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. According to Fortune magazine, typical starting salaries for MBA graduates are around $100,000, as compared to $55,000 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 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: according to CIO Magazine’s “10 Reasons Why You Should Get an MBA,” the number one reason is that it “gives you credibility with your business peers.” The article notes that “having an MBA demonstrates your commitment to the business because you’ve invested the substantial time and energy required to obtain the degree.”

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.


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