The best PDF editors enable you to get even more done with PDF files but the real question is which PDF editor is best suited to your needs and workflow.
Despite their finalized appearance, Portable Document Format files can be changed in the same way you alter a text document – you just need the right software. The best PDF editors let you open up almost any PDF file so that you can edit, alter, annotate, sign or convert it to other popular file formats including Microsoft Word.
The PDF format was first developed by Adobe co-founder Dr. John Warnock back in the early 90s. He designed it in such a way that it could digitally capture the high-quality design and layouts of printed pages in magazines and newspapers.
If you regularly work with PDF files as part of your job or in your free time then one of the best PDF editors will make things even easier for you. We’ve tested more than a half-dozen different options and these are the best ones for altering text, changing images and annotating PDF files.
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You'd expect Adobe Acrobat Pro DC to be great because it comes from Adobe, the birthplace of the portable document format. To some extent, this full-service PDF-editing application meets that expectation.
Acrobat Pro DC offers a complete set of PDF-editing tools, and it even lets you edit scanned documents. Acrobat DC's OCR engine can convert scanned documents to text, which you can then search through and change.
But Acrobat doesn't offer to convert an entire document the moment you open it. Instead, the app waits for you to begin using the Pro DC's edit tools, recognizing and converting the pages as you select them for editing. Changing text in an OCR'd document was simple and the results look great.
It's also easy to edit images and text in documents you haven't scanned. I was able to make changes to everything with zero issues.
What I don't like about Acrobat Pro DC is the interface. It feels like a half-realized demo of what the app could be. Editing tools surround your document, and the UI feels disorganized, offering few options for customization.
Since it's designed to work on both Macs and PCs, Acrobat Pro DC looks like it belongs in neither environment. This doesn't make this program bad at what it's supposed to do; it just makes you feel like you're working outside your chosen OS.
Our pick for the best free PDF editor is PDF Candy, because it offers something many free options do not — an OCR feature for scanning text. You can't edit OCR'd text in this web-based PDF editor, but you are able to upload PDF files and extract text and create a text document, RTF file, or Word document in both .doc and .docx formats.
You can choose from 44 tools to create or convert PDF files. It's also easy to rearrange pages within a document, add watermarks, protect PDF files with passcodes, edit metadata within a PDF file, split or add pages to documents, and extract images. actual text editing is pretty limited, the trade-off you make to enjoy a fairly feature-rich free PDF editor.
Once you've made your edits in PDF Candy, you can obtain the edited document or upload a new document to work on. PDF Candy keeps all of your documents in a queue so you can obtain them all at once after you've finished making changes to them.
PDFescape is a basic, web-based PDF-editing and -annotation program you can use for free to work on PDF documents that are smaller than either 10MB or 100 pages, whichever is greater. (PDFescape used to limit you to 50 pages, so the higher limit is a welcome change.) If you need to edit larger files, you can upgrade to a premium account for $36 a year. There's also an "ultimate" plan for $72 per year.
Accessible through any modern web browser, PDFescape offers no OCR capabilities like PDF Candy does. But PDFescape's annotation tools are easy to use. You'll find a pretty solid set of standard annotation tools that can easily add, highlight and strike through text; insert notes; and otherwise mark up the pages of your PDF file. Using the web app's insert tools, you can also add new images and text to a document, white-out text, and add web links and form fields.
PDFescape does have some major limitations in adding new text. Because there are no OCR capabilities, you can't make changes to existing text; you're limited to adding new text to an existing document. Additionally, the app has very limited font options, as it doesn't use any of your computer's fonts. So you're limited to Arial, Courier New, Times New Roman, Verdana and a Signature font for signing documents.
Apple's Preview app is built-in to macOS and offers a minimalist but valuable set of tools for marking up any PDF file. You won't find full-on PDF editing here. But if you need a basic set of tools for highlighting or redacting text, making notes, or adding comments to a document, you won't likely need much more than what's already available on your Mac.
