We were sent this infographic recently from Tony Shin and his design team. The infographic is intended to “to help create discussion about the value and worth of an MBA and how sometimes people are misconstrued by this notion that if you don’t get more schooling, you won’t succeed. This infographic merely sheds light on the subject by showing other successful examples that didn’t need to get more schooling to succeed.” Says Shin.

Personally I have considered doing an MBA before. It seemed to be a natural path to continue on, during my consulting days. But then I wanted to get more into entrepreneurship and start-ups and figured there could be no substitute for doing entrepreneurship. However I have some very good friends who are extremely smart and have or are doing their MBA’s at the best schools in the world, like Stanford, Wharton, Harvard and Insead and believe they have gotten enormous value from doing their MBA. It really depends on the individual if it is worth it.

The infographic shows that average salaries after an MBA are remaining stagnant while tuition fees are climbing meaning it become harder for students to pay off student loans and note that 1/5 MBA graduates default on their loans.

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Jason Lim

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.