If you’ve been thinking about pursuing your MBA online, but aren’t sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about pursuing an MBA online.
Should I really pursue an MBA?
There are many personal and professional benefits to pursuing your graduate degree; here are four of them:
1. Your MBA will instantly set you apart from your colleagues who don’t have one.
2. Taking the time to delve deeply and formally into current business topics will provide you with the tools and resources you’ll need to serve as a lead-by-example professional in your workplace.
3. You’ll be a role model for your children, your nieces and nephews, and/or your other family members and friends.
4. Your confidence level will skyrocket.
Will I be accepted into the MBA program?
Unlike some MBA programs, Averett’s scholars do not have to be working at a full-time job in order to enroll in our MBA program. Furthermore, Averett does not require a GRE or GMAT and the application process is entirely automated to make it fast and easy for you to get started. Even better, the admissions team will obtain and pay for your past transcripts on your behalf.
Will I have time to complete the academic work each week?
Yes. Everyone is given 24 hours in a day. What you choose to do during that timeframe will make all the difference on how much you accomplish. Whether you have to get up a few hours early a couple times a week, stay up late a few nights, or forego sleeping in on the weekends, the time to get your academic work done is available to you. While you may have to sacrifice and change your schedule a little bit while you are pursuing your advanced degree, your new schedule is not permanent. Plus, at Averett, you’ll be taking just one course at a time – enabling you to delve into it thoroughly and be an integral part of a small class so that you can participate in engaging discussions while receiving personal attention from the course instructor. While Averett’s MBA program is accelerated, the overarching goal is not to rush through it, but to gain the most from it.
Will I still have a personal life while pursuing my MBA?
Yes. Although you may opt to bow out of the Thursday night beer and wings gathering you’ve been enjoying with your friends every week up until now, you can still maintain a life outside of school as you pursue your MBA. Again, it’s all short term – most students complete their MBA program in less than two years. In addition, you will be networking, learning, and connecting with other MBA candidates from all over the world. You’re not giving up your personal life by taking the time to earn your MBA; you’re expanding your knowledge and your circle of professional and personal contacts!
Can I afford to go back to school for my MBA?
Yes. It doesn’t matter what your current financial situation is – where there is a will, there is a way. For starters, find out if your employer will help pay for some or all of your tuition. If they aren’t set up to help their employees earn advanced degrees, no problem! Averett offers lots of financial aid options – including loans and scholarships – to help you finance your academic pursuits; and it is one of the more affordable online programs in Virginia. In addition, Averett offers a unique Guaranteed Tuition Program for GPS students; with this program, you can lock in tuition rates for the duration of your education (as long as you maintain continuous, full-time status). Don’t let the fear of not having enough money today stop you from pursuing your academic goal.
What are some of the topics I will study in my MBA program at Averett?
At Averett, your MBA program can focus on Marketing, Leadership, or Human Resource Management. Further, through researching and exploring case studies, your MBA coursework will cover such engaging and important business topics as: business research methods and quantitative analysis, human resource management, management strategies, managerial economics, legal and ethical issues in business, and marketing strategies, among others. You will also have a student success coach that will support you from enrollment to graduation – as well as tutoring and career services along the way!
What’s the advantage of earning my MBA online vs. in a traditional classroom setting?
An online MBA program enables you to access and peruse each course’s weekly discussion posts and assignments at any time of the day or night. You can’t do that if you have to attend a class in person at a certain time each week. Further, if you have an assignment due on a Wednesday, for example, you typically have until midnight on Wednesday to submit it online. From the luxury of your home (in your PJs with your dog at your side), you can work on your weekly assignments – taking breaks as often as you need. When you attend a physical classroom, you leave your dog (and your family) behind, you have to factor in drive time, and if you don’t have your assignment done by the time the class starts then it’s late. When you’re exhausted from the day’s responsibilities and just want to get comfortable, the convenience of an online MBA program is unsurpassed.
You’ve wanted to pursue your MBA for quite some time now. All the information, resources, and assistance you need to accomplish that goal are right in front of you. To get started, or – if you still have additional questions – simply contact the Averett Admissions Team today!
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