Career advancement, networking opportunities and leadership development are key benefits graduates cite as benefits of their MBA or MSBA.

Career advancement, networking opportunities and leadership development are key benefits graduates cite as benefits of their MBA or MSBA.

Top 3 Reasons to Get Your MBA Online

A rewarding business career begins at Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University

Are you asking yourself, “Should I go to business school for my MBA?” Here are three compelling reasons to get an MBA or a specialized business master’s degree online.

1. Career Advancement

The desire to change one’s career for the better is one of the most commonly cited reasons to go to business school. Business school is a great option for securing increased career mobility because the coursework is typically geared toward developing management skills to build a more specialized skill set. The median starting base salary for new MBA hires in the U.S. is $105,000, substantially higher than those without MBA degrees.

Furthermore, numerous careers in the field of business analytics rank among the most desirable jobs in the U.S. and the best compensated jobs on the market. With an online format, you can continue to work and complete your degree where it is convenient for you. Check out Albers’ impressive career outcomes.

2. Networking Opportunities

Job opportunities often depend on interpersonal connections, and there’s no better place to forge those connections than business school. Your cohort of classmates will be populated with peers and faculty who bring a wealth of professional relationships and industry experience.

Well-designed online business programs offer networking opportunities to put you in touch with diverse professionals from around the U.S., and even the world, to help you grow a truly global network both in-person and online. For example, the powerful Albers network at SU encompasses companies in the greater Seattle business community such as Amazon, Boeing and Zillow. Check out some of SU’s networking opportunities such as the Albers Mentor Program, or hear Dean Joseph Phillips speak with world-renowned business Puget Sound leaders in the new Executive Speaker podcast, “The Leadership Playbook”; the online MBA even offers a weekend residency for students to form meaningful bonds.

3. Leadership Development

The credential provided by a business master’s degree is not enough to prepare you to succeed as a strategy setter. You also must master the essential soft skills that define truly effective leaders at every level of an organization.

The Online MBA coursework at Seattle University is structured around dynamic leadership challenges, designed to build a problem-solving mindset crucial for the most effective leaders to thrive in today’s business word. The Online MS in Business Analytics program at SU teaches you how to confidently lead actionable strategies that lie hidden within the complexities of modern business.

Apply today!

If you’re ready to set yourself apart with an online MBA or MSBA degree, the Albers School of Business and Economics is ready to welcome you. The online, AACSB-accredited programs at Seattle University can help you broaden your network and gain in-demand skills to grow your career as you continue to work full time.

Learn more today.


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@valleyrecord.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.valleyrecord.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in Marketplace

More than 30 different community hubs in Washington state will be equipped with WiFi-connected “Lift Zones” over the next few months to help students get online, participate in distance learning, and do their homework.
Free WiFi connectivity inside King County community centers for the next three years

Comcast launches 30 wifi-connected ‘Lift Zones’ in Washington, including 10+ King County locations

Best CBD gummies
3 Best CBD Gummies: Pain, Anxiety, Stress & Depression

CBD gummies are made from a fruity gummy base infused with a… Continue reading

Revel has communities across the Western United States. Its newest community, Revel Issaquah, is now leasing at 2450 Newport Way NW. (Photo: Aaron Locke)
A new place to pursue your passions, or try something different

This community has all the amenities you need to live an independent life

Best CBD oil
Best CBD Oil On The Market: 3 Companies to Consider (2020)

By now, you’ve probably at least heard of CBD oil. This popular… Continue reading

Revel has communities across the Western United States. Its newest community, Revel Issaquah, is now leasing at 2450 Newport Way NW. (Photo: Brandon Flint)
Find the right community by asking the right questions

True independence isn’t isolated aging in place; it’s freedom and support to pursue your passions.

Career advancement, networking opportunities and leadership development are key benefits graduates cite as benefits of their MBA or MSBA.
Top 3 Reasons to Get Your MBA Online

A rewarding business career begins at Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University

Former Bellevue Football assistant head coach publishes his side of the story
Former Bellevue Football assistant head coach publishes his side of the story

A national championship, 12 state championships and many investigations

Why the State Senate needs a nurse
Why the State Senate needs a nurse

Right now, there are no nurses in the State Senate, and it shows in votes and policies

Enrichment comes full circle: healthy soils, healthy businesses, healthy families!
Enrichment comes full circle: healthy soils, healthy businesses, healthy families!

Home delivery service helps restaurants, farmers, and the people of Puget Sound

Turnkey semi-custom solutions for a home you’ll love coming home to!
Turnkey semi-custom solutions for a home you’ll love coming home to!

Lexar Homes expands home ownership vision to North Bend

Snoqualmie Falls 3 ways: Local artists capture the attraction’s many seasons and moods
Snoqualmie Falls 3 ways: Local artists capture the attraction’s many seasons and moods

See familiar scenes from new perspectives at this Main Street gallery

Show Grand Ridge Plaza What You Got this summer for a chance to win great prizes from GRP merchants! From Aug. 24 to Sept. 6 if you post a photo to Instagram featuring beauty and style at Grand Ridge Plaza (and use the hashtags #Style and #ShowGRPWhatYouGot ) you’ll be entered to win.                                Setting a wellness goal for the second half of 2020? Grand Ridge Plaza has a range of health and fitness professionals to get you on the right track.
Feeling stressed? Treat yourself to a spa escape, right here in Issaquah!

Grand Ridge Plaza has plenty of beauty + style options to help you rejuvenate