Research Insights: June 2017 Featured Content

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Jun 20, 2017


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B-School Alumni With Longer Commute Times Report Lower Job Satisfaction

New data from the 2017 Alumni Perspectives Survey indicate that more time on the road is negatively related to job satisfaction.

June 20, 2017

For the first time, this year’s Alumni Perspectives Survey asked respondents to detail the length of their daily commute, which revealed a strong negative relationship between commute time and overall job satisfaction. Read more.

B-School Grads Are Successfully Negotiating Their Starting Salaries

Though a larger percentage of men than women in the Class of 2016 attempted to negotiate salaries, women had a slightly better success rate.

June 15, 2017

More than half of Class of 2016 business school graduates (55%) attempted to negotiate their starting salary for their post-graduation jobs, according to the results of the 2017 Alumni Perspectives Survey. Read more.

Many Business School Alumni Plan to Continue Their Education

More than 1 in 3 MBA alumni (36%) report plans to complete a certification program in the future.

June 13, 2017

Half of business school alumni (52%) plan to continue their education in some capacity, according to the results of the 2017 Alumni Perspectives Survey. Overall, business school alumni younger than 25 are nearly twice as likely to have plans to complete another business program than those 31 and older. Read more.