MBA remains a popular choice among graduate business students
A master of business administration (MBA) is not the only graduate business degree students can earn from Christian colleges and universities, but it may be the most popular based on new data from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).
Based on survey responses from 16,000 prospective students, 55 percent of these individuals only have an interest in pursuing an MBA, according to a GMAC press release. In addition, there has been no change in this number for the past three years.
While the number of individuals interested in pursuing an MBA has held steady for the past few years, the appeal of specialized master’s degrees has slowly been rising. In 2009, roughly 13 percent of prospective students wanted to earn one of these credentials. This number has since increased to 18 percent.
Those who wish to pursue either an MBA or a specialized master’s degree in business will find that Christian universities provide both options. For instance, schools like Illinois’ North Park University offer an MBA , as well as a master of management and master of nonprofit administration, according to the institution’s website.