The Benefits of an MBA Degree

A resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, Diane Kaern is a successful businesswoman who recently held the position of analytics and reporting manager for Hewlett-Packard. With an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, Diane Kaern possesses a wealth of experience that she applies in her career.

In recent years, Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degrees have grown in popularity and desirability, but the demanding and expensive nature of most MBA programs means it is not always the right choice for everyone. However, benefits exist for earning an MBA, one of which is better career opportunities. An MBA degree offers many graduates higher chances of obtaining high-level management positions. An estimated 70 percent of MBA graduates around the world hold senior management or board director positions.

MBA degrees also come with higher salaries and, in some cases, additional paid training. Many employers in today’s market opt to send their employees to business school as a way to retain quality employees for the long term. Many graduates receive salaries in the $70,000 to $120,000 range, depending on the field. Additionally, MBA students have a wealth of networking opportunities available to them.