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How is an MBA Different from Other Master’s Programs?

Companies with MBA-trained managers have been shown to be better managed and to financially outperform those companies whose managers do not have a MBA. Investing in this advanced degree helps close the gap by providing students with critical skills to drive success in their own careers and their firms. In order for that to happen, highly qualified professors teach in MBA programs.

MBA professors have earned the right to teach in their respective fields through deep knowledge, hard work and a thorough vetting process. This ensures that students in MBA programs receive the best of the best in classroom training, assignments and tools. Many professors bring real-world experience to the classroom, which brings numerous strategic advantages to students. Below is an example of one University of Texas at Tyler’s MBA professors who has significant business and management experience:

Former CEO now serves as a UT Tyler MBA professor

UT Tyler Professor of Accounting, Dr. Gus Gordon, is a former CEO, who teaches a management accounting course in the online MBA program. Dr. Gordon has an economics and accounting background, and he was one of the founders of a Mexico-based manufacturing plant. When Dr. Gordon co-founded the company, it had just four employees. Under his guidance as CEO, the plant received an ISO 9000 certification and grew to 700 employees. Dr. Gordon also has experience in the oil and gas industry, which is a large sector of Texas business.

Real-world experience in the classroom

MBA professors use creativity and novel approaches that extend well beyond the classroom. Professors guide their students to global online tools, facilitate group projects and help students weigh in on business-related discussions using everyday business expertise. And, because MBA professors have solid core skills in their subject areas, students benefit!

Skills make the difference

Here are some of the skills an MBA program hones:

  1. Leadership
  2. Management
  3. Corporate goals
  4. Decision making
  5. Marketing
  6. International business acumen

An MBA is one of the most valuable master’s degrees available, giving students a solid business and management foundation that can be applied in a variety of industries.

Learn more about UT Tyler’s online MBA program.


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