The MBA-compensation connection

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A college education is just the first qualification for ascending to an executive seat. The prevailing credential for an aspiring executive is a master's degree—specifically, the MBA. Moreover, most companies now demand MBAs from aspiring executives. 

But the time and money invested in earning this advanced degree can be far outweighed by the compensation potential for executives with an MBA under their belt. And the future just keeps getting brighter for TCU Neeley MBA students. 

Job Growth for Executives

What does the compensation for corporate executives look like for 2014? This year's outlook is rosy. Pay for higher-ups is stronger than it has ever been, with salary increases recorded for three years running, following a brief cooling at the start of the recession. Executive compensation data tracking firm Equilar says chief executives enjoyed a median salary of $9.7 million a year in 2012. 

Meanwhile, MBA positions are on the rise, too, with a global 14 percent increase expected next year. These figures bode well for MBA standouts who are trained and ready to assume leadership roles at the world's most productive firms. 

What Are the Advantages of Earning an MBA?

Before you even walk across the stage, the outlook is more promising for job seekers. MBA programs are known as valuable hives of professional networking, and Neeley is no different. We’re fortunate to have access to executives in a variety of fields, working all over the world. 

Neeley offers once-in-a-lifetime access to both structured and informal connections with industry majors through recruitment events, internships and invitation-only corporate networking opportunities. Successful MBAs seize every chance to meet potential new clients, collaborate with emergent entrepreneurs and master the art of innovation from real-world influencers. 

An MBA is not a magic bullet for success in the business world, but it can open doors to new industries and fields and give you a substantial edge when it comes to being hired for your dream job.
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