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Can You Put A Price On Your Future?
For most MBA candidates cost is a serious consideration. It is both a financial and emotional commitment. In the United States where 2-year programmes are the norm, tuition fees are double to those in Europe. Average fees in the United Kingdom run about ?30,000.

Carl Tams, The Intelligence Unit Manger at the Association of MBAs states: ?Average fees are ?16,000 - ?25,000. Living expenses for a single student are estimated at ?11,000 - ?16,400. MBA courses are a large financial investment. Most candidates require a loan, substantial savings or both.?

David Conrady, former executive at IBM and Head of European Operations for Sequence Design said: ?I had to think carefully before I took the plunge. I am married and have two sons. I also had to calculate the lost revenue from not working.

In my case, I chose INSEAD, not just because of the programme?s outstanding traini...

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Global Recruiters Want Team Players

Business schools have begun suddenly to question if they are meeting the goals of MBA employers. There are two principal reasons: First, a flush of recent corporate scandals; and secondly the dearth of suitable jobs for MBA graduates graduating between 2000 and 2003.

"Scandal is an issue that is stifling way companies," says Patrick hawker, dean of the Wharton School. "Ethics used to be a given so that we can get on with the creative aspects of the business."

Most business schools agree that this is a term issue. Harvard, for exampl...

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