Preview's markup tools are hidden when you first open a PDF document. To see them, you'll have to look for the small pencil icon that appears near the Spotlight search bar at the top of your PDF document's toolbar. Clicking this reveals a small set of tools you can use to select text and add objects, text or notes to your document.
The app's standout feature is a signature tool you can use to store a signature you create using your trackpad or scan using your Mac's camera. You can then easily add that signature to a document by clicking Preview's Signature tool. Simple and easy to use once you set it up, Preview's signing feature will prove its usefulness every time a digital document requires your John Hancock.
You can access all of Preview's editing tools without opening Preview, as long as you're running macOS 10.14 Mojave or later. Just use QuickLook to view a PDF, then click on the Markup button in that mode.
Readdle's macOS-only PDF Expert is a popular PDF-editing tool that allows you to make changes to text in existing PDF documents by removing and replacing images, updating text, and adding text of your own. PDF Expert lacks OCR capabilities, so if you want to edit text in scanned documents, you'll need to look beyond this program.
Of all the apps I tested, PDF Expert has the cleanest interface and therefore was the most pleasant to use. Two tabs appear at the top of the screen: Annotate and Edit. Clicking one of them gives you an appropriate selection of tools to perform either annotation or editing tasks.
PDF Expert's editing tools are flawless. Click text in your PDF, and tools for editing text will slide out so you can make changes. Select an image, and tools for changing the image appear. You can move selected text anywhere on the page you want or remove it altogether.
PDF Expert struggles with large documents; otherwise, this would have been my top pick for Mac. However, every time I attempted to open my nearly 450-page test file, PDF Expert hung. Until this program behaves more dependably, look elsewhere if you tend to work with larger documents. There's also a Windows version in development and you can sign up to get notified when it's ready.(opens in new tab)
Wondershare's PDFelement Pro is a full-featured PDF editor with an OCR engine for recognizing scanned text and a standard set of tools. With those, you can fill in forms, annotate documents, create and add signatures, and edit images within a document.
PDFelement had no problem opening anything I threw at it, including scanned documents, large files and image-heavy PDFs. Once documents are open, PDFelement Pro offers a fairly simple interface, with a set of tools on the left side of your document that are easy to figure out. Just select a tool, and you can go to work making changes to a file.
Editing images, adding signatures and using annotations in the application all worked as planned, but I did experience some odd behaviors when I was editing or adding text using PDFelement Pro. In particular, when I was editing existing text in a document, the application wanted to make the text bold and would not allow me to change the content back to regular text. Also, when I added new text boxes, my own text did not display normally; the program always added a space after I typed an apostrophe. And the program constantly played my Mac's system beep as I typed. That's both annoying and not optimal.
Sejda is a web-based PDF-editing application that works on any OS that has a modern web browser. A desktop version converts that web interface into something that runs on your computer.
You can use a free version of Sejda, but it limits the number of daily tasks you can perform and the size of the documents you can access.
To get the most out of the program, you can buy an annual license for both the web and desktop versions for $63. You can also buy a weekly pass for both versions for $8 if you've got a one-time project that requires Sejda.
Sejda has no OCR engine, so you can't use this app to edit PDF files created from scanned documents. You can edit only PDF files that already have selectable text.
To edit your PDF file, you upload it to the Sejda website and then use the toolbar at the top of the page to choose your tools. You'll find tools for editing text, adding links, adding form fields and images, and signing or annotating your document. All of Sejda's tools are rudimentary at best.
The app breaks every line of text in your document into a single text entry, so you can't edit entire paragraphs of text. When you do edit existing text, remnants of the previous text often get left behind in the document. Sejda will let you add new images to a document, but you can't use the app to edit or remove existing images.
Sejda isn't a great app, but it works in a pinch when you need to make a quick change to an existing PDF document and you have no other tools at hand.
The first question you should ask yourself when choosing a PDF editor is what you plan to do with it. If it’s just to mark up documents and add digital signatures, PDF annotation software will better suit your needs.
