Have you considered obtaining a Master of Business Administration Degree? If so, you are not alone: The National Center for Education Statistics found that the MBA became, for the first time, the most popular graduate degree during the 2011-2012 school year, accounted for a quarter of all master’s degrees conferred that cycle.
The benefits of an MBA in Transportation Leadership
A Master of Business Administration is a practical degree for those in business looking for additional credentials on their resumes and greater earning potential. Some of the major advantages of completing an MBA degree track include:
- Marketplace signaling: An MBA can indicate experience, commitment and advanced knowledge in both quantitative and qualitative analysis to prospective employers.
Employment security: The 2016 year-end employer survey from the Graduate Management Admission Council found that 96 percent of respondents thought hiring MBA recipients created value for their organizations.
- Specialization: While a general MBA is often helpful during the search for a high-level job, a specialization in an area such as transportation can help you further stand out from the crowd.
- Networking: Business schools usually have large alumni networks, which are useful for staying connected to the university as well as discovering career opportunities.
At Gwynedd Mercy, you can earn your MBA with a specialization in Transportation Leadership. This accelerated track provides full-fledged preparation for a variety of executive-level careers in transportation, with unique advantages in the Philadelphia metro area. The online program offers you convenience and accelerated completion times.
“The accelerated track provides full-fledged preparation for a variety of executive-level careers.”
“I appreciate having the flexibility of being enrolled in an Accelerated Degree Program, so that I can work full-time, manage a home and also be involved in extracurricular activities,” stated GMercyU MBA student Judith Snow.
You may finish the degree with 30 credits, which cover core business skills (e.g., strategic management and ethical decision-making), along with more specialized concepts pertaining to transportation organizations and human capital management. These courses can be taken one at a time, in seven-week blocks.
Contact an admissions counselor today to learn more about the MBA with a concentration in Transportation Leadership program.