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MBA Success Stories: Everyone’s Path is Different

Whether you want to change industries, change career paths, start your own company, earn a promotion, or just get a raise, everyone has their own metric for success and reason to pursue and MBA degree. MBA success stories can be personal or professional but overwhelmingly, MBA degree holders credit their MBA program for faster career advancement.

In a 2016 alumni perspectives survey, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) found that 9 out of 10 business school alumni would pursue their degree all over again. The survey also found that

  • 93% of management graduates say their education was rewarding to them personally
  • 89% say it was rewarding to them professionally
  • 75% say their graduate management education was rewarding to them financially

According to this survey, on average, alumni recoup their business school investment in less than 4 years after graduation, and 3 in 4 alumni say their degree provided them with faster career advancement.

Take a look at the infographic below for more statistics from this survey.

Alumni credit Mason for their MBA success stories:

“You’ve got an incredible range of people here. Engineers, accountants, consultants, marketers, financial analysts, project managers, and they come from a who’s who of companies from across the DC region. You couldn’t ask for a better networking opportunity than a Mason MBA.” -Matthew Kramer ’11 Mason MBA, Director of Communications, Fortune 100 Company

“I’ve been able to take the things that I was learning in class and apply them on the job, the next day in some cases.” -J.J. Campbell ’10 Mason MBA, Vice President, Blake Real Estate

Located in the metro Washington, D.C., area, 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. It prepares MBA graduates with the skills they need to pursue the careers 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 MBA program and alumni after graduation.

Let Mason Help With Your Success Story.

Download the Mason MBA eBook titled “5 Things You Need in an MBA Program” to learn more.


gmac mba success infographic

Source: GMAC

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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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