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Posted December 06, 2013 by

5 Ways Getting an MBA Will Benefit Your Employer

Graduation cap with tassel over MBA

Graduation cap with tassel over MBA. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It’s easy to see how earning an MBA would benefit you. Higher degrees usually result in higher pay, more extensive skill sets and better job opportunities. The question is: Why should your employer care?

Actually, improving your own professional appeal directly improves the appeal of the company you work for, which is something employers would equally benefit from. When recruiters search for new employees on everything from LinkedIn.com to career websites like job-applications.com, education is one of the first things they look for. Once they have an employee willing to further their education while staying loyal to the company, many employers are happy to help. But if you want to prepare your speech before you go talk to the boss, here are five reasons why your employer should support your decision to get an MBA. (more…)

Posted September 28, 2012 by

B-School Applicants Decline: Damn Shame or About Time?

Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroadsBy Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads

The B-school numbers are in and they aren’t pretty according to this recent WSJ article by Melissa Korn. 69% of the F/T, two-year MBA degree programs in the US experienced significant declines in 2012 while 79-80% of the schools in Asia (Pacific Rim and Central Asia respectively) experienced gains. Globally the drop-off is 22% after a decline of 10% last year.

While some of this can be attributed to a return to normalcy after significant gains by B-schools during the financial crisis, you also have to wonder about the continuing value of the product exiting the many hundreds of schools granting these degrees. (more…)