The best and most successful businesses are ones that make the most of their existing resources. 

But how can you get ahead with a degree? 

According to a new study, there are three key strategies to help you build a career in the business world. 

For one, you can use your resume as an asset to attract a better job offer. 

Second, you should build a portfolio of experiences. 

And finally, if you want to be more confident in your ability to handle multiple industries, consider attending a business school. 

The University of Maryland and the University of Texas at Austin, both in Austin, released a report this week that highlights the importance of a business education. 

“There is little doubt that an MBA is a critical step to success in any profession,” said Dr. Richard A. Rothstein, chair of the U.S. Business Schools Council and director of the school’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership. 

What does that mean for your future career? 

“If you want an opportunity to make the next step in your professional career, you need to start thinking about the next five to 10 years of your career, Rothstein said. 

How to apply to a business schools If you are applying for a business program, you will need to be in good standing with the school and have at least four years of experience. 

To find out whether you qualify for an MBA, you must fill out a application form. 

It also requires you to provide a resume that lists at least one relevant business experience and two letters of recommendation from your current employer. 

Once you have all the information, the University of Maryland’s Office of Career Services will contact you to set up a time to meet with an admissions counselor. 

In addition to the application, you also will need a transcript, résumé, and other materials that can be used to verify your degree credentials. 

If the program doesn’t accept a resume, you’ll need to apply online. 

Applicants can apply for admission through the Business Schools Council’s online portal. 

You can also get an application for business schools through U.S.-based companies such as Hewlett Packard, Sysco, Microsoft, and Verizon. 

Finally, you’ll need a letter from a supervisor to submit your application. 

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