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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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The Master of Business Administration degree might not be an obvious choice for those considering government careers – yet MBA graduates are currently in very strong demand at some of the major government agencies, including the Department of Labor, US Postal Service, and NASA.

A master’s degree in business administration will help you to grasp the complex relationship between the public and private sectors of the US economy, and will help you to build your communication skills, confidence, and professionalism. A master’s degree is especially valuable among local and state government departments, since a bachelor’s degree does not always meet the qualification standards of local and state government jobs.

According to an April 2006 survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the average base salary for MBA grads in the government/nonprofit sector is $63,565.

Career Options:
• Financial Managers, Analysts
• Accountants and Economists
• Government Administrator
• Court and Judicial Law
• Criminology and Forensics

Choose from a Variety of MBA Degrees:
Although MBA programs are most commonly two-year programs, many schools are now offering alternative time lines in which students can earn their degrees:

2 Year MBA: Full-time, weekday programs for 4 semesters.
Accelerated MBA: Full-time, 1 year, with an increased course load.
Distance Learning MBA: The most flexible option for prospective MBA students. Accredited Online Programs vary in terms of schedule
Evening & Weekend MBA: Part-time; Usually over a 3 year period. Students are usually working and going to school.
Executive MBA: Part-time; designed for managers and executives who are working.

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