Thinking About Getting an MBA? Here's Where to Start

Now that you know you want to go to business school, look for the right kind of program and business concentration that will help catapult you to the career you want.

A Masters in Business Administration (MBA) can benefit your career in a number of industries.

Whether you want to advance your career, change careers, or take on a leadership role, getting an MBA can give you a leg up, and is often a prerequisite. In 2014, 80 percent of companies said they planned to hire MBAs.

An MBA program will teach you about several areas of business, such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, and operations management. Many schools offer an opportunity to specialize in areas like finance, real estate, marketing, and many others.

If you need a program with flexible scheduling options or plan to work while taking classes, business schools offer several options for MBA students:

  • Full-time (typically two years)
  • Part-time (three or more years)
  • Executive (typically two years, designed for managers and executives who are working full-time)
  • Online (two or more years)

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