Simply put, earning power is your potential to get paid for the skills you bring to the workplace. Our research of current b-school grad students, alumni, and recruiters continues to show us that higher education leads to greater marketability, which leads to greater earning power. Greater earning power leads to greater job satisfaction…as well as greater ability to succeed in a rapidly changing economy.
Class of 2010 business school graduates had a lot to say about their education and its impact. In September 2010, about 800 still-new graduates told us that their starting salaries met or exceeded their expectations. Three out of five of these alums told us they considered the value of their graduate business degree excellent to outstanding in terms of boosting their earning power and putting their careers on a higher trajectory.