CHICAGO TRIBUNE COLUMNIST QUOTES DOUG
BRAITHWAITE ON B-SCHOOL RETURN ON INVESTMENT
AdmissionsConsultants Senior Consultant
and former Harvard Business School Director of
Doug Braithwaite was quoted in
a recent article on MBA planning by the Chicago Tribune's
Doug was asked what prospective
applicants should consider when calculating the return on
investment they can expect from an MBA program. He responded, "It's a
very personal decision," noting that different
individuals have different concerns:
Generally, if you want to enhance your skills but stay within the same career, you're better off in
a part-time program, Braithwaite said.
But if you're switching careers – say you've been an engineer or working on Capitol
Hill in Washington – you'll get more from a full-time program, which tends to offer more comprehensive career services....
[A]n MBA is a long-term investment, and its value very likely won't take the form of instant wealth.
Rather, Braithwaite said, "You may not always get richer or famous with an MBA. But you may enjoy the job you're doing a lot better."
To read more, see "Examine Costs, Benefits
of an MBA," by Carolyn Bigda, in the Business Section
of the August 27, 2006 Chicago Tribune.
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