FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Some have said the MBA degree is today's bachelor's degree. How necessary is it? Research shows MBA's hold their value, even during periods of recession.
The public is invited to hear a comprehensive discussion on how much an MBA is really worth in today's business market. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. in Room 3000 of the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship's Carl DeSantis Building, 3301 College Avenue.
The panel discussion will also be available by video conferencing at classrooms at NSU Regional Campuses in Miami, Fort Myers, Palm Beach Gardens, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. The public is invited to attend at those locations.
Topics include: What is the right time to pursue an MBA? How valuable is it in economic down times? How do employers view your degrees? What is the ROI of an MBA? What is the value of earning a specialized MBA degree?
"This is an excellent opportunity for students and business people to assess and get a handle on how an MBA degree can increase job opportunities and enhance careers," said J. Preston Jones, D.B.A. dean of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. "Organizations are looking for expertise in areas from management and finance to international trade and healthcare."
Attendees will hear expert opinions and insights from corporate executives, faculty members, alumni, and current students, and then participate in a lively Q&A. The panelists will include:
Rob Arce, MBA - Area Manager, AT&T Florida
Christopher Cabezas, MBA Student, Industrial Engineer, American Express
Bay O'Leary, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing, Huizenga Business School
John Riggs, D.B.A., Assistant Professor of Marketing, Huizenga Business School
Moderator: Gary Press
Chairman, Lifestyle Media Group, South Florida Business Wealth Magazine
Please RSVP online at nova.edu/mbapanel, or call 954-262-5067.
About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels. NSU is an independent, not-for-profit institution with 26,000 students at campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach and Tampa, Florida as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico. NSU awards associate's, bachelor's, master's, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie's Community Engagement Classification. For more information, please visit www.nova.edu. Celebrating 50 years of academic excellence!
SOURCE Nova Southeastern University