Investing in an MBA pays off for many graduates in the long run. An MBA may lead to better paying jobs, promotions, and multiple employment offers.
Consider these numbers*:
- MBA students who graduated in 2012 received a median starting salary of $85,000.
- Nearly 92% of the MBA class of 2012 were
employed at graduation. Nearly 70% secured a job before leaving school.
- The top three industries for employment for MBA graduates in 2012 were Technology, Products/Services and Consulting.
*Source: September 2012 GMAC Alumni Perspectives Survey
Business schools have a vested interest in ensuring you get a job after graduating from their programs. Most B-schools offer career placement help through a dedicated on-campus office or through the alumni association.
Friendships and networking
MBA courses are increasingly designed to incorporate team and group project work. You will have ample opportunities to make life-long friends and meet future professional contacts.