Earning a Master of Business Administration degree is one way for business professionals to develop their skills and move toward their career goals.

In addition to the business insight and sense of personal fulfillment many gain by earning an MBA, an advanced business degree often brings with it some financial rewards. Typical starting salaries for MBA graduates are around $115,000, as compared to $65,000 for those with bachelor’s degrees.

For most professionals, it can be challenging to find an MBA program that not only fits into their schedule but also offers a reasonable completion time.

One program with a convenient, time-efficient path to a degree is the online MBA program offered by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC). The online format allows students to avoid commuting to a campus and instead earn their MBA degree at home — or any place with an internet connection.

A Graduate Degree in One Year

Those who have already earned their Bachelor of Business Administration degree can earn an MBA in as few as 12 months through TAMU-CC’s online program. Bear in mind that earning a degree in that time frame requires students to take more than one course at a time for at least part of the year.

Advanced MBA courses offered in the program include the following:

  • Accounting Topics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Managerial Finance
  • Organizational Behavior and Theory
  • Software-Based Business Solutions
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Administrative Strategy and Policy

If you’ve thought about earning an MBA and are still undecided, consider this observation from U.S. News & World Report: “A lot of times one of the key things that you are doing that gets harder and harder as you move up in an organization is the difficult conversations stuff, the things that you could have punted over to someone else when you were lower down in the organization … .” Learning to navigate difficult conversations helps MBA graduates leverage collaborations and overcome the complex dynamics of high-profile leadership roles. The skills gained in an MBA program translate to the confidence needed to excel in business organizations.

Knowledge to Compete in Business

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s College of Business holds accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Through a comprehensive curriculum, the university’s online MBA program equips graduates with the knowledge required to compete in the business world. Students develop skills in communication, technology, and business analysis that can help them advance their careers and reap greater financial rewards.

Students gain the knowledge and skills required to perform complex business operations and lead teams in collaborative problem-solving. They also learn how to use analytical decision-making tools. They gain experience in evaluating business functions, which enables them to orchestrate those functions in the global market’s multifaceted companies and diverse cultural settings.

In addition, students receive instruction in critical skills such as effective written and spoken communication in a variety of business situations. They also learn how to resolve issues of governance in an ethical, socially responsible manner.

Working professionals can gain all of these benefits in as few as 12 months with the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi online MBA program.

Learn more about the TAMU-CC online MBA program.