As there are many well-featured PDF annotation programs that are available for free, you can save yourself some money. For instance, as we mentioned, Mac users can save even more time since the Preview app that ships with Apple’s computers includes markup and signature tools.
It also doesn’t cost much, or even anything at all, to create a PDF. You can do so from a Word document or a web page, and also convert a PDF to a Word doc or a JPEG.
However, if you’re in the market for a full-fledged PDF editor that lets you manipulate text and create documents, consider what kinds of features you’ll need for PDF editing. Applications with good OCR capabilities will likely cost more but if you don’t need OCR, you may be able to make do with a free PDF editor.
While PDF editors are great for making changes or notes to documents, they’re not necessary if you simply want to view and read a PDF. For that, check out our list of the best PDF readers you can download.
We looked at both PDF editors and applications used for making annotations in PDFs. Every PDF editor can also annotate documents but dedicated PDF-annotation tools aren’t actually designed to make changes to any of the original content in a PDF document.
While testing each of these applications, we used a few different types of documents including large, text-heavy files, documents with a mix of formatted images and text and simple documents with text and images inserted into the document in a linear fashion. We tested features like text recognition (when supported) and we tried making changes to text, replacing and adding images and adding annotations.
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As Federico and I discussed on AppStories this week, PDFs are a big part of the work day for many people. There are several solid PDF apps for iOS, but one of my favorites is PDF Viewer by PSPDFKit, the maker of a PDF viewing and editing SDK that many well-known companies use to integrate PDF functionality into their apps.
One of PDF Viewer’s advantages is that it’s free. With version 3, PDF Viewer’s core functionality remains free, but it is introducing a Pro Pack that is a set of advanced features available as part of a $9.99/year or $2.99/3-month subscription.
It’s a savvy move and one that’s been well-executed. By first building a free PDF app with functionality that rivals established paid apps, PDF Viewer has made a name for itself in a crowded market. The broad feature set of the free version of PDF Viewer, which we’ve covered in the past here, here, and here makes it hard for someone to argue that the app is only useful if you pay for the In-App Purchase. That’s just not the case. If you work with PDFs every day, you’ll love the new pro features, but the app’s free version still serves more casual users as well as ever.
Because we’ve covered PDF Viewer’s core functionality in the past, I’ll focus on the Pro Pack, which offers new advanced editing, collaboration, and presentation features. If PDF Viewer is new to you though, check out the stories linked above to learn more about its new features.
The Pro Pack’s document merging functionality lets users combine multiple documents into one from the document browser or while editing a PDF. In the document browser, tap ‘Select’ and then each of the documents you want to merge. As before the update, you can tap ‘Open’ to open each document in its own tab, but now, you can tap ‘Merge’ instead, and the PDF Viewer will open a window that lets you drag the documents you’ve selected into the merge order you want. Tap ‘Done’ and PDF Viewer creates one PDF from the documents you picked.
Best of all, the action is non-destructive: the merged version is a copy of the combined individual documents, which are still available as standalone files. The new document is named after the first PDF in your merge list with the helpful addition of ‘(Merged)’ to make it easy to distinguish from the other documents in the browser.
Merging can be accomplished from the document editor too. With a PDF file open, tap on the button with the grid icon so you can see the pages as thumbnails. Next, tap the ‘Edit’ button. At one end of the toolbar is a document icon with a ‘+’ symbol on it. Tap that button to copy and ‘Select Source Document’ to open a document browser view from which you can pick another PDF to merge into the one you have open. Finally, tap the checkmark icon at the other end of the toolbar to save or discard the changes. Note that merging doesn’t work with password-protected documents or images.
In addition to combining complete documents, PDF Viewer lets users, copy and paste individual pages. The process is similar to merging another PDF file into an open document described above. Instead of tapping the document button with the ‘+’ symbol on it though, you tap the button with the icon of a clipboard and an arrow pointing at it to copy the selected pages. Next, select the page after which you want your copied pages to appear, and tap the button with the clipboard icon with an arrow pointing away from it to paste the pages. Copying and pasting can be done with any number of pages and across open documents in different tabs, or even with documents that aren’t open by backing out to the document browser and opening up the destination document.
