career management


When to lead by empowerment vs. When to be directive

Empowering leadership — the practice of sharing power with subordinates and allowing them to collectively make decisions — has long been touted as better for performance than a more directive approach.

Student Voices: How I Landed My Dream Job through MBA@UNC

I decided to pursue an MBA because my responsibilities and oversight in the IT project management arena escalated, as did the necessity for integrating other functions across the business. I sought the managerial competence to ensure our technology priorities met the far-reaching needs of the organization as a whole. While I felt highly confident within the confines of my IT world, I lacked the business knowledge to advocate effectively at a broader, visionary level.

Approaching your Employer about Financing your MBA

In fact, many companies sponsor high potential students in MBA programs as part of their employee retention strategy. Investigate if your firm has a tuition assistance program. Benefits can range from hundreds of dollars to tens of thousand of dollars annually. If your company doesn’t have a formal tuition assistance program, you might be able to convince your management to partially or fully fund your education if you present a compelling case. 

How an MBA Can Accelerate Your Career

Making the decision to get your MBA is not one that should be taken lightly. It’s best made after thoughtful analysis of your current career as well as your future goals, and researching which MBA programs might be the best match for you.