Press Release #4
Military Officers Define Value of MBA: Military MBA Poll Suggests Focus on Career, Not Money
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The latest poll by Military MBA suggests that, for the majority of
military officers, the value of obtaining a Master of Business Administration
(MBA) degree is most often defined by the prospect of future career
opportunities. Employment data shows that an MBA degree translates to higher
earnings, but officers ranked income potential as second in what motivates them
to pursue the degree.
According to this value poll, officers also feel
that acquiring more business skills and knowledge through an MBA program will
add value to their existing leadership experience and technical competencies.
With 40% of the current corporate management population reaching
retirement within the next four years, these Value Poll results are particularly
relevant to corporate recruiters. According to a Wall Street Journal/Harris
Interactive Business School survey, approximately 75% of corporate recruiters
cited leadership potential as a critical attribute required of MBA job
With proven track records of leadership experience in one of
America's largest organizations - the Armed Forces - officers with MBAs are
uniquely poised to fill the coming corporate retirement gap and capitalize on
corporate management demand. This is validated by officers transitioning out of
the military. Most of these former officers are reporting 100% employment to
Military MBA, with as many as three job offers upon graduation with an MBA
Results from the Value Poll and helpful information and
resources for military officers considering an MBA are available here.
Military MBA is an education and employment network for military
officers who are interested in obtaining and applying their MBA graduate degree.
The network provides field support, resources, and specific data for officers
who wish to advance their career. More information is available at
http://www.militarymba.net or by calling 435-649-2190.
Contact: Military MBA, Salt Lake City
Greg Eisenbarth, 435-649-2190
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