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When I think about the skills I have gained in my almost two years in this program, I believe that I can categorize them into the functional skills gained from my classwork and the incidental skills gained from participating in the accredited online MBA program at The University of Scranton.

When I considered whether to do my MBA in an on-line program or a traditional classroom setting, I was repeatedly given the same advice: “Don’t do an on-line program or you will miss out on the learning and networking that happens when you are in the classroom with other professionals and leaders

If I am being honest, my career may be a bit untraditional for some others in an MBA program. After years in working in the for-profit health field, I have found my place in an industry that I love – the nonprofit sector.

Choosing a major that aligns to your career goals and ambitions is extremely important. In fact, one can argue that this choice is the most important decision you can make, even more important is the institution or school you apply to.

In any task in life that challenges you in order to exceed, it is always recommended that you leverage your resources in order to achieve your greatest potential. For athletes, these resources include training equipment, facilities or a coach.

Due to the many benefits that an advanced degree has to offer; the pursuit of an advanced degree has increased significantly. From a pure numbers perspective, the rewards and opportunity an advanced degree provides over an undergraduate degree is startling.

In the winter of 2016, I had one year of the MBA program under my belt. I had just come back from the holiday break, and I was struggling somewhat with my ability to get back into a groove after three weeks off.

Choosing the University of Scranton to pursue my MBA degree was one of the easier life decisions that I have made as an adult.

Although my first discussion with The University of Scranton was somewhat haphazard, my decision to enroll was very intentional and I could not be more pleased with that decision.

Completing three credits in eight weeks is rewarding and challenging. On the positive side, eight weeks fly by, and before you know it you have another course under your belt. It is so much more encouraging to make progress towards your goals every eight weeks, rather than 16 weeks.


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