How Valuable is an MBA?
The Graduate Management Admissions Council’s 2012 survey of employers and graduate students shows the increasing value of the MBA in the U.S. job market.
79 percent of companies surveyed plan to hire recent MBA graduates within the year, at an average of 17 new hires per firm
67 percent of MBA students reported a job offer in hand upon graduation – an all-time record
Four out of five graduating students felt their degree gave them a competitive advantage and prepared them for better jobs
The MBA also allows greater career mobility and advancement as well as career path and industry flexibility. Projections by the Georgetown University Center for Education and the Workforce indicate that 63 percent of jobs will require postsecondary education by 2018 nationally and 57 percent in Pennsylvania by 2018. It also projects that over 125,000 jobs in management, business operations, financial specialists and sales will require a graduate degree.