Although part-time MBA programs in the US remain popular among applicants and recruiters alike and do not appear to struggle the way their full-time counterparts do, they haven’t been growing in demand for many years, which does give cause for concern, according to the recent GMAC report.
Online learning continues to grow both in popularity and reputation. Advances in technology, together with more careful planning, has led to many institutions offering online courses that provide just as much depth and personalized instruction as their on-campus equivalents.
According to the recent 2017 MBA CSEA Fall Recruiting Trends Survey by the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, compared to last year’s data, MBA graduates and other master’s degree holders are being recruited much more often in the tech, consulting and some other industries.
To get a corporate executive job, Maria Jimenez decided to obtain an MBA degree. However, having seen her colleagues at the IT department of Tecnoquimicas – a pharmaceutical company – she eventually changed her mind.