If there’s one thing Anna Maria College has learned in nearly four decades of offering an MBA program, it’s that return on investment doesn’t happen on its own. The college prides itself on a personalized approach to business education where students’ professional and personal goals are used to craft their own academic journeys.

Elzbieta Manos, program director, says that this customized approach starts with the application process. “We value both academic and workplace experience,” she says. “You are as likely to see someone in scrubs as someone in a three-piece suit.”

Innovative, Relevant and Flexible

Anna Maria College’s MBA program is innovative, not a cookie-cutter program. At its core is an interdisciplinary approach to teaching business strategy. Although traditional concentrations such as finance and marketing are offered, nontraditional interdisciplinary concentrations provide opportunities for students to take different career paths and become leaders in all fields.

Manos explains that because the MBA program recognizes that students need more than just coursework to be successful in the workforce, faculty members offer relevant, real marketplace experience. “Nearly every faculty member is a practitioner in their field, and they leverage their experience and networks to guide students through final capstone projects that require them to work as consultants with local nonprofits and start-up companies,” says Manos. This culminating project, combined with business research methods and business ethics courses, positions students to think critically and make sound business decisions throughout their careers.

Flexibility is key at Anna Maria College. The MBA program can be completed in just one year if students enroll in two courses per eight-week term.

While Anna Maria’s MBA program has all the advantages you’d expect to find at a small college—small class sizes, caring professors and personalized attention—it has something else that Manos says students are hard-pressed to find elsewhere. “We’ve been recognized as one of the most affordable MBA programs in the country,” she says. “Affordability, flexibility and an interdisciplinary approach to business allow you not only to gain knowledge, but also to create new ways to lead, and this is why an Anna Maria College MBA is your best investment in your future.”

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