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When completing the education section of your resume, it is best to write out the degree rather than using the common acronym, according to a February 2013 article from resume writing expert and author Susan Ireland. This point applies whether you have the degree or anticipate obtaining the degree in the future.
If you are working toward a master of business administration degree, the first line of this listing should show "Master of Business Administration, expected 2017." One reason to use the full degree type is you don't want to wrongly assume all hiring managers are familiar with the "MBA" abbreviation. The second line typically indicates the school, as in "University of Texas, Austin, Texas."
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Neil Kokemuller has been an active business, finance and education writer and content media website developer since 2007. He has been a college marketing professor since 2004. Kokemuller has additional professional experience in marketing, retail and small business. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Iowa State University.
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