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How a Business Education Can Help You Advance Your Career at Any Stage in Your Life

You are never too advanced in your life or career to begin learning new skills or pivoting your career trajectory in a new direction entirely. What's going to be most fulfilling for you?  What do you want to accomplish next? How can you focus your expertise and passions to earn a living and have a positive impact on the world?  Pursuing an advanced business degree like a master of business administration (MBA) can open up a number of doors and connect you with like-minded people who share your passions and can help elevate your career to the next level.

Here are a few ways that an executive-focused MBA program can help you advance your career and increase your sense of purpose and satisfaction, regardless of where you currently are in your career.

1. Boost Your Confidence

By pursuing an MBA degree, you can expand your education and overall knowledge of a subject area, consequently giving you the confidence and abilities needed to advance in your career or to take the leap into something completely new.

New-found knowledge of other areas within your own industry and outside industries can help propel or shift your career in new and exciting directions. Building confidence begins by seeking out the right resources, mentors, and knowledge to fuel your career goals and aspirations.

2. Stay Up-To-Date on Industry Trends

The business industry is constantly evolving as markets, trends, and times change with ever new innovations and opportunities. Obtaining an advanced business degree focused on experiential learning and real-world case studies is the perfect way to learn how the industry is changing, and allows you to apply your new skills immediately within your current role or in a new endeavor.​

In an executive MBA program, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from distinguished professors with real-world industry experience, and peers in varying industries, in a boardroom style setting that fosters collaboration and teamwork. You can even gain hands-on international business experience through global learning opportunities.

3. Grow Your Social Network

Building professional and personal relationships is beneficial in every stage of your career, whether you’re a C-suite or mid-level executive looking for your next advancement opportunity. Earning an advanced business degree like an MBA is the perfect opportunity to expand your network with a wide range of movers and shakers at various stages in their professional careers.

4. Become a Leader

Executive MBA programs that are anchored in the core values of integrity, courage, compassion and a pioneering spirit, allow students to understand the human side of corporate culture. This values-centered leadership approach sparks MBA students’ interests in social entrepreneurship leading to economic results and business opportunities that can favorably impact the quality of life of the most vulnerable people in society.

5. Gain a Holistic Perspective on the World of Business

It’s a common mistake to imagine that business only has to do with money and investments. In fact, in an Executive MBA program, you’ll develop a greater capacity for resource management, communication skills, values-centered leadership, team development, negotiation and motivation strategies, all of which are necessary to the success of qualified business professionals and executives.

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School provides executives with leadership and management tools to make an even greater difference in their careers and organizations’ future through their portfolio of programs. Explore our top-ranked Executive MBA programs and decide which best suits your responsibilities and career goals.