Do employers view all MBA degrees as equal?
I am trying to decide which would be the better choice. Do the huge fees that you pay for the private business school pay off in great expected earning potential??
No, they are not at all similar.
A Harvard or Stanford or Dartmouth MBA is completely different. The large tuition for these schools pays off in these schools putting out grads with over double the average starting salary of the average MBA grad, and over 95% of them having high grades upon graduation. If you have any doubt, look up some statistics from businessweek or US news and world report on graduate business schoosl.
Only a few public institutions offer strong MBAs. Berkeley and UNC-Chapel Hill are two of these, and they offer very strong MBAs for a cheap in-state price. However, they are the exception, not the rule.
Online degrees are generally the weakest type of degree and won't help you much unless you can also back up your credentials with strong references and business work experience. However, if you do have strong references and experience, an online degree can really help you out.
Not all MBAs are equal. Just like going to a top tier college versus a second or third tier, most employers seek out the best and most of the time they judge you by where you went to school.
I have reviewed alot of resumes and one of the things i look at first is where they went to school and relevant experience they may have. So if you have no experience, you have to have graduated from a really good school to even be considered for some elite positions.
Most of the time, the harderthe position to get, the better the salary.
no, a degree from a top school will give you a greater leverage for future employment
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