Posted on August 30, 2012 by GMAC
The value of the MBA goes beyond purely financial estimates, as the degree also offers great potential for personal and professional development, satisfaction, and achievement. GMAC collected data from nearly 4,000 alumni, as well as thousands of this year’s graduating students and the employers planning to hire them and their feedback attests to the value of an MBA* degree.
Of course, your decision to earn an MBA is a highly personal one and frankly, the most compelling reasons for doing so lie not just in the statistical data, but also in the personal stories of students and alumni who can tell you about their experiences in an MBA program and beyond. Scroll down further to read two such personal stories from current second-year MBAs. (more…)
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Posted on August 15, 2012 by GMAC
A glance at the boards of most Fortune 500 or S&P 500 companies will reveal plenty of MBAs working behind the scenes. Earning a management degree is a US corporate rite of passage and the MBA is, for many firms, a stepping stone to executive-level positions.
Companies in other parts of the world are following suit, witness the CEO of Japanese online retailer Rakuten (Harvard Business School), the chairman of Indian IT services giant Infosys (IIM-Ahmadabad) and the executive VP for Innovation at L’Oreal (INSEAD), to name a few with advanced business degrees.
Typically MBAs, with their broad management training combined with several years of work experience, are placed in generalist, analyst and strategy positions in large firms. Some companies have customized recruiting schemes to attract business school grads with an annual intake of MBAs who are placed on a rotational program to experience different commercial aspects of the business.
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