Why Get An MBA?

There are a number of reasons one may choose to pursue their MBA. Some of these reasons include a better understanding of business, personal growth, personal achievement, career potential, and more.

How does an MBA prepare me for my future in business?

Many MBA students are already in business, and looking to further their abilities. An MBA can help you learn the skills required to take a more integral role in the day-to-day operations of the business. Skills like statistics, budgeting, analyzing financial statements, and other crucial skills are explored further than what you learned in undergrad. Combining these skills with specialized courses in your selected field of interest can help to prepare you for an expanded role in your field..

Will an MBA help me earn a higher salary?

In addition to being qualified for a wider range of positions, data also suggests that MBA graduates should expect to earn more than those with undergraduate degrees. Of course it is important to remember the cost associated with pursuing your MBA and understand that it is an investment in your future earnings. MBA graduates also have a lower unemployment rate than those with undergraduate degrees.

EARNINGS AND UNEMPLOYMENT RATES BY EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT


2015


Education Attained

Doctoral Degree

Professional Degree

Master's Degree

Bachelor's Degree

All Workers

Unemployment Rate

1.7%

1.5%

2.4%

2.8%

4.3

Median Weekly Earnings

$1,623

$1,730

$1,341

$1,137

$860

Note: Data is for persons age 25 and over. Earnings are for full-time wage and salary workers
Source: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Should I pursue my MBA online?

Many students have discovered the benefits on online MBA programs versus a traditional MBA program. Northcentral University’s MBA program is 100% online and because of this, allows students unparalleled flexibility.

  • NCU’s online MBA allows you to start courses every Monday meaning you don’t have to wait for a traditional semester.
  • One-to-one learning allows you to interact directly with your professor without distraction from other students.
  • Weekly assignments make planning your week a breeze compared to traditional schools requiring you participating in classes at set times in the day and week.

Online education isn't for everyone. But for students juggling careers, families, friendships, and other responsibilities; online programs are a convenient method of pursuing a graduate education.

If you still have question about pursuing your MBA online, read our Guide to Online MBA Programs. You can also explore the online MBA program and specializations. If you want more information, fill out the form below and an enrollment advisor will contact you.