Author: Brian Mitchell

Part-Time MBA vs Full-Time MBA

Part-Time MBA vs Full-Time MBA

The value of earning an MBA degree has never been higher. For students, the financial return on investment is usually quite significant. Just as important, and sometimes overlooked, is the value to the organizations and communities today’s MBA graduates are being trained to deliver. The need for principled leaders who can create and manage viable businesses that meet the needs of individuals and society is on display everywhere we look. Fortunately, there are also more pathways to earning an MBA than ever. A common question we answer is which MBA is the right fit for me — a Part-Time...

Goizueta Business School

Value of an MBA: Is an MBA Worth It?

The business environment of today requires leaders who are skilled at managing much more than the bottom line. The relationship between business and society has enormous implications and has never been more critical. As evidence, consider how over 180 of the nation’s top CEOs have redefined the purpose of a corporation, through the guidance of The Business Roundtable just over a year ago. Of course shareholders are not forgotten, but the prominence of employees, suppliers, and communities is a notable evolution.  So what does that mean for the value of an MBA? Is it still worth the investment? That...

Usha Rackliff, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Accounting, teaching an Evening MBA Class.

What to look for in an MBA curriculum

There are certain courses and concepts every MBA student should master: time value of money, regression analysis, business strategy, and market segmentation to name a few. Faculty members generally agree on some common elements of required MBA “core” curricula. That list has grown over the years as important topics such as ethics and leadership are now required in many MBA programs.  The Business Roundtable’s acknowledgment that corporations are powerful social actors will have many implications on how business schools prepare leaders today and into the future, just as Milton Friedman’s prioritization of shareholder value has for the past 50...

Five Ways Millennials Have Improved MBA Programs

5 ways millennials have improved MBA programs

Of the many changes in MBA programs over the past decade, one of the most significant has been the generational shift of the student body. The Millennial generation began entering full-time MBA programs in large numbers in the late 2000s and has since grown into the predominant student population. Most of what is written about Millennials is not exactly high praise. However, like all large populations, we understand them better when we segment them. There is a segment of high-achieving Millennials who deserve substantial credit for the re-inventing of the MBA experience. Here are five ways Millennial students have...