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A Meredith MBA fosters personal and professional development of skills and attributes such as collaboration, interpersonal relations, effective communication and personal integrity.
Professional Skill Development Enhances Interpersonal Abilities
Research confirms that interpersonal skills are the basis for your success in leadership roles. We put special emphasis on these skills, including guidance and practice in presentation and written skills for the business environment. In addition, the collaborative nature of the classroom setting and the extensive teamwork opportunities create a scenario where all contribute to the group effort.
Critical-Thinking and Decision-Making Skills
Through case studies, analysis, discussion and simulations, you’ll put your business skills into practice. Learn to solve real world problems across all business disciplines, then pull all subject areas together in a culminating Capstone experience. Research and analysis skills can be put into practice in any work environment or industry.
Personal Coaching Sessions
One-on-one business coaching with a leadership consultant helps you visualize your personal “big picture.” In these results-based, confidential, one-on-one sessions, you will set goals, develop new skills, and reach for higher levels of success.
Develop Influential Presentation Skills
Strong presentations create impact and results. Through opportunities to present and receive feedback both individually and with a group, you will develop the ease and a presence to get your message across.
Workshops and Experiences Add Value
Each semester, value-added experiences give you an opportunity to supplement classroom learning with further exploration of relevant topics. Invited guests, distinguished speaker events, workshops by business leaders, and panel discussions bring the world of business into the classroom.
Assessment Provides Insight
For orientation, you will take the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment. In a facilitated session, you’ll learn the career implications of your unique MBTI results and how your individual type may influence how you think and act in the workplace.
Career Development and Growth
The Office of Academic and Career Planning provides resources that support and create opportunities to enhance your current career, or move up within your company or industry. Individualized services for MBA students include personal assessments, resume critique and development and career counseling. Experienced counselors provide customized services and connections to employers, such as Lenovo, Biogen Idec, and BB&T.
Business Advisory Board
Our Business Advisory Board, a group of local business leaders, helps to keep objectives and outcomes on track, by providing guidance and advice on how to keep our program and our students competitive and relevant to business today. Their input helps you develop the perspective to succeed as a manager in today’s business organizations.
Meaningful Connections and Relationships
Your network starts with diversity in the classroom. Meredith MBA students have an average of nine years of work experience at a wide variety of companies such as BCBS, BiogenIdec, RBC Bank, Progress Energy and Cisco, creating a great base for networking enhanced by a strong base of MBA alumni. In addition, Meredith faculty and business contacts like the members of our Business Advisory Board are willing participants in your professional network, and the Office of Academic and Career Planning has relationships with many local and national firms. These contacts provide access and open doors.
MBA Alumni Provide Valuable Contacts
With over 25 years of successful MBA graduates, alumni from the program are a useful networking resource. These alumni are connected in workplace and industry, and alumni networking events and social media make them accessible. Alumni are invited back to attend workshops and speaker events, so current students connect with alumni in in these campus settings.