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Choosing whether to go back to school to earn an MBA is a big decision. Any graduate degree is an investment in yourself, and as with any investment, you want to weigh all your options and choose the one that provides the most dividends. In some cases, the payoff of an MBA is obvious...
Whether you're a recent graduate entering the workforce for the first time or an experienced professional interested in exploring new or greater opportunities, your resume is a critical component of the job search process. Because your resume serves as your first impression to a potenti...
In this blog post, we've compiled some time management tips on the best apps and websites to organize overloaded calendars in our infographic below.
September 28, 2017
For those looking to embolden their leadership abilities, we’ve grabbed some ingredients and whipped up a secret sauce of leadership tips that will help turn your management style into something distinct and exceptional. In the corporate environment, there are plenty of managers, bosses and sup...
Student Spotlight: Edna Smith, MBA '16.
Student Spotlight: Sean Kranyak, MBA ’16. At the start of the online program, I was surprised by the amount of group work that was assigned, which required communicating with many people in different parts of the US.
June 08, 2017
If you’re one of the many people looking to start your own business revolution and do nine to five your way, one thing is certain: You’ll need funding. To get ready for investors, you’ll need a business plan that includes a competitive analysis of your selling points, overhead and pro...
Sitting Down with Outstanding Graduate Sherry Etoch, MBA ‘16. Speaking at the California State University, Monterey Bay College of Business Showcase, Sherry talks about the growing need for business management skills among hospital employees and how the Online MBA progra...
Student Spotlight: Jose Garcia, MBA '16
With over five percent, the year of 2017 is projected to have the highest percentage of women CEOs in Fortune 500 companies than any year in history.1 To honor this upswing in female leadership, as well as to celebrate Women’s History Month, we’ve decided to pay homage hom...
Deciding to earn your MBA can have a major impact on your life. You’re about to take the next step in your professional career; you’re also about to spend a lot of time taking classes, studying and learning skills that could eventually lead to leadership positions in the corporat...
Once you’re comfortable in your day-to-day role at work, it can be natural to begin thinking about making the leap into management. If you’re wondering about how to become a manager in your company, here are 5 tips on how to become a manager in your company tha...
As a new manager, you are bound to make mistakes. These can manifest themselves in the form of a lapse in judgment, second-guessing oneself or making a decision that results in potential consequences for yourself, staff members or the company as a whole. However, the...
There’s no reason you should ever feel stuck in the middle. Below are some tips on how to advance from middle management into higher ranks. When you first start your career, moving up can seem simple. You keep your head down, you stay ambitious and hungry and, as time passes, you slow...
Online degree programs are becoming increasingly popular, especially among working parents, and the reason is simple: you can do it around your schedule. Apart from expense, getting a degree can be time consuming and tough to fit around a busy schedule and thus, many peo...
Pursuing an MBA degree is one of the best ways to develop the leadership skills and knowledge necessary to meet the changing demands in business today. For those looking to broaden their career horizons, there’s no path more effective—a fact that was recently proven by the Graduate Managem...
Online MBA programs are great if you're working full time. They give you the flexibility to control your schedule and to take and complete courses at your own pace. While many college students plan out their academic paths in advance and simply go straight from undergraduate to grad...
Top global organizations are implementing specialized programs that offer MBA graduates the opportunity to move their way into executive positions. Today, businesses in every industry need executives who are not only tech savvy, but also have the skills neces...
he business world changes with every year and 2016 is no exception. The influence of emerging technologies, the influx of millennials into the workforce and the trends of the global economy all have an impact on the recruiting and hiring practices of businesses around th...
The world’s most successful executives share many of the same qualities and a big one is motivation. Having a strong desire to succeed is one of the most important elements. When it comes to success, it’s not uncommon for people to look at top business leaders and wond...
CSUMB ranked as one of the top-ranked online MBA programs. The 4th Annual Fall 2015 Online Grad Business Rankings included CSUMB’s MBA program as one of the top-ranked Online MBA programs. The rankings are solely based on ratings and reviews from curr...
Each year, tens of thousands of students across the United States pursue their MBA online and with good reason: it offers the flexibility that many working professionals need. So whether you’ve begun your coursework or are getting ready to do so, you may be wondering what to expect and how you’ll...
In the past five years, enrollment in online education has continued to rise, with millions of students across the world choosing to pursue their degrees this way. And out of all the online degrees, an MBA is the most popular. While online MBA programs offer a wealth of benefits and opportunities, cho...