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  1. MBA Programs: Are they for you?

  2. Purpose of an MBA • Provide skills to take careers to the next level • Prepare technical undergraduates for a career in management • 25% are engineers • Prepare functional managers for general management or new direction

  3. MBA Value Proposition • Develop hard and soft business skills • Economics, finance, marketing, etc. • Teamwork, communication • Access to a network of faculty and students • Job search and career tracks • Business networking for financing, purchasing, etc. • Recognized brand that signifies management education • Salary increase ~ $20,000 • 18% ROI

  4. A Popular Degree

  5. When? • Traditional Programs • Minimum 3-5 years experience • Students major contributors • Early Leaders • Direct from undergraduate program • High potential based on grades

  6. What Type of Program? • Full vs. Part Time • EMBA • Specialized vs. General • Quantitative vs. Qualitative • International focus • Thunderbird • University of South Carolina • Monterey Institute of International Studies

  7. Program Format • First year core • Functional course work • Summer internship • Second year specialized coursework

  8. Program Format: First Year

  9. Admission Process • Take the GMAT • 4 hour exam • Computer adaptive test • Can’t go back to check work • GPA • Experience including internships and summer work

  10. Researching an MBA Program • Accredited? • AACSB; 393 accredited programs • Rankings • Business Week, US News, Financial Times • Helps to understand typical student profile • Provides information on job placement • Websites: mbazone.com