What is the ROI of an MBA from ASU?
Graduating with an MBA degree or specialized masters degree from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University allows you to start your career with a distinct advantage — especially if you are interested in pursuing a specific path after you graduate.
W. P. Carey alumni offer unique perspectives on program experiences
Veronica Aguilar (MBA ’21) came to W. P. Carey to grow her business skills and become a stronger advocate for the communities she serves. “Meeting incredible faculty, staff, and connections here at W. P. Carey allowed me to get promoted within my organization and lead a national team,” she says. “It was because of what I learned in the classroom directly that my professional career grew.”
Elvis Diaz (MBA ’19) appreciated how W. P. Carey helped him during the job recruitment process. “I was given 1:1 attention to really pinpoint the things about me that were great that I often overlook,” he says. “I had a strong support system in the W. P. Carey Career Services Center, navigating the intense recruitment process that comes with being an MBA student.”
Lelle Wang (MBA ’23) says her experience at W. P. Carey has been meaningful. She looks forward to staying connected to the school after graduation. “It’s an amazing environment, where if you work hard you can succeed.”
Alumni across schools confirm the value of a business graduate degree
According to a recent GMAC survey snapshot of 4,658 respondents, nearly nine of ten alumni report a positive return on investment (ROI) from their graduate business education.
Alumni surveyed by GMAC said that their professional situation (88%), personal situation (72%), and financial situation (70%) have been improved after attending business school.
The survey findings from Alumni Perspectives on the Value of Graduate Management Education (GMAC 2021) reported overall alumni satisfaction around their ability to grow and advance due to their educational experiences:
- 87% reported a positive return on investment
- 87% increased their employability
- 84% improved their professional situation
- 79% increased their earnings power
- 77% prepared for leadership positions
- 76% developed their professional network
Graduate management education also boosts salary — data shows that nearly 60% of alumni have increased their salaries to higher income ranges. Employers are willing to pay a premium for the skills that business school alumni have, and according to the 2021 Corporate Recruiters Survey, this premium could help an MBA graduate earn $3 million more than someone holding a bachelor’s degree.
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