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Return on investment in graduate management education in the South Pacific

Born, Jeffery A. and McMaster, James C. and Baukje de Jong, Anna (2008) Return on investment in graduate management education in the South Pacific. International Journal of Management in Education, 2 (3). pp. 340-355. ISSN 1750-385X

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This paper examines the private and public return on investment in education achieved by alumni of the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programme of the University of the South Pacific (USP). The salary levels and employment opportunities in the South Pacific lag behind those in developed economies. The cost of an MBA at USP is low in comparison to the average cost of MBAs at other universities but high relative to local income levels in the South Pacific. Nonetheless, we find that the MBA payback is quick for individuals and it would return the cost of a scholarship to the government in three to five years in the form of higher income taxes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > Graduate School of Business
Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE)
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2008 02:33
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2012 05:09

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