Earning an executive M.B.A. degree can provide a boost to your career prospects. But it’s not easy earning those degrees; It takes loads of time and money.
It’s helpful, then, to know which schools have the executive M.B.A. programs that offer the most payback for your dollars.
The editors at the Wall Street Journal recently studied these programs to determine just that. The paper ranked the top exeuctive M.B.A. programs in terms of how much money they returned on students’ investment during the first five years after these students officially earned their new degrees.
Texas A&M Mays School of Business topped the list, bringing a five-year return on investment of 243 percent. The University of Florida’s Warrington School of Business came in second at 243 percent, while Ohio State University’s Fisher School of Business came at third with a return of 170 percent.
These are definitely rankings to consider when applying for an executive M.B.A. program. In any economy, you don’t want to waste your dollars. But that’s especially true today.