A new report finds that STEM programs and professional degrees often pay off, while those in arts and humanities frequently do not. Many M.B.A. programs also offer a negative return on investment.
It’s no secret that some advanced degrees don’t pay off. But a new report from the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity offers some surprising insights—including that 60 percent of M.B.A.s and other business-related master’s degrees fail to provide a positive return.
The report, “Is Graduate School Worth It? A Comprehensive Return on Investment Analysis,” analyzes data for nearly 14,000 graduate degrees—11,600 master’s degrees plus 2,300 doctoral and professional degrees—at 1,441 universities.
“I think one of the biggest takeaways is the results for master’s degrees. We find that 40 percent of master’s degrees show negative ROI, that they do not have financial value after accounting for the cost of...
Venture capital investors need to put BIG dollars to work and have a short time frame (5-7 years typically). THEY need startups to move fast. And, yes, if you have 5–10 competitors getting market share then more invested capital will pay off. However, the smartest founders take another approach and raise less money at higher valuations later.
This alternative is a multi-step market entry strategy where a startup starts in a smaller niche to get some traction, proof of concept and cash-flow. Which they should always try to do anyway. The niche targeting requires less marketing and sales expense and gets higher sales conversion and ROI. Then they expand the target market with more/better product(s) or by selling in other markets (niches or verticals). Building a portfolio of niches and/or product before they go head-to-head with bigger competitors
You do not need $50 million in investment...
The cost of an Executive MBA could set you back substantially, but it doesn't have to. Here are 10 of the most affordable EMBA programs.
Choosing to study an Executive MBA (EMBA) isn’t cheap. The world of graduate management education demands high fees in exchange for the return on investment you see if you work hard during your degree.
But going to business school to gain the experience and skills needed for executive leadership doesn’t have to break the bank. Although Executive MBA programs do tend to lean on the expensive side, not all the world’s top programs will set you back six figures.
Here are 10 of the most affordable Executive MBA programs, according to the Business Because Special Report, Executive MBA Insights: 10 Leadership Challenges For 2022.
In at number 10 is the Executive MBA at Santa Clara University’s (SCU) Leavey School of...
The director of the George Washington University College of Medicine argues that the brain of an elderly person is much more plastic than is commonly believed. At this age, the interaction of the right and left hemispheres of the brain becomes harmonious, which expands our creative possibilities. That is why among people over 60 you can find many personalities who have just started their creative activities.
Of course, the brain is no longer as fast as it was in youth. However, it wins in flexibility. That is why, with age, we are more likely to make the right decisions and are less exposed to negative emotions. The peak of human intellectual activity occurs at about 70 years old, when the brain begins to work at full strength.
Over time, the amount of myelin in the brain increases, a substance that facilitates the rapid passage of signals between neurons. Due to this, intellectual abilities are increased by 300%...
Amid the economic upheaval of the pandemic, it may seem counterintuitive that startups have reached unparalleled levels
“With three months left in this unparalleled year, it now seems almost certain that the elevated pace of...
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The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business reported the median salary for this year’s graduates grew $5,000 to hit $155,000.
Pay for business-school graduates rebounded to new heights this year after flat lining early in the pandemic.
Salaries for newly minted M.B.A.s are hitting record highs as consulting firms, banks and technology companies lure top business-school graduates into their ranks in a tight labor market.
Both the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business reported the median salary for this year’s graduates grew $5,000 to hit $155,000. It was Wharton’s highest-recorded median base salary, with 99% of students seeking jobs receiving an offer. Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business said the average annual salary for its M.B.A.s rose 4% compared with last year to more than $141,000—also a new high.
Pandemic-related management challenges, from...
Ousted Temple Fox Dean Moshe Porat
After nearly three years and almost $120,000 in federal loans, Ibrahim Fetahi says his degree from Temple University’s Richard J. Fox School of Business and Management is not worth the hefty investment nor his nearly $100,000 in outstanding debt.
“In my mind, I paid for fine dining, but I got McDonald’s. Yes, I got food, but I didn’t get the quality I paid for, or the service,” Fetahi testified today (November 10) in the federal criminal trial of Moshe Porat.
Porat is the former Fox dean
accused of cheating on several U.S. News & World Report rankings, leading to four consecutive national No. 1 online MBA rankings before the scheme unraveled in January 2018. The trial resumed today (November 10) in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania district court following...
Are you in charge of innovation? Every CEO is. And many others should be too.
Peter Drucker famously said: “Companies have only two jobs: Marketing and Innovation”. I believe he is 100% correct as everything else is relatively easy. The other things do not need much creativity, which is the rarest resource. This is why Hollywood screen writers, Producers, top Directors and Authors make very big bucks. Not to mention successful Entrepreneurs like Elon Musk. Who BTW spends almost all his time on product focused innovation.
These two videos, and guiding a client who is doing their first major software development product, inspired me to write this article today. The best companies understand these ideas. You need to watch these two TED Talks. Both are worth watching on how ideas/creativity can be enhanced. This is one of many approaches, but one very company needs to facilitate deep in their...
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