Why Get an MBA? | TopMBA.com

Why Get an MBA?

Why Get an MBA? Contrary to what some would have you believe, today's 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's MBA students? Here are some of the common reasons applicants gave for getting their MBA:

  • Career advancement and enacting career change
  • Professional development and acquiring new skills
  • Increasing salary earning potential
  • The chance to make a difference within an organization
  • Starting your own business
  • Life experience from the course itself and growing a professional network

To 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?

This article was originally published in January 2021 . It was last updated in March 2021

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