2008 MBA Alumni Perspectives Survey Report

2008 Alumni Perspectives Survey Cover

February 09, 2009

The MBA Alumni Perspectives Surveys are biannual follow-up studies of past participants in the annual Global MBA Graduate Surveys—GMAC surveys administered to students in their final year of graduate management programs.


This report provides context and a holistic view of survey findings from the April and September 2007 GMAC Alumni Perspectives Surveys.

Quick Facts

  • Financial outcomes drive overall satisfaction with the graduate business degree.
  • About six months after graduation, alumni recoup 47% of their investment made in education, and about half of the alumni recoup the full investment within seven years.
  • A majority of alumni feel that pursuing a graduate business degree—as well as their choice of school, program, and area of academic concentration—was the right decision.