Are you ready for an MBA Degree?

When to pursue an MBA degree is a question that looms on the minds of many professionals. It is important to gain enough work experience to provide context to what you learn in an MBA program. Having too much work experience could limit the ROI of the new knowledge and skills take that an MBA degree offers.

The decision as to if you are ready to pursue an MBA degree comes down to personal choice, financial obligations, and often time. The Mason MBA requires a minimum of 2 years of professional experience and students average 8 years of experience. It is important to remember that the sooner you pursue an MBA degree, the sooner you have the opportunity to harness your new skills for career success.

Take a look at the infographics below from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)’s 2016 Year-End Poll of Employers. According to the first graphic, MBA salaries are expected to rise in 2017 compared to 2016.

  • 19% of salaries are expected to increase above the inflation rate
  • 39% of salaries are expected to increase with the rate of inflation

In addition, this survey found that employers are offering more MBA internships. In 2017, 66% of employers are expected to offer MBA internships, which provide MBA students added advantages to get their foot in the door or additional work experience that they may be looking for.

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 #53 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.

Download the MBA eBook titled 5 Things You Need in an MBA Program today for more information.


GMAC MBA degree salaries rising

Source: GMAC

GMAC MBA internships

Source: GMAC

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