2012 and 2013. Additionally, among all careers, business, financial and sales occupations had some of the highest wage premiums for employees with a master’s degree. For this reason, there is no better time than now to earn your MBA!
The foundation of the Colangelo College of Business at Grand Canyon University is servant leadership, ethics and entrepreneurism. To learn more about GCU’s business degrees, visit our website or request more information using the button at the top of the page.
Written by Lauren Abraham, a senior earning a communications degree at GCU.