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How Much Does an MBA Increase Your Salary?

Here at Transparent, we are often asked whether an MBA degree is “worth it” for prospective students, and as MBA alumni ourselves we have often wondered how exactly to quantify the value of our degrees. Fortunately, our TransparentCareer platform specializes in gathering and sharing data on employee compensation and cultural values, particularly for the graduate […]

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These Cultural Factors drive MBAs Overall Satisfaction

On TransparentCareer, candidates rate their current position on eight separate cultural factors, using a scale of 1-10. This report reveals the overall satisfaction ratings for 2015-2018 MBA classes based on factors across all major industries such as (1) Compensation, (2) Benefits and Perks, (3) Brand and Prestige, (4) Opportunity for Advancement, (5) Quality of Co-Workers, […]

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Best & Worst Industries for Career Advancement for MBAs

You’ve heard phrases such as “the sky’s the limit” all your life. However, does this childhood expression translate to the post-graduate employment world? As a graduate student, you funnel your ambition into your studies, internships, and eventual careers. While many factors can help you decide which industry you’d like to pursue a career in, it […]

Funding Your MBA Degree: Like A Quilt, Not A Blanket

  Whether you choose to study in your home country or you’re headed overseas, getting an MBA is expensive. Taking a year or two away from work combined with the cost of your studies can require some financial acrobatics.   For many students, a loan seems like just the warm blanket you’ll need to make […]

This Credit Card Giant Brings Innovation & Flexibility Back to Finance

  Picture a typical office. Okay – now picture a typical office of a financial services company. Boring? Drab? Stuffy? Check, check, check. Now, just picture the exact opposite, and you’ve nailed Discover Financial Services‘ new office in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, affectionately dubbed “The 606”. Floor-to-ceiling glass paves the entryway, huge windows overlook a […]

Top 5 Must-Have Resources for MBAs

As MBAs, we’re pulled in a lot of directions. Like, a lot. First there’s actually getting into your target schools – countless hours spent on essays, soliciting cover letters, etc. As if that’s not hard enough, there’s the excruciating financial aid process. And you know, classes. Those too. When recruiting hits, you’re already underwater.

The top 10 jobs for MBA grads…by effective hourly wage

It’s no secret that pursuing an MBA can earn you serious cash, but post-grad jobs typically come with super long work weeks. So, we’ve compared average salaries and weekly hours to see which MBA careers actually have the best effective hourly wage. As always, you can sign up for free to get personalized salary benchmarking […]

The Top 5 MBA Programs for getting a job in Tech

The tech industry is heating up, and MBA grads are pursuing it in record numbers. Some speculate that the more laid-back culture typical of tech firms is luring grads away from the highest paying jobs. We’ve combed through our 500,000+ data points to surface the top MBA programs for breaking into tech.   1. University […]

How much more could you make with an MBA?

If you’re thinking of a full-time MBA, chances are you’re looking to switch careers. If you’re like most people, that is – because an incredible 87% of all MBAs report switching careers by changing either their job function or industry.  Even more incredible, 7 of 10 MBAs reported successfully switching both job function and industry. […]

Finally…a better Glassdoor.

Am I paid fairly?  We’ve all asked this question at one time or another – maybe during yearly performance reviews, possibly as students applying for jobs, or as working professionals trying to make a career change. So we go to the vast web of the internet for data, using sites like Glassdoor.