This is the VOA Special English EDUCATION REPORT.
We continue our reports about how people from foreign countries
can attend a college or university in the United States. Today,
we tell about a popular graduate degree. It is known as the
M-B-A. The letters represent the words ¡°Master of
M-B-A students learn to deal with all kinds of business situations.
They learn to solve business problems. They develop skills needed
by many different companies.
M-B-A programs teach students about subjects including economics.
They also teach about the structure of organizations and about
finance, marketing and policy. Students then do more study in
areas that interest them.
It usually takes two years to get an M-B-A degree if you attend
school full time. Many programs permit students to take classes
while they work. These programs take longer to complete.
Business is one of the most popular study areas for foreign
students in the United States. To be admitted to an M-B-A program,
foreign students must have a bachelor¡¯s degree.
They must show a clear understanding of English by doing well
on the test of English as a foreign language. Most students
also take the Graduate Management Admission Test. Most of the
one-thousand-five-hundred M-B-A graduate programs around the
world use these test scores.
The University of Maryland University College in Adelphi offers
an M-B-A program for people who wish to study part-time. Students
can choose to complete all the requirements by computer. Or
they can do the work both on-line and by attending traditional
classes. Many foreign students attend the M-B-A program at the
University of Maryland University College. To get more information
using a computer, go the university¡¯s Web site,
w-w-w dot u-m-u-c dot e-d-u.(www.umuc.edu)
Information about other M-B-A programs is on a Web site called
m-b-a dot com. The address is w-w-w dot m-b-a dot com. (www.mba.com)
Or you could attend a meeting of the Graduate Management Admission
Council. These M-B-A Forums are held one day each year in cities
in several areas of the world. Representatives of business colleges
explain programs and answer questions from people interested
in studying business.
This V-O-A Special English Education Report
was written by Nancy Steinbach, courtesy of VOAnews.com