Reinvent yourself... a chance for change

By Guest Blogger: Brianna Gill, Gary W. Rollins College of Business Graduate Programs Office

Life in the time of COVID-19 has undoubtedly thrown a curveball to people worldwide. While this time may seem unsettling and uncertain, it also offers new opportunities to consider while maintaining social distancing and adapting to the newly adopted remote work paradigm. Have you found yourself with some extra time to rethink your career goals? Has a change in market demands left you thinking about advancing your education? The Flexible MBA program and the 100% Online MBA program in the Gary W. Rollins College of Business at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga offer learning opportunities that fall in line with job market demands, helping you to gain the cutting-edge skills needed to move forward with your career goals.

Many people are understandably apprehensive about the idea of making a career pivot during this uncertain time. However, studies suggest that now is a great time for many to begin a career change due to added time that social distancing offers to schedules. Making a career shift, no matter how drastic, may require in-depth research and, potentially, the pursuit of a MBA degree program to meet job market demands. Now may be the time to research all of your options, commit to new ideas, and further your education. Moreover, employers understand that during this uncertain time they may find the need for employees with different skillsets. The current job market, in response to current circumstances, can offer professionals the opportunity for a strategic career change, large or small.

If you’ve ever thought about furthering your education to enhance your career or kick-start a new occupation, consider a Masters of Business Administration possibly with a concentration in business analytics, finance or healthcare administration. Studies show that a great deal of technology-driven companies are thriving, and many of these companies are seeking professionals to work remotely and provide remote services. Industries ranging from sales and marketing to accounting and data analytics are just a few of the well-paying fields in demand. Whether you are seeking a promotion within one of these fields or you are hoping to make a career pivot into one of these industries, applicants with MBA degrees are indisputably excellent candidates for these sorts of positions. Students who have earned their MBA degrees from the Rollins College of Business have the skills necessary to manage and lead teams in these fields and others such as finance, human resources, and healthcare administration. With help from college resources such as our career coach and networking events, Rollins College of Business MBA degree students are set up for success when entering the workforce, launching a second career, or seeking growth opportunities within their current field.

As work cultures change due to recent events, now is a great time to reevaluate your career goals and put new goals in motion. When building these goals, it’s important to consider the many well-paying industries that are currently seeking MBA degree graduates to lead and manage their teams. The Flexible MBA program and the 100% Online MBA program at the Rollins College of Business are strategically built to equip you with the skills needed to excel in today’s competitive and technology-driven world.


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