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Why Earn an MBA?

Why Earn an MBA?

Why Earn an MBA

Why Earn an MBA

Why Earn an MBA

Why Earn 
an MBA?

The Value of an MBA

49% of employers

planned to increase MBA starting salaries in 2015[1]

Average mid-career pay for MBA graduates is

$104,000[2]

An MBA can deliver a

7-figure income

over a 20-year period[3]

MBA graduates

Recoup 100%

of their investment in an average of 4 years[4]

89%

MBA Graduates 

say business school helped them develop a professional network[5]

87%

MBA Graduates 

credit their degree for faster career advancement[5]

92%

MBA Graduates 

agree their business education was professionally rewarding[5]

92%

MBA Graduates 

say their degree prepared them for a leadership role[5]

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MBA Job Prospects

84%

of employers planned to hire MBA graduates in 2015[6]

Industries Hiring the Most MBA Graduates[6]

Energy

Technology

Finance

Consulting

Manufacturing

Health Care/ 
Pharmaceuticals

Energy

Technology

Finance

Consulting

MFG.

Health Care/Pharmaceuticals

U.S. Regions Hiring the Most MBA Grads[6]

Average Salary for MBA Graduates by Industry[7]

Energy

Health Care

Finance

Consumer Products

Technology

Consulting

Energy

Health Care

Finance

Consumer Products

Technology

Consulting

MBA Career Paths[8]

Finance

Finance

of Workers Reporting High Job Satisfaction

Average Starting Salary

Average Mid-Career Salary

Wage Growth from Starting to Mid-Career Salary

Estimated 30-Year Earnings

Marketing

Marketing

of Workers Reporting High Job Satisfaction

Average Starting Salary

Average Mid-Career Salary

Wage Growth from Starting to Mid-Career Salary

Estimated 30-Year Earnings

Technology

Technology

of Workers Reporting High Job Satisfaction

Average Starting Salary

Average Mid-Career Salary

Wage Growth from Starting to Mid-Career Salary

Estimated 30-Year Earnings

Human Resources

Human Resources

of Workers Reporting High Job Satisfaction

Average Starting Salary

Average Mid-Career Salary

Wage Growth from Starting to Mid-Career Salary

Estimated 30-Year Earnings

Benefits of Earning Your MBA Online

Savings

Save money on tuition, housing and transportation

Flexibility

Complete your coursework anywhere, anytime

Technology

Prepare for todays digital business landscape

Networking

Connect with and learn from peers in a virtual environment

Credibility

51% of college presidents say online courses provide equal value to on-campus course[9]

Savings

Save money on tuition, housing and transportation

Flexibility

Complete your coursework anywhere, anytime

Technology

Prepare for todays digital business landscape

Networking

Connect with and learn from peers in a virtual environment

Credibility

51% of college presidents say online courses provide equal value to on-campus course[9]

Why Cumberland University?

Developing leaders since 1842; not for profit; regionally accredited
CU's online MBA program is designed to be completed in just 1 year
Robust virtual community that facilitates meaningful collaboration and discussion
Work with top professionals and faculty completely online
Unique virtual campus customized to your needs
Cumberland University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The Labry School of Business & Technology's MBA program is accredited by ACBSP.*

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*Cumberland University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS) 1866 Southern Ln., Decatur, GA 30033, 404.679.4500. The Labry School of Business & Technology Baccalaureate and Master’s programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) 11520 West 119th St., Overland Park, KS 66213, 913.339.9356.