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Companies that sponsored/paid for your MBA?

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Hey guys, I am trying to get some insights into sponsored MBAs.

Did anyone here get their MBA covered?
Which company did you work for? and where?
Did it matter which functional area you were in?
Which school did you go to?
What were the terms? "eg. you had to pay upfront and come back for 2 years"

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New post 07 May 2017, 22:49
arcticTO wrote:
Hey guys, I am trying to get some insights into sponsored MBAs.

Did anyone here get their MBA covered?
Which company did you work for? and where?
Did it matter which functional area you were in?
Which school did you go to?
What were the terms? "eg. you had to pay upfront and come back for 2 years"

Thanks in advance


My cousin got his MBA sponsored by his employer. He got in to Kelley's online MBA program. There was no any condition except that he can't leave the company for 3 years after completion of the MBA. Sponsorship covered all MBA expenses i.e. Tuition, Study Material, Travelling, and Accommodation.
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Many consulting firms (BCG for sure, and others) will sponsor their employees to get an MBA. I do not think Accenture does it as a rule, however.

The schools do know which applicants are corporate-sponsored and it is an interesting dynamic since going that route makes things easier on one hand - your recommendations flow is simpler and less awkward with your bosses. It also puts a plus next to your name since the company felt you were worth $200K investment into you and thus most likely MBA-worthy material. Many schools such as Wharton, and others have a fair share of sponsored applicants (you can check the stats on US news that shows the percentage of folks seeking employment vs. graduating class).

Here is Wharton:
Full-time graduates 850
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 639

Here is HBS:

Full-time graduates 926
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 694


Also, many companies have specific conditions - you must be accepted into a Top 10 or so program based on the last 3-year listing in 3 or 4 rankings. These spots are competitive and companies will pick a certain number of individuals based on budget.
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Interesting question... I think you can get sponsored form Corporate World
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Many consulting firms (BCG for sure, and others) will sponsor their employees to get an MBA. I do not think Accenture does it as a rule, however.

The schools do know which applicants are corporate-sponsored and it is an interesting dynamic since going that route makes things easier on one hand - your recommendations flow is simpler and less awkward with your bosses. It also puts a plus next to your name since the company felt you were worth $200K investment into you and thus most likely MBA-worthy material. Many schools such as Wharton, and others have a fair share of sponsored applicants (you can check the stats on US news that shows the percentage of folks seeking employment vs. graduating class).

Here is Wharton:
Full-time graduates 850
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 639

Here is HBS:

Full-time graduates 926
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 694


Also, many companies have specific conditions - you must be accepted into a Top 10 or so program based on the last 3-year listing in 3 or 4 rankings. These spots are competitive and companies will pick a certain number of individuals based on budget.


Hi BB,

Just another thought:
You have mentioned figures for:
A. total graduates and
B. graduates known to be seeking employment.

However those who are sponsored are not A-B.

There are several categories of graduates in that small number who are not seeking employment. They could be entrepreneurs, people going back to their companies (I wonder if they are not sponsored) and there is a minuscule percentage that continues their education (Whoa!)

A case in point is Wharton. I am copying figures from their website:

Students in class: 819
Seeking job offers: 97.1%

Reasons for not seeking employment
entrepreneurship/ self-employed - 4.8%
Continuing education- 2.8%
Company sponsored- 8.1%

While the numbers are still larger for the company sponsored folks, but not counting in the other guys could make us miss these guys
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