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Explore the reality of an online program….
The Executive MBA (EMBA) program at the University of Nevada, Reno is not for the faint of heart. If you are dusting off the old resume and looking to add an accessory with a degree from an easy MBA program, this is probably not what you are looking for. However, if you are searching for an opportunity to earn a quality business education, and willing to expend your efforts to amplify your skill set and provide superior value to your employer, this is probably the program for you. Ensuring that you are prepared for the online program should include a few considerations:
Have you ever taken an online academic course? If you have, you know why this is important. While the online courses in the EMBA program are flexible, they do not cut corners so as to ensure students’ proficiency in the subject matter. Online courses typically require additional reading, so saving time on coursework is not the reality.
Do you have sufficient time to complete the program? Managing work, school, family, community activities and leisure time can be convoluted. With this in mind, the online EMBA program is tailored to the seemingly hectic schedules of working students. But, the program requires a weekly time commitment of approximately 20 hours. For those of us whose undergraduate degree is not business-related, the learning curve may require additional study time. Time management skills are crucial to success in the program.
Non-Business Undergraduate Degrees
If your degree is not in business, DO NOT PANIC! As a student with a non-business undergraduate degree, achieving excellence is definitely possible. The EMBA classes and professors are very accommodating to the student’s needs in maneuvering the learning curve. In courses that are quantitative in nature, it is helpful to read any “optional” texts or material to facilitate a clear understanding of difficult concepts and unfamiliar topics. Keep in mind, the program is customized to the business education for students of all academic backgrounds in order to benefit a variety of industries and sectors.
Please consider investing your time, effort, and resources into the EMBA Program, based on the nationally ranked part-time MBA Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. You will discover an invaluable occasion to experience Your Education.Upgraded. Apply today!
Tracey Gray McDonald
Tracey is a student in the EMBA Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from California State University, Sacramento. She has 12 years experience in administering professional volunteer and program management, public outreach, community relations, strategic planning, marketing strategies and coalition building. Currently, Tracey works as a Consultant, advising small entities on community outreach strategies, marketing, and brand management in the Sacramento region. A resident of Rocklin, CA, she enjoys running, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, competing in triathlons, and traveling.