196: Is a full MBA worth it? Talking through the options

On this episode, George Weiner interviews Marielle Sumergido, Digital Marketing Whaler about her early career journey and the role a mini-MBA from Rutgers University in Digital Marketing played. 

We talk through whether full programs are worth it in our agency and nonprofit industries and what students actually get from an MBA. According to MBAprograms.org, the average cost of an MBA ranges between $60k to $80k, which is a lot of debt to add to an undergraduate degree.

The college experience offers students three things: knowledge, network and knighthood. The knowledge of specific industries and topics is the first to fade, it is the network of people you meet and the reputation (knighthood) of the degree that really matter.