Four Tips for Choosing the Right MBA Program

September 23, 2014 |


Completing an MBA program can be a great way to improve your resume and strengthen your workplace skills. When it comes to enrolling in a program, you have to do your research, and find a school and program that will meet your needs and help you get ahead. To do this, there are four things that you should consider when looking for a program: area of expertise, program vision, extracurricular opportunities, and the school specifications.

Area of Expertise

When choosing a program, you should think about a functional area of interest. Is there something that you would like to learn more about? What would you like to learn in order to help improve your branding? Choosing the right area of expertise can be a great way to support the career that you already have or the one that you want to find when you complete the program. Check out the curriculum (http://daniels.du.edu/graduate/full-time-mba/required-curriculum/) and faculty (http://daniels.du.edu/graduate/full-time-mba/faculty-research/) at the school you are considering to help you get a better idea of what to expect after enrollment.

Program Vision

Learn about the university and program’s vision. Does it align with the vision that you have for your career? If not, you may want to consider looking elsewhere. Learn about the school that you want to attend and make sure that it will be a good fit for you and what you hope to accomplish through the program.

Extracurricular Opportunities

Participating in extracurricular opportunities can be a great way to build your resume, improve yourself, and boost your leadership qualities. Find out what opportunities the schools you’re interested in offer. It could be clubs, activities, class projects, or campus organizations (http://daniels.du.edu/graduate/full-time-mba/experiential-learning/). You should also find out what kind of alumni support the school offers for networking purposes.

School Specifications

You also need to consider the various specifications for the program, including where the school is located and if you need to choose one near your current employment. Do you want a program near certain attractions? If you have certain career goals, you should do your research to find out where particular companies tend to recruit from when choosing your location. You should also research the cost of the program. Make sure to include cost of living and other details to budget for. Also, determine the length of the program to help you make your plan.

Choosing to work towards getting an MBA is a great decision, but you need to pick a program that will meet your needs and help you get ahead. As you think about what you’re looking for, consider talking to one of our campus representatives. You can also visit the University of Denver campus to learn more about the Daniels College of Business and discover how we can help you realize your vision.



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