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Choosing the right MBA program is all about the return on investment

  • The Globe and Mail
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  • Feb 22, 2018
Choosing the right MBA program is all about the return on investment

For Matt Busbridge, MBA ’09, choosing Ivey’s MBA Program came down to opportunity cost. The one-year program, now celebrating its 10th anniversary, was designed for professionals who don't want to step away from work, their networks and their career for too long.

According to the Ivey Opportunity Cost Calculator, a domestic student who takes a break from a $75,000-per-year job would be better off by around $90,000 (in terms of less salary lost and lower tuition costs) than if they chose a two-year MBA at another major Canadian business school.

“Change is happening fast and there's a huge advantage to shortening the time you're at school,” says Busbridge, who is now working at Amazon in New York as a senior customer growth advisor.