Are you considering the career boost that an MBA can provide? A 2018 report found that the average return on investment in an MBA, even after costs and work time lost, is $390,000 over the first decade. People with MBAs learn how to take a global systems approach to their work, and to serve in leadership roles in their organizations.
For many, the sacrifices in time and money required to stop work and attend school – possibly away from home – put a halt to their consideration of graduate school.
On Thursday, February 20, Lowcountry residents will have the opportunity to learn about an acclaimed evening MBA program that allows students to continue working while attending class online or through teleconference at the conveniently situated Lowcountry Graduate Center.
South Carolina State University will host a reception for individuals with bachelor’s degrees at the Lowcountry Graduate Center on February 20 at 6:00 pm. The LGC is located at 3800 Paramount Drive in North Charleston.
Program director Dr. Matthew Guah, South Carolina State University President James Clark, Provost Learie Luke, Dean of the College of Business & Information Systems Dr. Barbara Adams, professors, alumni, and current students will be on hand to discuss details of the MBA and its value to prospective students. Aside from a brief presentation, prospective students will have the opportunity to enjoy personal, one-on-one discussions and ask the specific questions they need answered.
The MBA program at South Carolina State University is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting body for business programs, with only 5% of business programs worldwide earning this distinction. AACSB-accredited schools must pass rigorous quality standards and are recognized worldwide by top employers.
The MBA program includes three concentrations – healthcare management, agribusiness, and entrepreneurship – in addition to a general MBA.
Sally Bethea earned her MBA with a healthcare concentration while working part-time. She has this advice for students considering their own graduate school journey. “I would definitely advise you to make sure it’s what you want to do. The benefit is you will have so many job opportunities.