The Pro Pack also adds non-destructive image editing. PNG and JPG files can be added to PDF Viewer and marked up with comments, drawings, and PDF Viewer’s other editing tools just like PDFs, but without converting them first to PDFs. Document metadata, like author, subject, title, and keywords can all be edited with the Pro Pack too. The same view is used to modify document permissions and set a password.
If part of your PDF workflow involves passing PDFs around to collect comments from colleagues, you’ll be interested to know that the Pro Pack includes excellent commenting tools. Comments can be placed anywhere in a document and are tagged with your name. Other users with whom you share the document can leave their comments in line and set the status of the comment to accepted, completed, canceled, or rejected so other reviewers know where things stand on each. The comment icon and its color can be changed too. I can imagine that this feature would be a handy way to decipher multiple sets of conflicting comments from a group.
PDF Viewer Pro includes a presentation mode too. Connect your iOS device to an external display, projector, or Apple TV, and you can page through a PDF for an audience. Toolbars and other UI chrome disappear, and only the document is visible to viewers. I tried mirroring my iPad to an Apple TV, and the connection and navigation process was smooth and looked good on a big screen. This is the sort of feature that should work equally well well for formal presentations in front of a large audience as it would in a small group setting in a conference room.
Finally, it’s worth noting that PDF Viewer has added numerous advanced settings, some of which are exclusive to the Pro Pack. Among them are new settings to:
My greatest wish for PDF Viewer is for an equally capable Mac app. There are other good options on the Mac, but the ability to move seamlessly between a document on both platforms with my practicing position synced and with the same familiar tools would be ideal. Hopefully, that is something that PSPDFKit is considering for the future. I would also like to see more extensive keyboard shortcuts incorporated into PDF Viewer to reduce the tap-heavy interaction with the app when it’s used with an external keyboard.
PDFs have become a de facto standard for sharing documents. Whether you obtain a single-page PDF calendar for an organization you belong to, a manual for your new refrigerator, or hundreds of pages of legal documents for a big merger deal, chances are they are all PDFs. The strength of PDF Viewer is that it scales across all of those use cases equally well. You may only want to view the calendar you downloaded or highlight a few passages of the manual to your refrigerator, in which case the free version of PDF Viewer is perfect. But if you’re collaborating with others on those merger documents, collecting comments from multiple people and want to password-protect them because they are highly confidential, the Pro Pack has you covered.
PDF Viewer is available on the App Store as a free download. The Pro Pack is available as a $9.99/year or $2.99/3-month subscription.
If you've created or received a business document in PDF format and need to repurpose its contents in Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat Pro offers you options that can simplify your task and Strengthen the quality of the results. Especially if you no longer have access to the source of the PDF file -- or didn't create it in the first place -- going back to the original document and trying to export it may not be an option. Acrobat Pro's advanced features convert your PDF in a form that matches the look, as well as the content, of the original.
Open the "File" menu, locate the "Save As" submenu and choose the applicable file type, depending on whether you're saving your PDF for use in current or older versions of Microsoft Word. Once you choose the file type, you can access an additional flyout menu from which to choose either "Word Document," which exports to Word's XML-based DOCX format, or "Word 97-2003 Document," which targets Word's legacy DOC format.
Choose a file location and enter a name for your Word export file. Click on the "Settings" button to access conversion options. Both file formats suitable for use in Microsoft Word offer choices that enable you to tailor the file you save to how you plan to use it.
Choose from two radio buttons that select layout settings. The "Retain Flowing Text" option preserves text sequencing as a continuous flow from beginning to end. If you prefer to maintain the look of the PDF document's pages rather than ease of text editing, choose "Retain Page Layout" to create an output file with individual text boxes.
