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In the world of business, having a master's degree matters. For one thing, there's the matter of money. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that, in 2012, the median weekly earnings for a master's degree holder were $1,300, compared with $1,066 for a worker with just a bachelor's degree.
By Teresa Ruminski Student Mentor, College of Business At WGU, each student is assigned a personal faculty member to work with them as a mentor throughout their time at WGU. Additionally, each course has its own course mentors, subject-matter experts who are available to help students get through course material.
In order to build a successful career in business, it is often said that, like a shark, you need to keep moving to survive. As part of that constant movement, it's imperative for business managers and administrators to always be looking for opportunities for more training, including learning from, and
By Bryan Lee Graduate, B.S. in Business Management , WGU I did it. It's time for you to do it, but why do it alone? Yesterday, I received the official "Task Complete" email for my Capstone, and that wraps my bachelor's degree—132 competency units in 23 months! My story is
Nick Lane, a community college grad from Phoenix, Arizona, took more than eight years to earn his associate’s degree, juggling work and family and school at a physical campus. When he completes his bachelor’s degree online later this month, it will have taken him less than a year-and-a-half. Lane is
January is National Mentoring Month , and throughout the month, WGU Connection will be highlighting stories of WGU mentors and the students they’ve helped along the way. By Angelina Wharton Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management Laurel, Maryland My mentor is Pat Hardy. Words cannot describe what a wonderful mentor
January is National Mentoring Month , and throughout the month, WGU Connection will be highlighting stories of WGU mentors and the students they’ve helped along the way. By Tamika Lawson Bachelor of Science in Business, IT Management Upper Marlboro, Maryland I started Western Governors University with high expectations, dreaming of
So you have an idea that you think is the next big thing? You have a great skill that you’re certain will fill a need in the marketplace? Or you just dream of one day being in business for yourself? You’re on your way to being an entrepreneur. But what’s
Some call her Dr. Doolittle. Others call her the Chicken Whisperer. She’s a wife and a mom. And for a lucky handful of students earning their business degree online , she’s known as "My mentor, Lee Angel.". Lee is a mentor in the Business College, closing out her second year
Bineta Diop, a Healthcare Management student originally from Senegal, has big plans for the online master's degree she's earning at WGU – and they're plans for more than a career. Bineta plans to use the skills she's learning to work for an NGO that brings better healthcare to poor countries.
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