Is a Part-time MBA Degree Worth It?

Would you do it all over again? 92% of men said “Yes” and would recommend a part-time MBA degree to others.

According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) Alumni Perspective Survey

  • 59% of men say they have received a promotion since earning their MBA degree
  • 67% said that their degree was an excellent or outstanding value

In term of the most valuable outcomes from their part-time MBA degrees:

  • 91% said preparation for leadership positions
  • 88% said preparation for career
  • 85% said increased earnings power

Many MBA graduates found themselves in varying industries after completing their MBA degree, including

  • 19% finance/accounting
  • 17% products/services
  • 15% manufacturing
  • 11% health care/pharmaceuticals
  • 10% government/nonprofit

Take a look at the infographic below for additional statistics about men and part-time MBA degrees.





Located in the metro Washington, D.C. area, George Mason’s Part-time 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. Mason graduates are prepared with the skills they need to pursue the career they want. Mason’s MBA program is ranked #74 on the “Best Part-time MBA” list by U. S. News & World Report. Dedicated career services staff offers personalized career consulting services to students during the program and alumni after graduation.

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Paige Wolf

As director of graduate programs at George Mason's School of Business, my vision is to have a vibrant, collegial community of active learners who develop enduring professional relationships with faculty, staff, and fellow students while pursuing their degrees. Prior to this position, I spent 11 years with the School of Business as an associate professor of management teaching both MBA and undergraduate courses in organizational behavior and human resource management. I have more than 16 years of experience as an internal and external consultant on strategic human resource initiatives including team building, organizational development, competency modelling, performance management, employee selection systems, career planning, employee training and development, leadership assessment, and human resource audits.

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