Is an MBA Degree Worth It?

Business school is all about investments and which ones pay off. The question that many potential MBA students wonder: Is an MBA degree worth it?

The infographic below highlights some of the benefits of completing your MBA degree rather than just hedging your bets on steady career advancement through hard work alone.

According to this infographic, an MBA degree will provide you with $3.2 million in lifetime earnings. In addition, these studies found that 36% of CEOs at top 100 companies in the Fortune 500 have MBAs and 39% of CEOs around the country have MBAs. In addition, MBA degrees provide you with the opportunities to remain more marketable and competitive and provide you with the skills to control situations more effectively compared to those without an MBA.

George Mason’s MBA program prepares the next generation of business leaders through a rigorous, stimulating business and management curriculum based on a global perspective, industry demand, and leadership. In short, a Mason MBA means you will be a career-ready graduate armed with the skills, knowledge, and network you need to pursue the career you want.

In George Mason’s MBA Program, 97% of graduates are employed at graduation, while 79% received a raise after receiving their MBA degree. Learn more about Mason’s MBA careers.

Is an MBA degree worth it?


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Jackie Buchy

Since 2011, I have served as the assistant dean for graduate enrollment at George Mason University's School of Business. In my role, I work with prospective graduate students to identify and select the best graduate program to meet their career goals.

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