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Master of Business Administration - Resource Articles

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Complete Guide to an M B A Degree Program

  • In today’s crowded marketplace, an advanced degree can be a powerful differentiator for job seekers and career advancers alike. In the business world, there are few graduate degrees as recognized and respected as the Master of Business Administration.

  • To help you define your career path, narrow its directions, and outline the individual steps you should take to get there, OLL provides this downloadable Career Development Plan.

  • Are you motivated to become a leader in the business world? Do you have what it takes to manage a team of highly skilled and driven individuals toward reaching their professional goals?

  • Are you interested in continuing your education and advancing your career? Do you wonder if the time commitment and effort in earning your degree is worth it in the long run?

  • As prospective students weigh the return on investment of an MBA degree, the question at the top of their minds is often, “do you NEED and MBA to become an executive?” The short answer is no — but that answer limits the range of responses. While it’s true that professionals with a variety of...

  • There are no laws or regulations that require entrepreneurs to have an MBA prior to starting a business — in fact, there’s no formal or professional education required. However, if you have startup aspirations, earning your MBA strengthens your business savvy and improves prospects for success...

  • Though MBA programs vary in terms of content and available concentrations, there are several common experiences between the Foundational coursework, and the time it takes to balance work, home and an MBA program. If you’re considering going to business school for an MBA, this short article will...

  • In their book Primal Leadership, Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee describe six emotional leadership styles. Used situationally, each of these styles effects people’s motivations and behaviors differently. Learning the pros and cons of each style — and more importantly, when to...

  • A growing number of students look to advance their career by earning a business degree. In 2016, students earned 358,000 business degrees in U.S., making it the most popular bachelor's degree awarded across the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Teamwork is an important component in the modern workplace, which is why it is one of the many skills incorporated in Our Lady of the Lake University’s online MBA program. For teams to be effective, the group must communicate well, troubleshoot problems together, trust one another, and have the...