Taking the Challenge: Earning your MBA

The following short article is written to provide general advice about online education and degrees, not just information specific to WGU. If you have specific questions about WGU, feel free to inquire online or speak with an enrollment counselor (1-866-225-5948).

It’s not easy to earn an MBA (Masters in Business Administration), but earning an MBA at an online university offers the flexibility you need to earn your degree while working full-time.

Am I Ready?

For admission into most online MBA programs, candidates should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and some level of professional management experience. Some schools require an entrance exam or readiness assessment to ensure applicants meet basic admissions criteria before you can earn a business management degree online.

In addition, make sure you are ready to meet the rigorous time challenges while you continue working your full-time job. Will your family understand your need to study? Will it affect your job? Do you have 20 hours (or more) per week to devote to getting your MBA?

What Can an MBA Do for Me?

A good online business degree program will:

  • advance your knowledge and skills for more effective management
  • teach you new business management strategies
  • culminate in a capstone project where you apply all you have learned

An MBA degree from an accredited online school will give you the credentials you need to advance in your career. Individuals with an MBA go on to secure mid- to upper-level management positions in business, industry and non-profit organizations. In today’s competitive corporate environment, an MBA shows prospective employers you’ve got what it takes to meet the rigorous demands of an upper-level management position. Are you ready for the challenge?

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