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?"
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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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.
It's an MBA right and not a MBA
Correct. Definitely "an MBA" for the reasons that Woodward has mentioned above.
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."
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"