5 ways an MBA can transform your career

Want to accelerate your professional progress? Here’s why an advanced degree could be the high-octane fuel you need. Says one communicator, ‘My MBA changed my life.’

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If you’re like most communicators, you love your work.

You’re passionate about sharing your organization’s purpose with your audiences, but you’d also like to increase your income—and influence.

An MBA may be the game changer you need to take your career and confidence to new heights. Here are five reasons to consider taking that next step:

 1. Strategic thinking unlocks the door to the C-suite. “An MBA provides a strategic mindset,” says Amy Wong, marketing director at Harness.

“It helps you break down complex problems and understand how corporate functions work together,” she says. “Without that, you could be seen as just a mouthpiece.”

Wong has held several senior digital marketing roles at companies such as DocuSign since earning her MBA with an emphasis on accounting and IT management. “I’m now perceived as more well-rounded and realistic,” she says, “because I can visualize operational challenges and business processes.”

Veteran communicator Beth Hardy says an MBA could be your key to the C-suite.

“Today’s PR pros must understand business underpinnings to make valuable contributions and earn a seat at the table,” she says. “An MBA can give you the competence and confidence you need to take that seat and keep it.”

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