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8 Reasons Why You Should Get an EMBA in 2017

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By earning an Executive MBA, you gain a great resource to help you further your business knowledge and advance in your career. If you’re still on the fence about getting yours, though, here are eight reasons why you should pursue your Executive MBA this year:

1. Advance Your Career

According to the Executive MBA Council’s 2013 Student Exit Survey, 38 percent of students reported receiving a promotion and 51 percent said they received additional responsibilities after earning their degree.

2. Keep Your Job While Furthering Your Education

Executive MBA programs are designed for the working professional, allowing you to take classes while still working full-time. The Kent State program offers weekend and online courses that easily coincide with your schedule.

3. Apply What You Learn to Your Current Job

Since you are able to work as you take classes, you have the unique opportunity to apply what you learn to your own business. Test what you learn as it is still fresh in your mind.

4. Network With Classmates

At Kent State, Executive MBA cohorts are created to allow for diversity so you have the opportunity to work with people from a variety of backgrounds.

5. Earn a Global Business Perspective

Now more than ever, business is conducted worldwide. With Kent State’s program, you will not only learn about what other countries are doing, but you will also be able to experience it through the International Experience Trip offered to each cohort.

While destinations vary from year to year, you will be able to spend 10 days abroad visiting companies and meeting with business professionals.

6. Learn from World-Class Researchers

The faculty members at Kent State are leaders in their fields and have been published in a wide variety of publications worldwide.

7. Your Employer May Foot the Bill

As of 2013, 80 to 90 percent of employers were willing to pay their employees’ tuitions. Check with your company to see if they have a program to help you pay for your Executive MBA.

8. There's No Better Time Than the Present

Now is your time, apply today. With Kent State’s all-inclusive cost that is less than the competition’s, the time to pursue your Executive MBA is now.

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