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Jumpstarting your own business can begin in a variety of ways. While the romanticized “started inside of a garage” story captures the imagination, most businesses begin before that. They start when a person has an idea but needs a plan.

The classroom is the best place to create and initiate that plan. Unlike an undergraduate degree with several general education courses to complete, every course in an MBA program serves a purpose to help students achieve their business goals.

So the real question becomes, is getting an MBA in entrepreneurship worth it?

Yes, getting an MBA in entrepreneurship is worth it for a variety of reasons. The first is the network of current and future business leaders that has been curated for you to make connections. You will also be taught by someone who has created a successful business from the ground up. Finally, and most importantly, the classroom is a great testing ground for a business plan. …


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Marketing yourself as the right candidate to fill a leadership position at your company doesn’t stop with updating your resume. When throwing your hat in the ring for a promotion, it helps when your self-belief is backed with evidence of leadership. What makes you qualified?

Considerations such as past performance, job history and internal relationships will all be a part of the decision-making process if your company is hiring from within. While every candidate will be assessed this way, there is a powerful way you can stand out.

A degree, certification or license showing you have spent the extra time outside of work pursuing leadership development will give decision-makers a reason to pause on your resume. That’s why it may be time to pursue a post-grad degree online and differentiate yourself from your peers. …


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The business world is an unpredictable space. We’re seeing how fragile organizations can be with the domino effect caused by the coronavirus pandemic. As an individual looking to dig your heels into the business world, you need to be prepared to prove your worth at a moment’s notice. One way you can do this is by furthering your education with an MBA.

Going back to school years after graduation can be challenging. But today, schools are making it easier than ever to transition back into academia. As the world shifts more and more online, so has education. …


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The National Bureau of Economic Research’s (NBER) Recession Dating Procedure generally waits for back-to-back quarters of economic downturn to stamp the official “recession” label on the US economy. But things haven’t been normal since the pandemic and the meteoric rise in unemployment has caused the committee to officially announce the recession has arrived.

While it’s tough to predict who will be out of a job next week or next month, 60% of chief executives believe the recovery will follow a U-shaped pattern. This means we’ll see a decline remain 12 to 24 months before the economy recovers. The good news? …


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Plans are changing. Where we thought we were going at the beginning of March has been flipped on its head and now we can hardly leave our homes. The way we work has changed dramatically. Schools had to adapt on the fly to full-time online learning. And 2020 graduates have been fast-tracked into leaving school and finding a career during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

Sound terrible? Well, here’s the thing about changing your plans — it doesn’t have to impact your ultimate goal.

We are taught over and over to keep working to improve ourselves for successful futures. Beginning a journey toward earning an MBA right now could be the option you’re looking for to challenge and improve yourself. Whether you plan on storming up the ladder at your company, need to justify a raise, qualify for a new career or increase your knowledge and contacts in your current industry, an online degree will help you get there. …

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