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Bruce, G. D. (2010). Exploring the value of MBA degrees: Students' experiences in full-time, part-time, and executive MBA programs. Journal of Education for Business. 85(1), 38-44. Retrieved from

Article Word Count: 3,787

Purpose of Article: Pages 1-2

The primary purpose of this article is to address the negative criticism towards MBA programs, and to also gain insight from students working toward earning MBA degrees and alumni on whether or not they felt their degree would help them in the corporate world. The theoretical framework administered in this study was also used to help determine whether or not MBA programs are profusely failing to instill norms of ethical behavior in students, prepare student leaders to go into corporate America, and to earn great corporate careers.

Theory/Model/Framework Used: Pg. 1

In the article, researchers used relevant data from a large sampling of graduate students. Also, the researcher conducted research with the use of two scales that measured the MBA degree satisfaction and the overall satisfaction view of the school’s program. Both scales used to measure the MBA degree satisfaction played key roles throughout the research.

Study Setting and Unit of Analysis: Pg. 3-4

During this study, researchers accumulated feedback from graduating students of Global MBA Graduate programs surveys. The researcher also used online surveys administered by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) in which the admissions council forwarded questions to schools in their internal database. In return, schools either replied by providing GMAC a student email list, or by sending the student surveys themselves. In detail, 68% participants were male students, 32% of those students were female, 58% were ages 28-34, and 78% participants were from schools located in the USA.

Synopsis and Conclusions- Pg. 1-8

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