Pay for it­self ?

Finweek English Edition - - COVER STORY -

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.

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