Diversity of thought and skill sets is what breeds innovation.”
“Not everyone in our class had an MBA in business. We approached problem-solving from different angles, not just preserving the bottom line,” says Mayra Medrano, a 2020 Kogod MBA graduate.
Nine out of 10 Say It’s Worth It
According to a vast majority of alums, business school is worth the time and expense. 87 percent of the 3,600 grads surveyed by GMAT last year cite a positive return on investment. Most also say earning an MBA increases their employability.
MBA graduates earn significantly more than they would without their degree—and receive higher earnings throughout their careers.
At Kogod, the average salary among 2022 full-time MBA graduates who accepted jobs and reported salaries was more than $105,000. According to GMAT, this is $10,000 more annually than what the same employers paid new hires without the degree in 2022.
Most 2022 graduates also received job offers within three months of graduation, opportunities largely facilitated through school events like career fairs, mock interviews, and networking panels.
Kogod’s Office of Career Engagement offers similar activities that help set students up for success, including:
- Hiring fairs with top companies like Deloitte and KPMG
- Help with resumes, cover letters, and salary negotiation
- Free career coaching services to help students hone specific business skills
“For those ready to dedicate the time to gain knowledge, skills, and experience to be competitive in the marketplace, business school can be an excellent investment,” says Andrea Carpenter, Kogod’s assistant dean for career services.
We know MBA-level jobs are competitive, and we provide the resources and personalized career support to help students land top internships and jobs.”
Is Business School Right for Me?
Ultimately, choosing to earn a graduate business degree is a personal choice. Only you can decide if pursuing an MBA is the best decision for your future.
When considering if you should apply, a few questions you might ask yourself include:
- Do you have the personal time and energy required to prioritize the degree?
- Will the long-term payoff of an MBA outweigh your short-term costs?
- Have you reached a stalling point in your career, and an MBA could help move you forward?
- Do you work in a different field and want to create new career opportunities?
An MBA and the business school experience can be a lifelong investment in your professional success. For many—especially those in pursuit of more considerable heights in their careers—the investment is worth it…but of course, we think so.
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