Pay for itself ?
As with any investment, it is essential to work out whether or not you generate a real return or not, and this was a question we put to participants in the survey.
For those who believed that the MBA was worth what they paid for it, we asked how long they thought the payback period was for the return to be realised. This figure worked out to approximately 2.0 years, on average. This is up from 1.8 years in the previous survey.
Nearly a quarter of respondents felt that the MBA had paid for itself immediately after graduation, while only 8% felt it takes longer than five years for the return to be realised.
If the non-f inancial returns of the MBA were to be considered, it is likely that the payback period would be significantly shorter.