The M.B.A. program at University of Nevada—Reno consists of 51 credit hours. For students pursuing a gaming management emphasis, those hours include six specialized classes, such as Casino Management.
Earning an M.B.A. is also usually accompanied with opportunities to meet industry professionals, which can become especially valuable after graduation. For gaming students, Eadington is already a great connection; he'll be joining Frank Sinatra and David Copperfield when he's inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame this year for his achievements in gaming education.
At LIM College, guest speakers such as the CEOs of Liz Claiborne Inc. and Saks Inc. connect with fashion students, and some Sonoma State students cite the wine industry connections as one of the most rewarding factors of the M.B.A. program.
Rachel Kau-Taylor is finishing her prerequisites for the Wine Business M.B.A. and looks forward to her networking opportunities in school and the career path she hopes to follow.
"Getting paid to travel and taste wine: I know that sounds like a hilarious dream job, but that job exists, and it should be me doing it," she says.
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