or working time.
The MBA is only one phase in a company’s career development strategy for its
high flyers. Referring people to study for an MBA is an indication of investing
in people, gaining the best out of them, this process creating professional leaders.
However, when MBA graduates work as managers, they want fundamental recognition
and respect for their abilities, including additional opportunities to grow swiftly.
An MBA program
is obviously targeted to add value to graduate students giving them business knowledge
and managerial skills. Experimental studies appear to offer support for this conflict.
In the USA,
Boyatzis and Renio (1989) have presented that an MBA program had an important
positive effect on graduates’ managerial competencies in many areas like
information analysis, quantitative analysis, and projects implementation.
At (2000) Yehuda Baruch,
University of East Anglia and Maury Peiperl, London Business School Yehuda
Baruch, University of East Anglia, undertake a research on The impact of an MBA
on graduate students careers The research suggest one general hypothesis, specifically
that the MBA have a positive effect in
achieving its planned goals. Specifically, acquisition an MBA will, provide
graduate students? with business knowledge and
managerial skills, improve performance as a leader, increase employability, improve
one’s ability to find and keep a job support career advancement, lead to
increased reward, either directly or through access to a fast-track promotion track
support graduate students to create career changes, from functional field to
To examination the hypotheses they compared MBA graduate students
with non-MBA graduate students, using coordinated samples in several companies.
The research took the form of the survey questionnaire, in the questionnaire
the participants were asked questions linking to their official education,
without any direct indication that the research was designed to measure the impact
of an MBA.
There are three groups of variables were identified and the results
collected as following
structure variables, containing formal performance evaluations, wages and general
evaluations from HR managers, wherever no significant differences were found
between the two populations.
about the future, with statistically significant differences, MBA graduated students predicted
achieving less senior final positions in their companies and presented