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Working With Your Schedule - There Are Many Creative Ways to Get Your Masters Degree

Working With Your Schedule - There Are Many Creative Ways to Get Your Masters Degree

The New York Post via Yellowbrix

Typically, the degree is completed in 3 to 4 years.

“A diverse profile of student pursues their MBA this way,” said Fletcher. “There are career changers and working professionals who desire maximum flexibility. Courses are offered late afternoons, evenings and Saturdays.”

If you’re unsure that textbooks and case studies will prepare you for today’s global business world, consider taking an MBA abroad. At St. John’s University’s Peter J. Tobin College of Business, about 40 students pursue their MBA at the school’s Rome, Italy campus at any one time, according to associate dean for global initiatives and professor of management, Linda Sama.

“Over 10 years ago, we recognized the importance of global education. With our ties to the Vatican, Rome was a good location for us,” said Sama.

Instruction is given by professors from St. John’s New York campus as well as professors from Rome. Three majors are offered – international business, finance and marketing management. Some graduates have remained in Rome to pursue job opportunities.

“Two women are there at Ernst and Young in high positions. One student joined Bulgari there. Another, who is Italian, now manages the Sienna Soccer Club,” reported Sama. Throughout the program, travel in Europe is woven in. “We might head to Naples to study operations management in shipping, or the European Union in Brussels, or a finance trip to London,” explained Sama.

For many students, the experience abroad really broadens their horizons.

Said Sama: “With the opportunity to live in another culture and do business there, it’s very enlightening. The feedback has been very positive.” C

ONTACTS Adelphi University 516-877-4673 adelphi.edu CUNY Baruch Colleges Zicklin School of Business 646-312-1000 zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu St. Johns Universitys Peter J. Tobin College of Business 718-990-2000 stjohns.edu/tobin

Originally published by Erika Prafder.

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