What Can You Do with an MBA in the New Decade?

The dawn of a new decade presents the ideal opportunity to take stock of where you’ve been and where you’re going. You spend much of your life at work, so your job is a good place to begin your assessment. If you’re seeking an opportunity to increase your salary, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a sound investment. A Wall Street Journal survey found that 75 percent of MBA graduates switch careers, and that doing so can double their salary. An MBA sets you apart from an increasingly crowded and competitive applicant pool. There’s no real limit on what you can do with an MBA, because this specialized training can open doors in just about every field. 

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How SNU-Tulsa Helps Students Get Degrees

Going back to school for your degree can be an amazing investment in your future and help you develop professionally. Many students in Northeast Oklahoma choose SNU-Tulsa as the location to earn their degree, and successfully graduate, even when other options haven't been successful in the past. Here are some ways that SNU-Tulsa helps students succeed on their path to graduation.

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What to Expect from a Master’s in Counseling Program

If you’re fascinated by human behavior, passionate about mental health advocacy, or interested in improving people’s lives and emotional well-being, a master’s in counseling psychology could launch you into a great career. In most states, including Oklahoma, therapists, licensed professional counselors, and other independent mental health practitioners need a master’s degree before the state will license them to practice on their own. To complete licensure requirements, you will also have to work a certain number of hours under a clinical supervisor and pass your state’s licensing tests. 

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Top Trends That Will Impact Adult Education in the New Decade

Education is as old as humanity itself. Our drives to learn more, to explore our world, and to follow curiosity to its natural limits have built civilizations. Now those desires are propelling new technologies and trends that will change the way we learn in the next century. 

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How to Tell if a Doctorate Degree is Right for You

Enrollment in doctoral programs has steadily increased as students pursue deeper understanding, better job opportunities, and higher wages. For many students, a doctorate offers a path to life in academia. Forty-nine percent of people who complete doctorates work in higher education. Even if a life in higher education isn’t for you, doctoral training can make you a more attractive job candidate in virtually any field. 

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The Online Student’s Guide to Networking

One of the most important things you can get in college, in addition to your degree, is a solid network of peers, professors, and industry connections who can help you grow as a professional and connect you to new opportunities now and in the future. However, many students who study online think it may be challenging to build lasting connections, due to the lack of proximity and opportunity for conversation that typically presents itself before and after class, and in group work. While not on the list of course offerings, learning to network as an adult online student can help launch you to the next level in your career, and make your time in college even more valuable.

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Everything You Need to Know about College Transcripts

College transcripts are the closest thing a student has to a permanent record. They detail your academic history, including your grades, the courses you have completed, and whether or not you graduated. They may also list additional information, such as a history of academic probation, honor code violations, or awards for your school performance. 

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How a Bachelor’s Degree Boosts Earning Potential

With the financial pressure of raising a family and enjoying life’s comforts in today’s world, some people have to take on extra jobs or “side hustles” to earn more money. (Thirteen million, according to the 2013 US Census.) Instead of spending more time hustling, why not make the hours you spend at work worth more? Everyone has the same 24 hours in the day, and you want the eight (or more) you spend away from your family or hobbies to be as valuable as possible. 

One way you can increase your earning potential is by earning a college degree. College graduates often see a boost in salary after graduation, due to a variety of factors.

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What is an Accredited College and How Does it Affect Your Education?

A college degree can open new doors, increase your earning potential, and show employers that you’re deeply committed to learning and growing. The primary benefit of a college degree doesn’t come from the piece of paper, though; the value lies in what you learn in school. Accredited colleges meet certain basic standards that ensure you’ll get a quality education, increase the odds that your classes will transfer, and may command more respect from employers. This means that any program you enroll in will be reputable and teach you the skills you need to be successful both in and out of the workplace.

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Choose Your Path: Online vs. On-Campus Education

Weighing your options for the future can feel exhausting, especially when you’re bogged down by the concerns of the present: paying bills, managing parenthood, trying to sock away some money, identifying opportunities at work, and so much more. For many Americans, an online education is an ideal option that blends convenience and affordability with a quality education. Others still prefer the interpersonal interaction and on-campus experience that comes with traditional college programs. Neither is the right choice for everyone, but one might be the right choice for you. 

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