MBA Students are a Point

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 11, 2008

More evidence that MBA students are pragmatic in their career choices appeared recently in the Financial Times. The story reports on a survey of 400 MBA students at MIT Sloan that found only one out of four students examined a potential employer’s environmental record, while 60% said they were more concerned with simply securiing a job. Garrett Dodge, an Sloan student looking for work in consumer technology or innovation, summed things up:

For the first job out of school, it’s not as much of a priority. We’re all looking for jobs that provide a good experience and a good salary.

The MIT survey confirms the findings of a recent Aspen Institute study, which found that the traditional goals of high pay and challenging work still dominate on many b-school campuses.

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