Three reasons to earn an MBA

For University of Utah employees, there has never been a better time to earn an MBA, and advancing your career through a graduate degree no longer means putting your job on hold. Our graduates see an immediate return on their investment in an MBA and are able to not just meet but exceed their career goals. Many of our graduates see an increase in their salary before graduation and are promoted during the program.

The David Eccles School of Business’s part-time MBA programs—Professional, Online and Executive MBA—are designed to fit professional work schedules while providing curriculum taught by world-class faculty. Here are three reason to earn an MBA in your own backyard:

  1. Tuition reduction benefits

For U employees, earning an MBA is less expensive than ever. Those who have worked full time (.75 FTE or greater) for more than six months are eligible for a tuition reduction of one half of the graduate rate. Employees and children of employees are also eligible for tuition benefits if certain qualifications are met. The U’s MBA Online program, for example, is already the least expensive top 10-ranked online MBA, costing an average of 30 percent less than other comparably ranked programs. Add in the employee tuition reduction and U employees are able to earn an MBA at a fraction of the average cost—all while accelerating their careers.

  1. Top-ranked and highest accreditation

U employees not only see a benefit from a reduction in tuition but are also able to obtain an MBA from one of the top-ranked programs in the country. This year, the Princeton Review ranked the U’s MBA Online program No. 10 in the U.S. In Bloomberg Businessweek rankings, the Full-Time MBA program jumped 20 spots to No. 36 in the country. Similarly, both the Professional MBA and Executive MBA programs are ranked No. 1 in Utah. Employees can earn an MBA knowing they are learning from top faculty in a highly recognized program.

  1. Work-compatible program options

The U offers three MBA formats for working professionals. Evening, weekend and online formats allow you to balance work and life commitments while taking your career to the next level. Through the MBA Flex Option, students can take core and elective courses both on campus after work or online to accommodate work schedules. Additionally, for those looking for a shorter program option, the David Eccles School of Business provides non-degreed business and professional development Executive Education classes. These open enrollment classes, custom programs and certificate programs allow you to build leadership and business skills in a wide variety of areas, with over 25 on-campus and online courses.