Activate the check box for "Include Comments" to add strike-outs and highlights directly in the text of the Word file. Comments appear as individual text boxes.
Turn on the check box for "Include Images" to export the PDF file's artwork in the Word file. Depending on the other options you choose, the images may not appear in the same places on the pages of your Word file as they do in the original PDF.
Activate the check box for "Run OCR If Needed" so Acrobat Pro uses optical character recognition to turn the text included in the PDF's images into live text in the exported Word document. If you select this option, you can click on the "Set Language" button to stipulate the language Acrobat Pro uses for text conversion.
Click the "OK" button to start the conversion process. If you're converting a multi-page PDF file with complex layout features, the export process may not be instantaneous.
Examine your exported file in Microsoft Word to check the faithfulness of the conversion. If you notice any obvious flaws, correct them and re-save the file.
As the worldwide business landscape evolves, responding to the whims of technology and increased competition, so does the importance of professional development programs. Designed to arm employees with new resources to succeed in their positions, even preparing them to accept additional duties within the company, these programs are gaining in popularity, complexity and necessity.
According to Steve Hawter, vice president of learning and development at The Learning Experience, professional development “controls an employee’s readiness for contributing to a company in new ways, whether the company adopts a new strategy, expands or needs change.”
To keep up with the rapid pace of change in the business world, employees must be encouraged and supported to seek refresher courses and accept new challenges.
“It is less important to learn a subject or skill than to be able to adapt to new and evolving workplace challenges,” Nanette Miner, Ed.D., owner of The Training Doctor, told Business News Daily. “It is important not to remain a dinosaur in your industry to keep your job and remain valuable.”
There are definite differences between training and professional development, said Hawter. “Training fills in a gap, but development looks to the future and growth of the company and employee.”
Professional development begins on day one of a new job, in Miner’s opinion. “For company longevity, there should be a clear career path,” she said.
Conversely, training is based on the needs of the organization at the time. While employees can co-train on a mutually agreed topic, professional development budgets have shrunk in the past few years.
“Companies are not investing in their talent,” Miner said. “My overarching belief is that more money has to be invested in self-management, ethics, communication (written and verbal) and leadership skills.”
Key takeaway: Training fills a gap, whereas professional development focuses on employee and company growth.
Many employers shy away from professional development programs, thinking they are unnecessary. However, there are several ways these programs can benefit not just your employees, but also your business.
Beyond the benefits of supplemental training for one’s job, professional development enhances an employee’s value and ensures they remain relevant in their career field, said Steve Smith, founder and CEO of GrowthSource Coaching. Professional development can also involve an employee becoming certified in a field complementary to their current position.
Development certification is one way for staffers to demonstrate they can perform bigger and better things, upping their value to their employers and the workforce in general.
“Becoming irrelevant is the fastest way to lose your job or, if [you own] a company, have your business decline,” Smith said.
According to Smith, many people pursue professional development to bolster their confidence in what they do at work, “which is a noble reason to continue to develop yourself.” This confidence can translate into higher overall job satisfaction, which in turn increases employee performance, productivity and morale.
Businesses that do not offer career-building educational opportunities for their staff tend to see greater employee turnover than those that do provide those resources. Miner said that disinterest correlates to “why companies are finding hiring and retention so hard. They are not investing in professional development, and employees leave.”
Interesting, challenging and career-enhancing education is becoming an employee “expectation,” said Hawter. Companies that don’t invest in a culture that prioritizes educational training programs for their staff run the risk of losing them to employers that do.
Key takeaway: Professional development programs Strengthen employees’ knowledge, skill sets and job satisfaction, resulting in higher employee retention.
Even the most impressive professional development program is destined to fail if a participant does not “buy into” the initiative, said Hawter. These are the two pillars of a viable professional development program:
According to Hawter, “micro-learning” is a big buzzword in the learning and development universe. Micro-learning means an educational opportunity that focuses on small concepts.
