Research Insights: May 2017 Featured Content

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May 16, 2017


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Part Time MBA

Today’s Part-Time MBA Students Receive Less Employer Financial Support with More Strings Attached

Just 14 percent of the part-time MBA Class of 2016 received full tuition support from their employer.

Among surveyed alumni who completed a part-time MBA in the 1980s, half (50%) received full tuition support from their employer to complete their degree and just 14 percent say that accepting the funding required a postgraduate work commitment. Data from the part-time MBA Class of 2016 reveals how the funding dynamic has changed for professional MBA students. Read more.

Alumni Perspective

Alumni’s Perception of the Value of Their Degree Changes with Time

Insights from the 2017 Alumni Perspectives Survey detail how alumni value their degree financially, professionally, and financially.

Though the clear majority of recent graduates recognize the immediate professional and personal value of their business school experience, for many alumni it takes time to fully appreciate the financial value of their degree. Read more.

Interpersonal Skills

B-School Alumni Say Interpersonal Skills Critical to Success at All Job Levels

The strategic skill sets alumni developed in b-school take on greater importance as they move up the corporate ladder.

Data analyzed in the 2017 Alumni Perspectives Survey Report highlight how the long hours that students spend working together and thinking collaboratively in groups may be what truly helps them succeed professionally, especially as they pay their dues in lower-level positions. Read more.