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The long-term investment of a MBA

by Jean Guarino
Publication: Sun-Times Media

August 13, 2012


In today’s uncertain economy both recent graduates and working professionals are taking a hard look at the value of an MBA. They are questioning whether the future benefits associated with an advanced business degree outweigh the significant investment of both time and money they are required to make today.

Determining the value of an MBA begins with a little introspection.

“Before you can choose the right program you have to understand what your career goals are and know exactly what you want to get out of an advanced business degree,” said Andrew Sama, associate director of admissions for the MBA Program at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

“And, for most people, that knowledge can only come after they have been in the work force managing people or budgets and problem solving,” he added.

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