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An MBA Is an Education — Not Just a Piece of Paper

While a Master of Business Administration degree framed on your wall is a great icebreaker, it is more than just an excuse to brag. An MBA can get you closer to landing that dream job. Even if you have your own business or are making good money in your current job, an MBA can help you reprioritize and focus on new business opportunities. By enrolling in the University of Northern Colorado online MBA program, you can get your degree in just 12 months from the comfort of your own home or favorite coffee shop.

UNC's Monfort College of Business is no ordinary business school. It is the only business school to have received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which speaks volumes for the quality of the institution. The Monfort College of Business also holds accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Why Do I Need an MBA?

A Princeton Review article makes two key points: through an MBA program, you can cover what you didn't learn in your undergrad years or at work, and your chances to land a better job or a promotion can increase.

An undergraduate degree in business can get you in the door for some jobs, but you might need an MBA to get promoted. Sometimes, seniority and expertise are not enough. Another benefit to completing an MBA program is the opportunity to test which areas are a good fit for you. You might conclude that marketing is a better fit than finance, or vice versa.

A Forbes article notes that an MBA can help you become a better manager, or teach you how to manage others if you have never done it before. As you climb the corporate ladder, more and more people will look to you for answers, and you need to be ready to step up and lead your team. Although not everyone is a natural-born leader, it's possible to learn how to lead others. An MBA can help you prepare for the real world by giving you the tools you need to become a leader for your team.

What Will I Learn?

Ethical leadership is the topic of a core class in UNC's online MBA program, with other courses providing a comprehensive understanding of business. Supply chain management, strategic management, advanced financial management and data analytics are some of the other courses in the program. What's more, you can choose from several electives to bolster your degree even further.

You will learn how to plan and implement marketing strategies and conduct case studies. Most importantly, you will learn the fundamentals of business management. In addition, the courses are taught by accomplished professors who may introduce you to opportunities down the road.

You can complete UNC's online MBA program in as little as one year. Developing leadership skills and gaining knowledge of unfamiliar aspects of business can position you for better job opportunities. Also, you may realize that you want to change careers and specialize in a different field within business. More importantly, an MBA is more than a piece of paper or a title on your resume; it's a chance to better yourself and give your career a boost.

Learn more about the UNC online MBA program.


The Princeton Review: Why Get an MBA? Pursue Management Leadership

Forbes: The 10 Most Under-Rated Reasons Why You Should Get an MBA

CNBC: 3 Reasons You Should Get an MBA (and 2 Reasons You Shouldn't)

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