MBA Alumni Survey

We need your help.

MatchMBA uses a wealth of data to help our students find the best MBA program to reach their goals. But, we’re always listening for ways we can do it better. That’s why we designed our alumni survey – so we can compare how your experience stacked up to your goals.

So – tell us what you think! Don’t be afraid to be honest. 5 minutes (or less) will help us keep doing what we do.

Rate School

Please let us know which MBA program you graduated from

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Rate School

How would you rate your MBA Program based on the following characteristics?

Extremely poor quality
Very poor quality
Poor quality
Slightly poor quality
Average quality
Slightly good quality
Good quality
Very good quality
Extremely good quality
Learning environment
Career services
Peer quality
Faculty
Alumni network
Financial aid opportunities
MBA Program Value
Career Advancement

Rate School

How likely is it that you would recommend this MBA Program to a friend?

Extremely Unlikely
Very Unlikely
Unlikely
Somewhat Unlikely
Neither Likely or Unlikely
Somewhat Likely
Likely
Very Likely
Extremely Likely

Rate School

Did this degree advance your career?

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Before Your MBA

In these first sections titled "Before Your MBA," we would like to understand the factors you considered in deciding which MBA programs to search for, and ultimately select.

Before Your MBA Specifics

Specifics

Please indicate your age

I'm currently years old

Specifics

What was your approximate employee compensation (or personal income) before you began your MBA program?

$0

>$200,000

Specifics

Which regions of the country did you consider attending school?

Before Your MBA Motivations

Motivations

How important were the following attributes in motivating you to pursue an MBA?

Please rate how important each of these services and opportunities were in selecting your MBA program. Please indicate 1 for Not Important to 7 for Extremely Important.

Not At All Important
Very Unimportant
Somewhat Unimportant
Neutral
Somewhat Important
Very Important
Extremely Important
Access to Job Placement/Career Services
Access to Child Care Services
Access to Resources (e.g. labs, technologies, extracurriculars)
Invitations to Networking Events
Interview Skill Building
Book Purchasing & Delivery
Remedial Education Services (e.g. statistics boot camp)
Social Life
University Brand Recognition

Motivations

How important were the following attributes in motivating you to pursue an MBA?

Please rate how important each of these attributes are by indicating 1 for Not Important to 7 for Extremely Important.

Not At All Important
Very Unimportant
Somewhat Unimportant
Neutral
Somewhat Important
Very Important
Extremely Important
Obtain knowledge
Higher salary
Attain skills for career/profession
Improve skills for career/profession
Required for career/profession
Signing bonus
Desire job promotion/career advancement
Family pressure
Social pressure outside family
Desire to change careers
Opportunities to network
Delay entering the worforce
Avoiding a poor job market
Improve my resume
Personal development

Recent research has shown that students like you are typically motivated to pursue an MBA degree for three different reasons.

Enhance their current career path: These students seek an MBA to grow personally and professionally and also to be recognized by their employer as someone who can contribute more to the organization.

Switch to a different career path: These students seek an MBA to seek new opportunities in industries or job functions in which they were not previously employed.

Develop entrepreneurial skills and network: These students seek an MBA to develop abilities that can help start their own business.

Motivation

Based on these descriptions above, please rate your level of agreement with the following statements:

I was motivated to pursue an MBA to...
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Somewhat Disagree
Neutral
Somewhat Agree
Agree
Strongly Agree
...enhance my current career path.
...switch to a different career path.
...develop entrepreneurial skills and network.

Before Your MBA Characteristics

Characteristics

Please rate to what degree the following characteristics helped you decide which MBA program to attend.

The university’s MBA program...
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Somewhat Disagree
Neutral
Somewhat Agree
Agree
Strongly Agree
...was strongly encouraged by someone I know.
…has classes directly applicable to my career.
…takes issues of diversity seriously.
…is led by the right mixture of academics and practioners.
…is renowned for its teaching methods.
…has a very influential alumni network.
…was located near me.

Characteristics

How important were the following reputational factors in influencing your selection of an MBA program?

Students from the MBA program are known for their:
Not At All Important
Not Important
Somewhat Not Important
Neutral
Somewhat Important
Very Important
Strongly Important
Character
Ability to work collaboratively
Communication skills
Ability to rely on data to make decisions
Creative problem solving skills
Earning potential
Leadership

Before Your MBA Program Types

Program Types

What type(s) of programs did you apply for?

Program Types

What type of program did you apply for?

Program Types

Did attending any joint MBA style programs (e.g., medical or law)?

Program Types

What employer did you work for prior to your MBA? (Optional)

Before Your MBA GMAT

GMAT

Have you taken the GMAT?

During Your MBA

During Your MBA Financials

Financials

Please identify the cost of tuition you paid per year to the program you attended:

<$1,000

>$100,000

Financials

What was your expected employee compensation (or personal income) after you graduated the MBA program?

<$20,000

>$200,000

Financials

Did you receive or use any financial aid?

Financials

How far did you move from your residence at the time to attend the school of your choice?

0

> 3,000+ miles

During Your MBA Program Services

Program Services

During your MBA program, how well did these services and opportunities meet your expectations:

Please rate how well each of the following services and opportunities met your expectations using the scale below.

Far below expectations
Moderately below expectations
Slightly below expectations
Met expectations
Slightly above expectations
Moderately above expectations
Far above expectations
Job Placement/Career Services
Child-Care Services
Resources (e.g., labs, technology, extracurriculars)
Networking Events
Interview Skill Building
Book Purchasing and Delivery
Remedial Education Services (e.g., statistics boot camp)
Increased Social Life

During Your MBA Focus

Focus

What type of program did you select to attend for your MBA?

Focus

Was your MBA curriculum part of a joint MBA style program (e.g., medical or law)?

GMAT

What MBA specialty did you focus on?

After Your MBA

After Your MBA Career

In these sections called After Your MBA, we would like to hear about how your MBA has influenced your career since you left the program.

Career

What was your employee compensation (or personal income) after you graduated the MBA program?

< $20,000

> $200,000

Career

Which career category best describes the industry you are currently employed in?

Career

Approximately how long ago did you start in this industry?

I started in this industry

year(s) and

month(s) ago.

Career

Is your current employer a start-up company?

Career

What is the name of your current employer?

Career

How satisfied are you with your current employer?

About You

About You Demographics

Demographics

What country do you currently reside in:

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Demograpics

What is your gender?

Demograpics

Including yourself, what is the number of people in your immediate family?

1

10+

Demographics

What is your parent's highest education level? (optional)

Demographics

What was your undergraduate institution?

Demographics

What GPA did you graduate with from your MBA Program?

< 1.0

> 4.0

Demographics

What is your race/ethnicity?

Please check all that apply. (Optional)

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