Why Get an MBA? Contrary to what some would have you believe, today\u0027s MBA students are motivated by more than just a higher paycheck. How do we know? Every year, the QS TopMBA.com Applicant Survey provides insight into the thinking behind the decisions of MBA candidates. This year, only a third of applicants cited salary as their main motivation for getting an MBA. So, what are the main motivators driving today\u0027s MBA students? Here are some of the common reasons applicants gave for getting their MBA:\r\n\r\n\r\n\tCareer advancement and enacting career change\r\n\tProfessional development and acquiring new skills\r\n\tIncreasing salary earning potential\r\n\tThe chance to make a difference within an organization\r\n\tStarting your own business\r\n\tLife experience from the course itself and growing a professional network\r\n\r\n\r\nTo learn more about why people choose an MBA over the many business management course options out there, download our free e-paper, Why Get an MBA?