5 signs you are ready for an MBA: You know what skills you can offer

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5 signs you are ready for an MBA: You know what skills you can offer

Check out this five-part series detailing each of the five signs that you are ready for an MBA with stories from University of Utah David Eccles School of Business MBA students/alumni. Read about the first, second and third signs.

An MBA can be an important investment in your future, as it shows employers that you are dedicated and determined, your skills are refined and you are ready to take on leadership responsibilities. However, there are many factors to keep in mind before deciding to pursue an MBA, such as tuition costs and personal obligations. For many prospective students, it is difficult to know the best time to apply. In order to submit a competitive application and be successful in an MBA program, you need to pursue your degree at the right time.

4. You know what skills you can bring to the table

Advancing your career comes from identifying how to utilize your strengths and how to improve your weaknesses. Knowing what you can bring to the table in an MBA program can make your application more competitive and your time in the program more rewarding. Business schools are looking for students with diverse backgrounds and experiences so students can learn as much from each other as they do from their course work.

Patrick Reid, a current PMBA student, was working for the American Fork Police Department when he began the program. When he started the process of applying, he was aware of the skills he could bring and where he could look to improve, which made him successful in the application process.

“For me, the program was about expanding my abilities, and one of the things we talked about in the interview was my resume and how I needed those hard skills,” said Reid. “The PMBA program liked what I would bring to the table and was also willing to invest in me and help me get the skills I needed to succeed.”

Clearly expressing the qualities that will make you successful in an MBA program can help give you a competitive edge in the application process. While the MBA program will enable you to refine your skill set and gain important business acumen, program admissions committees like to know what sets you apart from other applicants and will make you successful in a competitive program.

The University of Utah’s Full-time, Professional, Executive and Online MBA programs are now accepting applications for Fall 2018. Want to determine if the timing is right for you to earn your MBA? Our advisors are ready to help you. Visit us at MBA.Utah.edu to request more information, or contact us at 801-581-5577 or MBA@Utah.edu.

2018-05-16T10:30:43-06:00May 17th, 2018|

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