MBA Degree Programs Lead to Improved Skills and Wages

By: U.S. News University Connection

MBA Degree Programs Lead to Improved Skills and Wages

Business professionals who want to advance their education without having to interrupt their careers can benefit from enrolling in new part-time and online MBA degree programs. Taking advantage of such educational opportunities can enhance their skills and help them become qualified for higher paying jobs, all while maintaining family, work and other responsibilities.

For example, August 1 is the last day to submit applications for acceptance into one of George Fox University's part-time business programs. The Idaho-based school launched these educational opportunities to provide nontraditional business students with the chance to advance their skills in leadership, interpersonal communication, social responsibility and ethics. Enrollees have the option to specialize in one of the three areas, including strategic resource management, finance and organizational strategy.

Students who focus on strategic resource management will participate in interactive workshops, preparing them for managerial positions in human resources. Individuals who enter the finance program will learn about business valuation, global finance issues, investments and problem-solving techniques. Finally, the organizational strategy degree program teaches students about the impact of environmental sustainability of the business industry.

Professionals or students who advance their skills and acquire a master's degree in business administration through these programs may be eligible for promotions and pay raises. Last year,masters degree holders averaged salaries of $1,257 per week, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.