Category Archives: MBA

How to Pay For an MBA

The motivation behind getting an MBA is clear; however, the increasing cost of earning such a degree can be daunting for many. It’s important to understand just how much an MBA costs and the strategies to help pay for it.


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]

The Top 10 MBA Jobs (by salary and satisfaction)

The age-old question for MBA students and prospective students: what’s the return on my investment? How much will I get paid after school? There’s certainly no shortage of requests on message boards about this very topic. These inquiries are answered with average salary reports – say, by school, or by industry.  While these rankings are useful, […]

The top 15 companies ranked by MBA women

Earning an MBA opens the door to great career opportunities, and choosing between thousands of companies can be hard. There’s no one-size-fits-all firm, but we’ve analyzed our data to identify employers highly rated by the female MBAs currently working there. Read on to discover which companies did (and didn’t) make the list of top companies for […]