If you’re considering earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA), you may already be aware that adding an MBA to your resume can be a career-defining accomplishment. But what does that mean in terms of real-world benefits?  

If you’re earning an MBA from The University of Texas Permian Basin online, we can confirm that there are many benefits for your career and beyond. Below we’ll discuss seven of the most compelling reasons aspiring business leaders should consider applying to UTPB’s online MBA program. 

  1. Accreditation 

    When it comes to the quality of a university program, accreditation matters. For business schools, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is widely recognized as the preeminent accrediting body. The AACSB’s website defines AACSB accreditation as signifying “a business school’s commitment to strategic management, learner success, thought leadership, and societal impact.” Only 5% of business programs worldwide are awarded AACSB accreditation, which speaks to the high standards and discerning nature of the organization. UT Permian Basin’s online MBA program is offered through our AACSB-accredited College of Business, so you know you’re going to get a quality education that employers respect. 
  1. Affordability  

    UTPB strives to keep tuition for our programs competitive so that a life-changing education can remain accessible. In fact, we’ve been recognized publicly for our affordability. U.S. News & World Report included our MBA program on its “10 Most Affordable Online MBA Programs” list for 2022. In addition, our online program saves you the costs associated with commuting, such as gas, tolls, and parking permits. 
  1. Significant Career Potential 

    “An MBA … is a smart choice for someone who aspires to become a C-suite executive overseeing multiple divisions of a business,” MBA and marketing agency founder Laura Troyani told U.S. News & World Report. With business leadership roles come not only greater responsibilities but the potential for higher compensation and better job security. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) confirms that master’s degree holders earn about 18% more than those who hold a bachelor’s degree alone. Further, the same BLS report reveals master’s degree holders have higher employment rates.  

    Having an MBA on your resume can enable you to pursue a variety of rewarding career paths, including: 
  1. Accelerated Learning 

    Our online MBA is an accelerated program composed primarily of eight-week courses. Plan out your semesters ahead of time with the help of your UTPB academic advisor and you can complete this distinguished online master’s degree in as little as one year. We also allow you to start your program any semester of the year. You don’t have to wait until fall to begin as you may be required to do with some other programs! 
  1. Unequaled Convenience 

    Designed with the busy professional in mind, our online MBA program enables you to earn your degree at your own pace. You can keep up with any work and personal commitments you may have while completing your MBA coursework from just about any location in the world, 24/7. The 100% online, asynchronous format of our program is what makes this possible. 
  1. Broad Expertise 

    An MBA is sometimes referred to as a generalist degree, meaning it encompasses a wide range of business specializations. When you earn your MBA online from UT Permian Basin, you’ll build vital negotiation, strategy, and other leadership skills as you expand your expertise in areas including: 
      • Management 
      • Accounting 
      • Finance 
      • Marketing 
      • Analytics 

Equipped with this broad business knowledge, you’ll have the “big picture” perspective needed to lead an organization. 

  1. Abundant Networking Opportunities 

    In business leadership or in just about any career, networking is a key element for success. The ability to meet and converse with like-minded professionals can yield more plentiful employment and partnership opportunities for you. While there are no campus visits required in our online MBA program, you’ll enjoy rich engagement and collaboration with classmates and faculty alike through a variety of interactive online tools that facilitate networking. In addition, you can stay connected to your classmates and school community through UTPB’s alumni network and Texas Exes, the alumni network for the entire University of Texas System. 

Experience the benefits of earning an online MBA from UT Permian Basin for yourself! Apply here.