One example of this niche learning is teaching a staffer how to connect with the mobile generation. That knowledge in particular is all the more important since an ever-increasing number of millennials and Gen Zers work remotely. Because the modern workforce comprises three or four generations, a one-size-fits-all approach to employee enrichment is simply outdated, Hawter said.
The availability of both formal and informal professional development opportunities is imperative in today’s modern workforce. Webinars and podcasts are examples of informal learning that gives the participant total control over when they seek assistance. That is partly why informal professional development programs are more impactful when combined with formal offerings.
The best professional development programs are overseen by professional organizations, such as Dale Carnegie Training, because those workshops “focus on leadership,” said Smith. “Those programs are designed to teach new things but also provide game plans to help [companies] implement professional development in the workplace.”
Even companies that start with the best of intentions might stop fully supporting learning and development efforts over the long term, Smith said. Regular follow-ups are necessary to ensure employees are using everything they have learned to Strengthen their performance.
Hawter urges companies not to minimize the importance of employee development, largely because “PD ensures employees know of the company’s investment in them and demonstrates the company’s real concern” for their welfare.
Key takeaway: A strong professional development program should offer continual formal and informal employee development opportunities that match the employees’ needs.
As team members, your employees can work both individually and together to reach a common goal. The personal growth of each employee contributes to the success of the entire business.
According to Adrian Ridner, CEO and co-founder of Study.com, the acknowledgment of an employee’s talents and successes in fulfilling their job responsibilities builds their confidence, which increases employee retention and morale.
An Akumina study showed that millennials tend to favor moving from one job to another. Empowering employees, especially younger workers susceptible to job hopping, to succeed in their current roles and ultimately move up could reduce this turnover.
There are numerous ways for employees to pursue professional development. Follow these steps to find the program – or combination of programs – that works best for your team.
Addressing skill gaps among employees is essential for business owners and managers. You and your team managers or HR representatives should meet with your employees regularly to discuss each one’s job performance and areas where professional development would benefit them and the company. The conversation should include suggestions for improvement, showing the employee the company cares about them and their future.
Additionally, bouncing professional development ideas around the office empowers employees to play an important role in the program while encouraging personal and professional growth.
“Creating a culture of learning in the workplace is a shared responsibility,” Ridner said. He added that employees should feel free to suggest academic or professional development programs.
Businesses should consider forming partnerships or provide access to workplace education, like online lessons and in-house training sessions, Ridner said. You could also turn to online industry offerings or connect with experts in your field.
It’s crucial for employees to keep pace with societal and technological developments. Since rapid technology advancements impact most industries, professionals armed with diverse skills and abilities offer more flexibility and value to employers than those whose learning has stagnated.
“With the advent of technology and online learning, it’s easier and more inexpensive than ever to foster a culture of learning in the workplace,” Ridner said.
According to Ridner, employers should arrange brainstorming groups or mentorship programs to help staffers connect with one another. For example, Study.com organizes 24-hour “Rockethons,” during which the company forms small teams to discuss ideas, create prototypes, Strengthen tools and more. [Read related article: How to Find a Mentor]
Get an expert speaker or knowledgeable team member to teach your employees in an informal lunch setting. The expert can present to the team, and then employees can engage in a creative discussion with the expert, gaining front-row knowledge on a specific topic. This is a great monthly event that can help educate employees without taking up too much of their time. Many companies pay for lunch for the employees to eat while listening to the speakers, which gives staff an incentive to come and an even more positive association with the sessions.
While some staffers welcome professional development opportunities, others might be reluctant. As an employer, you should encourage educational pursuits in and out of the workplace. You could also organize initiatives to stimulate new ideas.
Key takeaway: Consult your employees on which professional development programs sound most helpful to them. Some ideas are lunch-and-learns, industry expert speakers, online courses, and/or internal mentorships.
Sammi Caramela and Skye Schooley contributed to the reporting and writing in this article. Some source interviews were conducted for a previous version of this article.
