Gain Employer Support
Support Starts Here
Getting an Evening MBA is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make. Luckily, many employers are willing to lend support as you take the next step in your career. Learn how to talk to your manager and gain support — whether it's for tuition, time commitment, or more.
Why an Evening MBA Matters
Talking to your manager about earning an Evening MBA starts with understanding how the degree will impact your career as well as the success of your company.
Solve Business Problems in the Classroom
Bring your organization’s challenges, business goals, and opportunities for growth into the classroom for interactive problem-solving with faculty and students.
Make an Impact on the Work of Your Team
Gain access to individual coaching, feedback, and teamwork training designed to improve your leadership capabilities both in the classroom and on the job.
Become a Better Employee
Increase productivity, enhance decision-making abilities, and improve your company’s bottom line through gaining critical business skills.
“While I find myself using concepts from my analytics and operations classes in my daily work, other courses have helped me grow in areas I was less developed. The marketing and international consulting electives, for example, employ concepts in customer segmentation that I would not have been exposed to otherwise.”
– Brian Stout
Evening MBA '15 Regional Director of Operations, Amazon
Get the Conversation Started
While employer support is not necessary for Evening MBA program admission, having a conversation about your future plans with your manager can be an important part of the MBA decision-making and preparation process. Here are some best practices on how to get the discussion started with your employer.
Do Your Research
Conduct all of the necessary research into how the Evening MBA program works. Have a solid understanding of program length, schedule, tuition costs, tuition payment schedules, and expected program commitments.
Find out if your employer has a formal tuition reimbursement or sponsorship policy in place for employees. Interview others who have completed similar programs to gain more background information.
Prepare Your Case
Formalize your support request with a written business proposal to your employer. Introduce your case by clearly stating your rationale for pursuing the degree and how it can benefit your organization.