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More seek MBAs, executive training to get edge on jobs

by Anna Marie Kukec
Publication: Daily Herald Business Ledger

August 2, 2011


After Brian Brooke of Lake in the Hills comes home from work, eats dinner and plays with his two sons, he studies toward his masters in business administration degree with an accelerated program at Notre Dame University.

His 17-month program is expected to be completed by May 2012. So he attends classes in downtown Chicago, near one of his offices. But he is required to travel to the South Bend, Ind., campus for about four weeks.

At 32, Brooke decided on juggling the MBA with a full-time job and family, hoping the advanced degree would help gain future promotions in a competitive landscape. He knows that too well. He’s area managing director at Jackson Wabash, a staffing firm for accountants and other financial professionals with offices in Chicago, Oak Brook and Schaumburg.

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