For many, an MBA is a door to a better job, higher pay and greater opportunities in their fields. And Trevecca is making it easier for more people to pursue those goals.
The University will add a new MBA offering to the mix this summer: the accelerated MBA. Targeting those who want to pursue an MBA degree full-time, the fast-paced and highly intensive degree can be completed in 13 months and will be offered entirely online. Classes are scheduled to start June 2.
“This unique offering allows capable students the opportunity to complete an industry-strength MBA program in just 13 months,” said Dr. Rick Mann, MBA program director.
While Trevecca also offers a traditional MBA program in a fully online format as well as on-campus classes one night a week, program leaders say the two formats are geared toward different audiences and designed to meet students’ needs.
“Our traditional MBA caters to the needs of the working professional who is balancing career, family and school,” said Dr. Dean Diehl, academic dean of Trevecca’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies. “This accelerated degree is designed for recent college graduates or practicing professionals who are in between jobs and have the time and capacity to go at a more intense pace.”
Students in the accelerated MBA program will complete the same amount of coursework as the traditional MBA, just at a faster rate, taking two classes at a time. Students can also tailor the program to fit their professional goals by choosing a specialty track, also offered in Trevecca’s traditional MBA program:
- Data analytics
- Health care administration
- Project management
- Management and leadership
- Human resources
Whatever the format, statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal that business professionals who have an MBA earn more than those with just a bachelor’s degree. In some business occupations, professionals with an MBA can earn as much as 90 percent more than their counterparts with bachelor’s degrees.
Citing globalization and increased emphasis on data and market research to understand customer and product demand, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects occupations in the business and finance field to continue to grow at a faster rate than other fields.
According to Diehl, these facts all prove one thing: now’s the time to pursue an MBA in a format that fits your life, schedule and time frame.
“During uncertain economic times there are two kinds of people: those who sit and wait for things to get better, and those who look for ways to keep moving forward,” he said. “We created this accelerated MBA to equip the second group to emerge from the present downturn equipped and ready to compete at a whole new level for the job they’ve always wanted.”
Mann agreed, stressing the value of an MBA.
“An MBA degree has the potential to change the rest of your professional career,” he said. “It did for me.”
Learn more about Trevecca’s new accelerated MBA at Trevecca.edu/MBA. Classes are scheduled to start in June.