Most Satisfied MBA Grads? Stanford

April 17, 2014 • Stanford • Views: 1078

This place makes the happiest MBA grads.

This place makes the happiest MBA grads.

There are lots of measurements for the success of an MBA program; most of them we see floated around are monetary and have to do with compensation packages earned in the first year after graduation. Is an MBA worth it, seems to be the perennial question. With the high cost of some of these programs (Stanford is in the neighborhood of $100,000 a year once living expenses, study trips etc. are factored in) it’s understandable that compensation is emphasized. There are loans to pay back after all. But Forbes surveyed 17,000 grads from the Class of 2008 for their b-school rankings and asked about more than just compensation. They quizzed alums on a few things – level of satisfaction with education, the preparation it gave them and with their current job. The survey showed Stanford grads finding “contentment outside of big, traditional companies as nearly half of them go on to start a business.” Stanford didn’t have the highest job satisfaction though, that went to grads of the Haas School of Business at Berkeley. In fact, for job satisfaction, Stanford ranked fourth, which is more proof perhaps that money doesn’t buy happiness, not even job happiness. For the full story from Forbes, visit Stanford Is Tops For The Most Satisfied MBA Graduates

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