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Please help settle a dispute between a colleague of mine and me. Which is best usage in a resume_: "a MBA" or "an MBA"? I maintain that, since a resume is essentially a marketing tool, colloquial usage rings truer in the reader's ear and trumps the usual rule of using "a" before a consonant. Who says, "I have _a MBA?"
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When the letter M is pronounced, it sounds like "em" so since it begins with a vowel sound and we are saying the letters one by one, I would say "an" MBA.
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Use "an". The letter "M" is prounounced "em". The sound is key. This is also true with the letter"N".

It is correct to say " Use the article "an" preceeding an m or an n."
It would be incorrect to say " Use the article "a" preceeding a m or a n."
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The correct usage would be "an MBA" special cases like "letters" where the pronunciation is vowel sounding and words like "hour"where the constant is silent the proper usage is grammatically "an"... But as I seen stated in the comments... Pronouns shouldn't be used on resumes. It should be done in list form... Except for the area where you would put additional comments or description of self...
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I think the best way to handle it on a resume is not to say I.
Under education just put MBA university of....
Rarely have I heard of the pronoun I being used on a resume. So leave it out.
In general writing a would be correct as m is a consonant sound.

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It's an MBA right and not a MBA
Correct. Definitely "an MBA" for the reasons that Woodward has mentioned above.
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Career Service at my university says it is an MBA not a MBA
It is simple. We use an before a vowel sound, and a before a consonant sound.

Since M it is pronounce /am/ you have a vowel sound first in MBA you need "an"
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