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Pursuing a Higher Education: Guest Post by Amal Mougharbel

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." —Benjamin Franklin

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, business administration jobs are on the rise. In fact, the employment rate for those holding a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree is expected to grow 6% from 2014 to 2024. That’s because, as new organizations are established and existing ones continue to grow, more leadership roles are needed.

To accommodate the growing demand, International Technological University (ITU) offers higher education programs at the master's and doctorate levels. All ITU programs are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and the business programs are accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) — so you can count on the quality of an ITU degree.

All business programs at ITU focus on management and leadership skills, empowering you to make strategic decisions and understand budget and financial statements data. You’ll learn innovative entrepreneurship skills needed to understand startup culture and create a new business model. Concentrations are also available, including business analytics and healthcare management, so you can prepare for a specific industry. 

In addition, you may graduate with a focus in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Systems, Applications, and Products (SAP).

Guest speakers, often top executives in Silicon Valley, are invited to class to share their experiences. You'll have the opportunity to hear experts' visions and ask questions. ITU faculty are also industry experts and are willing to offer you advice to succeed in your career.

In addition to the MBA program, ITU offers a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). The doctoral degree is one of the top honors in education. The DBA program will equip you with critical thinking skills that can be directly applied to find creative solutions in the workplace. You’ll even be able to contribute innovative knowledge to the business field through real-world quantitative and qualitative research and publications. 

No matter where you are in your professional or educational journey, an MBA or DBA from ITU will empower you to make an extraordinary impact in our global business landscape.

Amal Mougharbel, Ph.D. is chair of the Business department at ITU. Learn more about earning your MBA or DBA by contacting