MBA programs prepare students for the real world

  • Survey results show U.S. business schools provide valuable education.
    Survey results show U.S. business schools provide valuable education.

    MBA programs prepare students for the real world

    Students seeking an advanced degree in business do so for a number of reasons. For one, they’re able to network with like-minded professionals who can help them make valuable connections. An advanced degree also adds to job applicants’ credibility and, most importantly, an MBA gives students the skills they need to excel in their careers. According to a recent survey conducted by Kaplan Test Prep, an overwhelming number of business school officials feel they effectively prepare their students for the real world.

    Technology and MBA programs
    Poets and Quants for Executives, an online resource for C-level professionals in business, explained that technology is greatly influencing MBA programs for executives. More of an emphasis is placed on online learning in some MBA programs. By incorporating more online study within their programs, schools are encouraging business students to leave more time for classroom discussion and interaction.

    The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is just one school that was highlighted by the source. About 15 percent of the coursework is available for students online, and requires them to watch videos and engage in group discussions electronically. Sarah Perez, director of the school’s executive MBA programs, told the source that every school representative that attended the 2014 EMBA Tech Conference was using technology to deliver content to students in some way, and she expects it to continue.

    By Monique Smith

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