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Top 4 Reasons to Get an MBA

From increasing your knowledge base to helping you advance in your industry, getting a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree can have many benefits. If you're considering going back to school for your MBA, here are four reasons to add to your pro list.

1. Job Security

When you get your MBA, you can feel more secure in your career and your competencies. By increasing your training, skill set and knowledge base, you increase your value to your current or future employer. With an MBA, you'll have greater mobility in your field and employers should be more apt to value your opinion, provide you with increasing responsibility and ensure that you stay within their organization.

2. Income Growth

This one goes hand-in-hand with our discussion above. When you increase your value to a company, that increase in value frequently coincides with a bump-up in salary. Employers will want to provide you with a reason to stay, right? Promotions or salary increases are two of the ways they may entice you to do so. While this may not always be the case, it is common in the overall job market. With an MBA, the doors to higher paid positions will become open to you, and you can reasonably expect to garner increased earning potential on the job market.

3. Universal Skills

The competencies gained from obtaining an MBA are valuable in almost every industry. Business is embedded in all careers from art to finance, and you can apply your valuable knowledge about how to conduct, maintain and drive a business to any passion or idea that inspires an organization. The beauty of an MBA lies in this--ensuring that no matter what your chosen industry, the knowledge gained from an MBA will benefit you and your career potential.

4. Networking

While simply showing up and getting your MBA isn't going to help your professional network grow, going to school and engaging with your fellow students and instructors will. In an MBA program you'll find yourself surrounded by equally motivated, like-minded individuals who could prove to be valuable contacts as you further your career.

Building peer relationships now may lead to business relationships in the future. Additionally, faculty members have been in and around your industries of interest and are able to offer both guidance and professional contacts in their own right. Applying yourself to your studies is very important but so is building relationships, and future opportunities may abound in the collegial environment of an MBA program at Argosy University.

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