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By Judah Esparza
Business Management Major, Colangelo College of Business

People who have a Master of Business Administration are considered valuable in the business world of today. In fact, they are so valuable that some companies will even pay for an employee to get their MBA. This way, an employee has more knowledge and experience to offer the company, and can better understand and manage the business. However, an MBA can also be applicable in a few rather unique jobs that are outside the typical “business world.” Here are three unique MBA-related careers that you may not have considered before:

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By Judah Esparza
Business Management Major, Colangelo College of Business

Do you plan on working in upper management in a business or organization? If you do, then a Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Project Management is a great choice to consider! This master’s degree program offers the training and preparation necessary for you to prepare for certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, while also earning your MBA. After completing this program, there are endless career opportunities available in the workforce. Here are a few of options for those with an MBA in project management:

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By Judah Esparza
Business Management Major, Colangelo College of Business

Are you feeling hesitant or unsure about earning a business degree? The reality is that the business world of today has never been larger, and there are opportunities everywhere for someone with a business degree. Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business offers their students resources and services to prepare them for the workforce right out of college! Here are a few reasons why you should earn your business degree at GCU:

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By Kelly Damron, CPA, MBA
Assistant Professor, Colangelo College of Business

It is challenging being a professor of a class very few students want to take. Accounting is often intimidating to students because it involves math and unfamiliar terminology. Moreover, accounting can be boring.

To make matters worse, the concepts in accounting are backward from the banking terminology students are familiar with. The term debit, as we know it as consumers, is not technically correct according to the rules of accounting.

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By David Perkins, DBA
Associate Professor, Colangelo College of Business

When client/server technology found its way into the mainstream in the 1990’s, organizations began to amass large amounts of data with relative ease compared to prior decades. Computer memory was still fairly expensive at that time; however, there is no question that client/server technology connected organizations internally in ways that were unimaginable even a decade before.

The late 1990’s brought the Internet into the mainstream, and that resulted in a game changer – organizations were now connected to the world! An organization’s ability to gather additional data both internally and externally germane to its operation became even more streamlined.

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By Jessica Meyer
Marketing Major, Colangelo College of Business

Grand Canyon University’s online degree programs are growing in popularity due to the freedom and convenience associated with online classes. If you are looking to advance your career by earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA), you may want to consider the benefits of earning it online.

With an online MBA from Grand Canyon University, you can:

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If you are interested in earning a business degree, you might be debating between business management and business administration for a more specific route to take toward your degree.

But, what exactly separates them from one another? It can be difficult to tell the exact difference between the two fields, as they have many of the same course requirements and involve many comparable subjects of study. While the two programs are definitely similar, there are a handful of differences that may make the decision easier.

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