Shocking! MBA students care about more than money

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
The image of MBAs that most people have is probably not a good one. But a new study from the Aspen Institute's Center for Business Education shows that business school students are motivated by, get this, altruism and a desire for an interesting, challenging work experience.

Students were asked to choose up to 3 of the factors that were most important to them as they looked for jobs. 64% mentioned challenging responsibilities, making compensation a distant second at 48%. Work life balance and the potential to make a contribution to society were the 3rd and 4th most important factors. Only 4% cared about job security!

Of course, what people will say on a survey and what they actually believe can be very different.

But here's my theory: many of the current MBA students are the children of the Baby Boomers, a generation marked by social consciousness and a desire to change the world. Perhaps some of this altruism has rubbed off on their business school children.
Read Full Story

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

People are Reading