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Embrace Your Entrepreneurial Side

Becoming a successful business person requires intellect, common sense and a strong instinct. Add a Master of Business Administration to that list and an entrepreneur is nearly unstoppable. The degree helps you turn the unique ideas you generate into reality. The online MBA from the University of West Florida provides you with the skills needed advance your career quickly and affordably.

Why an MBA Is Important for Entrepreneurs

According to Fortune, most entrepreneurs don't understand the power behind an MBA. The degree teaches you how to shape a concept and begin a lucrative business. Schools themselves have become harvesting grounds for the world's future leaders. "More MBA students than ever are now using their two-year educational experience to incubate new companies, and more business schools are adding professors and entrepreneurship centers to effectively turn themselves into launch pads for new businesses," says Fortune writer John A. Byrne.

U.S. News & World Report revealed the top reasons entrepreneurs should earn an MBA:

  • Teachers and mentors will guide you as you develop ideas that can change lives.
  • You'll learn more than how to launch a company. Business school provides the key skills you need to make sure your organization survives and thrives through courses in human resources management, accounting, business law and venture capital financing.

A Program for Forward Thinkers

UWF supports students who see themselves as future business leaders through its specialized online MBA with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. The sessions last a brief seven weeks apiece enabling students to complete the program quickly. The accelerated pace gets you out of school and using your new skills in the shortest time possible.

Recent UWF graduate Andy Johnson has always had an interest in entrepreneurship and found this program a natural fit.

"I'm a little bit of an inventor," said Johnson. "I always felt that I had all of the science and technology background, but I didn't know the rest of the business side of things. I needed to get that knowledge so I could bring a lot more ideas and inventions to fruition."        

Like Johnson, your business skills will grow exponentially in this program and you will graduate with heightened proficiency in teamwork, leadership and group problem-solving; the ability to analyze complex business problems and offer sound resolutions; and the aptitude for developing opportunities and guaranteeing venture capital for your startup. 

Johnson was working full time when he decided to earn an MBA. His research on the various programs near his home in Destin, Florida, led him to consider the benefits of UWF's online curriculum.

"I really liked the flexibility," Johnson said. "I like the way it is set up where you take one class at a time. In those seven weeks, you do nothing but that one class so you really master the material. It just seemed like their program covered all of the bases and is teaching me what I need to know."

Johnson said choosing University of West Florida for his MBA is one of the best decisions he's ever made. He is pleasantly surprised at how much the curriculum applies directly to his career and found the time management between work, school and life uncomplicated and easy to organize.

Learn more about the UWF online MBA program with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship.


Sources:

U.S. News & World Report: 3 Reasons Future Entrepreneurs Need an MBA, and 1 Exception

UWF: Andy Johnson Goes for Four With Online MBA in Entrepreneurship

Fortune: The Most Successful MBA Startups


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