An MBA is a Master of Business Administration degree, granted after one to two years of graduate-level study that provides training in the theory and practice of business management.

Students from all majors can apply to MBA programs. MBA coursework teaches students essential skills for the corporate, not-for-profit, and government sectors by focusing on both the technical (e.g., finance and economics) and personal (e.g., leadership and management) abilities. As long as you know how an MBA degree can fit into your long-term goals, it can be very beneficial to your career at any stage of your life. 

Why an MBA?

  • To gain management skills
  • To transition your career to a new industry or function
  • To progress to a higher responsibility in the same industry or function
  • To increase your earning potential (MBA graduates make $95-100K on average in the corporate world, which includes everyone from people working on manufacturing floors to private equity)
  • To prepare yourself to start your own business or work in a start-up environment
  • To meet the expectations of a current employer who has offered to fund your MBA

Students and alumnae who are interested in business school (i.e. MBA) are advised to make an appointment, via MyCWS, with Irma Tryon. We also recommend that you work with faculty and contact MBA graduates through the Wellesley Alumnae with MBAs shared interest group offered by the Alumnae Association.