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What is a Corporate MBA?

Perhaps you want to advance your career and you have decided that an MBA is your best course of action. Until the advent of the online MBA program, you only had two choices:

  1. Quit your job and pursue a traditional, full-time MBA.
  2. Stay at your job and take night classes at a local college, if you were lucky enough to live near an institution offering an MBA.

Now, you have a third choice, called the corporate MBA. A degree program that is entirely online, the corporate MBA is designed for current executives and managers who want the flexibility and convenience of taking classes around their schedules. An online MBA program is ideal for working professionals.

Climbing the corporate ladder? No problem.

The online MBA program fits nicely into any schedule, as long as students have the discipline to make time for coursework. The beauty of the corporate MBA is that it is possible to have the best of both worlds: continuing to grow your career while you prepare for the next step by pursuing an MBA.

A hidden benefit of the corporate MBA

Students in corporate MBA programs are typically working professionals. In fact, some corporate MBA programs even require applicants to have several years of professional work experience, preferably in a managerial or executive position, so that students can apply their classroom learnings to a real-world setting. That provides some advantages for you. Traditional MBA programs tend to attract younger, less experienced students who just don’t have the experience and insight you’ll find in students enrolled in a professional MBA program. The opportunities for networking with people who are in the same stage of life as you can last a lifetime if you work to develop connections while in school.

Even in an online MBA program, there are a plethora of opportunities to get to know your classmates through social media and other digital technology. In fact, students often find this to be a convenient and efficient way to make connections in school and for the future.

Learn more about the FIU online MBA program.


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