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The colors you see in a PDF file on your screen don't always translate precisely to the shades that appear when the document comes out of your printer. One possible reason for the variation involves color models. Digital device screens use a combination of three colors: red, green and blue, or RGB. In contrast, printers use four alternate base colors: cyan, magenta, yellow and black, or CMYK. If the colors of your logo, letterhead or marketing materials don't look right when you print them, change your PDF file's color model.
Click "File" in the top menu bar and select "Open." Locate your PDF file in the resulting dialog box and double-click its icon to select it.
Click the "Tools" button located near the top right corner of the program window.
Click the "Print Production" item.
Click the "Convert Colors" option.
Select the "Any Object, Any Colorspace, Convert to Profile" option within the Conversion Commands field.
Click the "Conversion Profile" drop-down menu and select "Photoshop 5 Default CMYK." Check the adjacent "Embed" box.
Check the following three boxes: "Preserve Black," "Promote Gray to CMYK Black" and "Preserve CMYK Primaries."
Select the pages you want to convert by clicking the corresponding option: "All" or "Current Page." To specify a range, click the "From" option and enter the starting and ending page numbers respectively in the adjacent fields.
Click "OK," then "Yes" when prompted to confirm your choices.
Click "File" in the top menu bar and select "Save."
Click "File" in the top menu bar and select "Open." Locate your PDF file in the resulting dialog box and double-click its icon to select it.
Click "Edit" in the top menu bar and select "Options."
Click the "Other" button in the resulting dialog box.
Select the "CMYK" option within the "Color Space Settings" section.
Click "OK" to confirm the change.
Click "File" in the top menu bar and select "Save."
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Professional liability insurance from Thimble is available for individuals in many different professions, including pet sitters, freelancers, event managers, beauty professionals, fitness professionals, and more.
One of the best features of Thimble is the flexibility it provides in policy terms and payment options. You can buy annual coverage, or purchase insurance for individual projects that only last a few days or weeks, so you’re not paying for coverage you don’t need.
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The Chaifetz School's Professional MBA program offers a nationally ranked education in the heart of St. Louis, helping members of the region's workforce advance their business knowledge and obtain the right credentials to accelerate their careers. The program's flexible format gives working professionals options to grow their skills and network in a way that works for them.
One size does not fit all. Here at the Chaifetz School, your MBA will be as unique as your career goals. Built from three innovative certificates, our stackable program provides the generalist business education an MBA is known for, along with the opportunity to pursue your interests through specialized certificates:
Take classes at your own pace and build your schedule each semester to fit your changing needs, whether you prefer to come to campus for in-person classes or need to take classes online to accommodate a busy travel schedule. With some specializations available 100% online, and a dedicated academic advisor to help you plan each semester based on work or family, you can finish your MBA in as little as 18 months as a business undergraduate student. With the entire program ranging from 33-39 credits, the average student graduates in 2 to 2.5 years.
U.S. News & World Report not only ranks the Chaifetz School's Professional MBA program a top part-time MBA program in the country, it also ranks the Chaifetz School a top institution for graduate study in entrepreneurship, international business and supply chain management.
As the oldest business school west of the Mississippi, the Chaifetz School has educated the business leaders of tomorrow for more than a century. That long history and Saint Louis University's deep roots in the heart of the city mean access to a vast network of alumni both here in St. Louis and across the world. More than 137,000 Billiken alumni live in all 50 states and 154 countries.
With in-demand skills and tangible experience, a Chaifetz School MBA will position you to accelerate your career. Leverage the program’s dedicated career staff and professional network to make your post-MBA goals a reality.
As a lifetime benefit for our alumni, career services don’t end at graduation. Need a resume reviewed or thinking about job transition? Simply reach out to our Valerie A. Davisson Career Resources Center and we’ll support you in reaching the pinnacle of your career.
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Thanks to the generosity of successful alumni and friends of Saint Louis University, earning a world-class MBA from the Chaifetz School of Business may not be as big of an investment as you think.