Monday, November 11, 2013
The Value of an MBA
What is the value of an MBA? This is a similar question to the value of a bachelor’s degree (especially in Sociology or Fine Arts). In general “value” might be considered as the ratio of benefits to cost.
My experience working for and managing the hiring process for big companies tells me that a year or two after graduation, managers and employers could care less what degree one has. Instead they care about: 1) how intelligent you are 2) how hard you work and 3) your common sense.
MBAs may get higher starting salaries but after a couple of years, dynamic companies care about what you are bringing to the party today rather than your “credentials”.