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Do you feel like your career is lackluster and you have lost the enthusiasm for your work that you once had? Perhaps you feel as if you have hit a wall with regards to upward movement and that there is nowhere for you to go in your current company. Isn’t becoming a business executive what got you into this field in the first place? Somewhere along the line, you forgot where you were going, and why you were going there. It is not too late to get back on track! You now have a wealth of knowledge and work experience; now you can use all you have gained to obtain an MBA and become an executive! What is an executive? We’re glad you asked!

What Does It Mean to Be a Business Executive?

The dictionary defines a business executive as one who “is responsible for the administration of a business.” But we know that a true executive is so much more! When you obtain an MBA, you will learn the skills and gain the work experience in order to become a true executive. What does it mean to be a business executive? Read on to find out how we define the role.

  • An executive is a leader: A leader is not one who bullies, cajoles, or even one who simply delegates. A true leader is one who shares a vision with others, and inspires those around them to move toward that vision through shared goals. With an MBA education, you will not only gain the knowledge you need to become a leader but you will reach within yourself to find your strengths and leadership skills.
  • An executive identifies problems: The best business executives can spot problems (and potential problems) from a mile away. They are the ones called in to identify problems and to consult companies and individuals. With an MBA, you will learn from the best CEOs and business professionals how to identify common problems with companies quickly.
  • An executive creates solutions: It may be argued that anyone with enough education can identify a problem, but only a true leader and executive can come up with a solution. With an MBA education, you will learn how to collaborate effectively with other team members so that you can solve problems effectively. If you want to be the change you see around you, you must find ways to create solutions to problems around you.
  • An executive offers a new perspective: As an executive, you will be called upon for fresh approaches, and for a new perspective on an old or recurring problem. During your MBA program, you will be exposed to a variety of schools of thought, and you will learn intimately what works and what does not. You will be able to offer a perspective that is unique and that will get the job done.
  • An executive executes directives: One of the most challenging aspects of being a leader and a business executive is the fact that all eyes are on you. You identify the problem and put forth a solution, and now your plan must be executed. With the skillset and knowledge that you obtained from your MBA, you will have the confidence to go forward with your plan, even if there is opposition in your way. A true executive is undaunted by a challenge, and that is what an MBA education will do for you.


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Regardless of where you are in your career, we offer programs that will grow your expertise and skills. Our full-time and part-time MBAs, specialized master’s programs, graduate certificates, PhD and executive education courses are all designed to help you excel in the workplace.
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