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The Elmhurst MBA Advantage

Introducing the Elmhurst MBA Advantage

In business, you need a competitive edge. The Elmhurst MBA gives you just that. Here are just a few of the ways your master’s degree goes further at Elmhurst.

  • Persuasive Presentations
  • Advanced Writing Skills
  • Excel as a Business Tool
  • Lifelong Professional Development

Elmhurst MBA Program Director Lawrence Brown and faculty members Sondra Simpson, Eric Sanders and Siaw-Peng Wan highlight the MBA Advantage skills you will build.

Elmhurst University MBA Advantage logoThe Elmhurst MBA advantage is the intentional liberal arts approach to graduate-level studies. In addition to your coursework, the program provides three developmental sessions lead by our expert faculty. You will become proficient in excel, fine-tune your master’s-level writing skills, as well learn how to construct and deliver persuasive presentations. These three skillsets will enrich your experience in the classroom and will undoubtedly be used in your career.

Additionally, to make sure you maintain your competitive edge in the workplace, we offer free courses once you graduate!* As a lifelong learner and an alum of the Elmhurst MBA, commit to your professional development by coming back to take courses in management, leadership, innovation and more. This ensures that as you move through your career you are ready to tackle new roles and responsibilities.

*MBA Advantage free course offerings are based on availability. You may take one course per calendar year. Tuition is waived but you will still be responsible for the technology fee. Students who start the program in the 2022 Fall Term or later will be eligible for the free course offerings upon graduation.

Persuasive Presentations

Perfect your pitch! Dr. Sondra Simpson coaches students on how to tweak their presentations to make their ideas/ data clear and concise. After this intensive, high feedback workshop, you’re sure to “surprise and delight” your audience, as she says.

Advanced Writing Skills

Professional writing skills are at the center of proficiency in the business world. From communicating via email to drafting contracts or marketing collateral, your time with faculty expert Dr. Eric Sanders will take your communication skills to the next level.

Using Spreadsheets at a Higher Level

Dr. Siaw-Peng Wan has mastered Excel. In his engaging session, you will be amazed how your comfort level and confidence increase using this important business tool. From creating useful pivot charts, sorting data, and leveraging the use of formulas—your productivity is uncapped.

Lifelong Professional Development

After graduating, you have the opportunity to audit one MBA class per year for free to continue developing yourself as you move through your career.* Continue to gain important leadership and management skills as your career matures and advances.

*MBA Advantage free course offerings are based on availability. You may take one course per calendar year. Tuition is waived but you will still be responsible for the technology fee. Students who start the program in the 2022 Fall Term or later will be eligible for the free course offerings upon graduation.

Connections That Help Advance Your Career

Gain a large network of peers who will support you throughout your career and connect you to opportunities globally. Build lasting relationships in your cohort, take advantage of our Executive Talk Series, and be an active member of Elmhurst MBA Network on LinkedIn. The network you form will be one of your most valuable takeaways.

Lawrence Brown, Elmhurst University

Writing, presentation skills, Excel—these are key elements that have helped our MBA alumni succeed when they leave here. We’re proud to offer that to our students.”

Lawrence Brown MBA Program Director

Get the MBA Advantage

The Elmhurst MBA has so much to offer. All you need to do is take the next step: Connect with us to learn more!

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Lawrence Brown, MBA

Assistant Professor, Business and Economics; Program Director, MBA
Department of Business and Economics

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