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The added value of MBA studies – graduates’ perceptions

Yehuda Baruch (School of Management, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK,)
Anne Leeming (City University Business School, London, UK)

Personnel Review

ISSN: 0048-3486

Article publication date: 1 October 2001


The goal of Master Business Administration (MBA) programmes is to add value to its graduates and make them better managers. Reports on a study which provides a comprehensive evaluation for the impact of an MBA programme of a leading UK business school on the competencies, skills, self‐perception and careers of its graduates. The results demonstrate the value that these MBA studies generate for individuals and their employers. Based on responses of 344 graduates, now working managers, the output of the study clearly indicates the value they have gained from their MBA. This is seen in increased managerial skills, self‐confidence and several aspects of career development.



Baruch, Y. and Leeming, A. (2001), "The added value of MBA studies – graduates’ perceptions", Personnel Review, Vol. 30 No. 5, pp. 589-602.




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