The MBA is a broadening degree that prepares students for managing business in a variety of areas. Students from all backgrounds and with various undergraduate degrees can earn an MBA.
The oldest business school west of the Mississippi, USU’s Huntsman School of Business has been offering degrees since 1894 and has long held prestigious accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International and continues to be on the forefront of advanced business education.
The MBA program focuses on the concept of operational excellence, which is a philosophy of leadership, teamwork, and problem solving resulting in continuous improvement throughout an organization by focusing on the needs of the customer, empowering employees, and optimizing existing activities in the process. The School of Business also administers the prestigious Shingo Prize, an international award established in 1988. It is the only award program in the world focused on operational excellence.
People with an MBA have the opportunity to enter many career areas in business, including:
- Commercial banking
- Investment banking
- Financial planning
- Money management
- Real estate
Many other possibilities are open to people with an MBA depending on the student’s undergraduate degree. Graduates will gain the business skills and knowledge to succeed in a wide variety of fields and with companies and organizations across the spectrum.