The value of management education: Views of graduates on the benefits of doing a MBA


MBA alumni are exceptionally well placed to evaluate management education in terms of its real impacts on students against current, and expected, needs. This paper reports the results of a survey of graduates of one MBA course to identify which aspects of the course its graduates valued highly and the extent of the contribution of their MBA to career changes that have followed their completion of the course. The benefits of the program to graduates, in terms of relevance, knowledge gained, behaviour changed and outcomes achieved were judged to be substantial. The MBA is seen as a significant factor in career change and development.

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Ainsworth, M., Morley, C. The value of management education: Views of graduates on the benefits of doing a MBA. High Educ 30, 175–187 (1995).

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  • Management Education
  • Real Impact
  • Career Change